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Events and People Who Made History on May 18

11th Century

1096 - Crusaders massacre Jews of Worm

13th Century

1291 - Sultan of Egypt and his son take last Christian stronghold of Acre

14th Century

1302 - Trades people assault on French garrison (Brugse Metten)
1385 - Peace of Doornik: Gent and Louis van Thoughts

16th Century

1596 - Willem Barents leaves Amsterdam for Novaya Zemlya

17th Century

1619 - Hugo the Great sentenced to life in prison
1631 - English colony Massachusetts Bay grants puritarian voting right
1631 - John Winthrop is elected 1st governor of Massachusetts
1642 - Montreal Canada founded
1652 - Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal

18th Century

1703 - Dutch and English troops occupy Cologne
1756 - England declares war on France
1794 - 2nd battle of Bouvines (France-Austria)

19th Century

1803 - Britain declares war on France after Napoleon Bonaparte continues interfering in Italy and Switzerland
1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France
1828 - Battle of Las Piedras, ends conflict between Uruguay and Brazil
1830 - Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower. Saturdays are destroyed forever
1843 - United Free Church of Scotland forms
1846 - U.S. troops attack Rio Grande occupying Matamoros
1851 - Amsterdam-Nieuwediep telegraph connection linked
1852 - Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school
1860 - Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president
1861 - Battle of Sewall's Point VA-1st Federal offense against South
1861 - Friedrich Hebbels "Kriemhildes Rache," premieres in Weimar
1863 - Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi
1864 - Battle of Yellow Bayou, Louisiana (Bayou de Glaize, Old Oaks)
1866 - French Government of De Putte resigns
1880 - 6th Kentucky Derby: George Lewis aboard Fonso wins in 2:37
1887 - Emmanuel Chabriers opera "Le Roi Malgre Luis," premieres in Paris
1889 - Jules Massenets opera "Esclarmonde," premieres in Paris
1896 - U.S. Supreme Court affirms race separation (Plessy vs. Ferguson)
1897 - Irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin)
1897 - New York Giant William Joyce sets record of 4 triples in 1 game
1897 - Paul Dukas "L'Apprenti Sorcier Pruimtabak on the Market," premieres
1899 - World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference

20th Century

1900 - Britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga
1904 - American Ion Perdicaris kidnapped in Morocco
1910 - Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic
1911 - President/dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends
1912 - A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension
1912 - Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies
1916 - U.S. pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down German aircraft
1917 - Satie/Massine/Picasso's ballet "Parade," premieres in Paris
1917 - U.S. passes Selective Service act
1918 - Netherlands Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia
1918 - TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale, Pennsylvania kills 200
1920 - 46th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 1:51.6
1922 - Dutch 2nd Chamber agrees to 48 hour work week (was 45 hours)
1926 - Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice California She showed up a month later and said she had been kidnapped
1927 - Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood California
1927 - Ritz Hotel opens in Boston
1927 - "Slide Lake" in Gros Ventre Wyoming collapses
1929 - 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8
1929 - Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 and lost 8-6 in 2nd game (record 50 runs)
1933 - 1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair
1933 - Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams
1934 - Academy Award 1st called Oscar in print (Sidney Skolsky)
1934 - Congress approves "Lindbergh Act," makes kidnapping a capital offense
1934 - Jimmie Foxx hits 1st home run in Comiskey Park center field bleachers
1934 - TWA began commercial service
1935 - Harold Gimblett scores 123 in 80 minutes on debut for Somerset
1940 - German troops conquer Brussels
1941 - Italian army under general Aosta surrenders to Britain in Ethiopia
1941 - Jewish veterans honor their dead
1942 - New York City ends night baseball games for rest of WW II
1943 - Allied bombers attack Pantelleria in the Mediterranean Sea
1944 - Expulsion of more than 200,000 Tartars from Crimea by Soviet Union begins, they are accused of collaborating with the Germans
1944 - Polish 2nd Army corps captures convent of Monte Cassino, Italy
1945 - Tigers and A's both have 7 straight games postponed due to rain
1947 - A's catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error
1948 - Arab Legion captures fort on Mount Scopus
1948 - "Ballet Ballads" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 62 performances
1948 - Saudi Arabia joins invasion of Israel
1949 - Antiquarian Booksellers Assoc of America incorporates
1950 - "Liar" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 12 performances
1950 - Tommy Glaviano makes 3 consecutive errors on grounders
1951 - U.N. moves headquarters to New York City
1951 - U.S. General Collins predicts use of atom bomb in Korea
1952 - Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC
1953 - Jacqueline Cochran is 1st woman to break the sound barrier
1954 - European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect
1955 - 28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya New Mexico (state record)
1955 - Atkinson and Depeiaza take WI from 6-187 to 6-494 in day vs. Australia
1955 - Queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam
1956 - Hungarian party leader Matyas Rakosi enforces his own policy
1956 - Mickey Mantle hits home run from both sides of plate for record 3rd time
1956 - Queen Juliana opens Rembrandt fairs in Amsterdam
1957 - 83rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2
1958 - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1959 - "Castin' My Spell" by Johnny Otis Show hits #52
1959 - "Judy" by David Seville hits #86
1959 - "Russian Band Stand" by Spencer and Spencer hits #91
1960 - Eillen Fulton begins playing Lisa on As the World Turn (for > 30 yrs)
1960 - Jean Genets "Le Balcon," premieres in Paris
1961 - "Donnybrook!" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 68 performances
1963 - 89th Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Candy Spots wins in 1:56.2
1963 - "Beast in Me" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 4 performances
1963 - "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul hits #1
1964 - David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC
1964 - Supreme Court rules unconstitutional to deprive naturalized citizens of citizenship if they return to home country for more than 3 years
1965 - Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names including Kirk for Star Trek Captain
1965 - WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 - Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London
1967 - Tennessee Governor Ellington repeals "Monkey Law," upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial
1968 - 94th Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins in 1:56.8
1968 - AL Kaline hits his 307th home run, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger
1968 - Frank Howard ties AL record with home run in his 6th consecutive game his 10 home runs in the most in 6 games
1969 - Apollo 10 (Stafford/Cernan/Young) launched toward lunar orbit
1969 - "Canterbury Tales" closes at Eugene O'Neill New York City after 122 performances
1969 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA St. Louis Women's Golf Invitational
1971 - 4th ABA Championship: Utah Stars beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3
1971 - Bulgarian constitution goes into effect
1971 - President Nixon rejects 60 demands of Congressional Black Caucus
1971 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
1972 - John Sebastian makes 63 consecutive free throws while blindfolded
1972 - "Me and The Chimp," last airs on CBS-TV
1973 - Russian party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany
1973 - WIBC Bowling Queens won by Dotty Fothergill
1974 - 100th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6
1974 - "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1
1977 - A nightclub fire in Cincinnati killed 164
1977 - Juventus wins 6th UEFA Cup at Bilbao
1977 - Menachem Begin becomes Israel's Prime Minister
1977 - Nightclub in Cincinnati fire kills 164
1978 - Italy legalizes abortion
1978 - Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work
1980 - Belgium 3rd government of Martens forms
1980 - China launch 1st intercontinental rocket
1980 - Fernando Belaunde Terry elected president of Peru
1980 - Mount St. Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die
1982 - Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive home runs
1982 - Unification Church founder Reverend Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion
1983 - Senate revises immigration laws, gives millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program
1985 - 111th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4
1985 - 1st remote location for "Nightline" (South Africa)
1985 - "One Night In Bangkok" by Murray Head hits #3
1986 - Becky Pearson wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
1986 - Chung Kwung Ying did 2,750 "atomic" hand-stand push-ups
1986 - Chung Kwung Ying did 2,750 atomic hand-stand push-ups
1986 - David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
1986 - "Singin' in the Rain" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 367 performances
1986 - South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia
1988 - Bayer Leverkusen wins 17th UEFA Cup at Leverkusen
1988 - In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16
1989 - Lisa Strawberry files for divorce from Darryl
1990 - 2 Germanys sign a monetary union treaty
1990 - Cubs Ryne Sandberg ends 2nd baseman record 123 errorless game streak
1990 - Judy Carne arrested at JFK airport on an 11 year old drug warrant
1990 - Return To Green Acres TV movie airs
1991 - 117th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 1:54
1991 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1991 - U.S.S.R. launches 2 cosmonauts to MIR space station
1992 - Supreme Court rules states could not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs
1993 - Danish people vote in favor of ratifying the Maastricht Treaty
1993 - Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola
1994 - AC Milan wins Europe Cup 1: 4-0 against Barcelona
1994 - Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip
1994 - Tropical Butterfly Garden at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
1995 - WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Postma
1996 - 122nd Preakness: Pat Day aboard Louis Quatorze wins in 1:53.2
1996 - WIBC Bowling Queens won by Lisa Wagner
1997 - 43rd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Chris Johnson
1997 - Cadillac NFL Senior Golf Classic
1997 - "King David," opens at New Amsterdam Theater New York City
1997 - Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic

21st Century

2009 - The C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group meets for the third time in Seoul


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