About May 18

May 18, 2022 is the 138th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 227 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Taurus is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 249 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 18

  • 1268
    The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch.
  • 1498
    Vasco da Gama reaches the port of Calicut, India.
  • 1593
    Playwright Thomas Kyd’s accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.
  • 1631
    In Dorchester, Massachusetts, John Winthrop takes the oath of office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts.
  • 1756
    The Seven Years’ War begins when Great Britain declares war on France.
  • 1812
    John Bellingham is found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging for the assassination of British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval.
  • 1848
    Opening of the first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • 1860
    Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.
  • 1896
    Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of 1,389 people.
  • 1896
    The United States Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that the “separate but equal” doctrine is constitutional.
  • 1900
    The United Kingdom proclaims a protectorate over Tonga.
  • 1910
    The Earth passes through the tail of Comet Halley.
  • 1927
    The Bath School Disaster: forty-five people are killed by bombs planted by a disgruntled school-board member in Michigan.
  • 1933
    New Deal: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • 1944
    Deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government.
  • 1953
    Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
  • 1956
    First ascent of Lhotse 8,516 meters, by a Swiss team.
  • 1983
    In Ireland, the government launches a crackdown, with the leading Dublin pirate Radio Nova being put off the air.
  • 1991
    Northern Somalia declares independence from the rest of Somalia as the Republic of Somaliland but is not recognized by the international community.
  • 2006
    The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.

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