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18 May

332 – Roman Empire – Constantine announced free distribution of food in Constantinople. http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Constantinople#Constantine.2C_306-363

526 – Rome – Pope John I died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_I

1012 – Rome – Theophylactus II became Pope Benedict VIII. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_VIII

1096 – Germany – Worms Massacre (First Crusade). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worms_massacre_(1096)

1152 – England – Henry II married Eleanor of Aquitaine. http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/eleanor-aquitaine-marries-henry-Anjou

1268 – Turkey – Siege of Antioch ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Antioch_(1268)

1291 – Israel – Siege of Acre ended (Crusades). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Acre_(1291)

1302 – Belgium – Bruge Matins. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruges_Matins_(massacre)

1388 – China/Mongolia – Battle of Buir Lake. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Buir_Lake

1565 – Malta – Siege of Malta began. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Siege_of_Malta

1652 – America – Rhode Island passed law making slavery illegal, not enforced.


1756 – Europe, Americas, Africa, Asia – Seven Years’ War began. https://youtu.be/CCPEm_tASdo  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Years%27_War

1776 – Canada – Battle of the Cedars began (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_The_Cedars

1794 – France – Battle of Tourcoing (Flanders Campaign- War of the First Coalition). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tourcoing

1803 – Europe etc – Napoleonic Wars began. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleonic_Wars

1804 – France – Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon

1810 – Argentina – May Revolution began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Revolution

1811 – Uruguay – Battle of Las Piedras. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Las_Piedras_(1811)

1812 – UK – John Bellingham executed for assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval. http://www.executedtoday.com/2012/05/18/1812-john-bellingham-prime-minister-assassin/

1863 – USA – Siege of Vicksburg began (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/vicksburg/maps/vicksburgmap.html

1875 – Greece – Third Zappas Olympics held in Athens. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zappas_Olympics#Games_of_1875

1896 – Russia – Stampede on Khodynka Field, Moscow during celebrations of coronation of Tsar Nicholas II, 1,389 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khodynka_Tragedy

1912 – India – First Indian Films, Shree Pundalik released. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shree_Pundalik

1917 – USA – Selective Service Act passed allowing conscription (WWI). http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww1/draft-registration/


1927 – USA – Bombs exploded at Bath School, Michigan, 44 killed. https://youtu.be/Qe1rtLM8m_c WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://murderpedia.org/male.K/k/kehoe-andrew.htm

1929 – Turkey – Earthquake measuring 6.1Mw, epicentre in Susehri, Sivas, 64 killed.

1935 – Russia – Tupolev Design Bureau plane crashed at Moscow, 45 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19350518-0

1935 – USA – Knowles Flying Service plane crashed at Flint-Bishop Airport, MI, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19350518-1

1940 – USA – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw, epicentre in Imperial Valley, California, 9 killed. http://scedc.caltech.edu/significant/imperial1940.html

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Mannheim (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – USA – US Navy plane crashed off Adak, AK, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430518-0

1944 – Admiralty Island – Admiralty Island Campaign ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiralty_Islands_campaign

1944 – Pacifica Ocean – US Navy plane missing between Torokina & Guadalcanal, 23 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440518-0

1944 – Italy – Battle of Monte Cassino ended (WWII). https://youtu.be/qtmMrusiywI WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Monte_Cassino

1947 – Philippines – Philippines Air Force plane crashed near Malaybalay, 18 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470518-0

1951 – Brazil – VASP plane crashed near Rancharia, SP, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510518-0

1952 – Canada – Maritime Central Airways plane crashed at Sandwich Bay, NF, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520518-0


1953 – USA – Jackie Cochran became first woman to break sound barrier. https://youtu.be/M7nHzT0bbTc  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Cochran

1955 – Tanzania – EAAC Flight 104 crashed at Mount Kilimanjaro, 20 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550518-0


1969 – USA – Apollo 10 launched. https://youtu.be/aosZbAStq7Y http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo10.html

1972 – Ukraine – Aeroflot Flight 1491 crashed at Kharkov Airport. 122 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19720518-0

1974 – India – Test their first nuclear weapon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiling_Buddha

1974 – Poland – Warsaw Radio Mast completed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_radio_mast

1980 – USA – Mount St. Helens, Washington, erupted, 57 killed. https://youtu.be/fArB5Jz2wos WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/earth/collections/mount_st_helens

1980 – South Korea – Gwangju Uprising began. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_Uprising

2009 – Sri Lanka – Sri Lankan Civil War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_Civil_War

2011 – Argentina – Sol Líneas Aéreas Flight 5428 crashed off Prahuaniyeu, Rio Negr, 22 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20110518-0

2013 – UK – Earthquake measuring 2.9Mw, epicentre in Acharacle, Scotland.

2015 – Colombia – Landslide at Salgar, 78 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-32785201