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Notable Historical Events for May 18th

1997Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic

1804Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate

1860Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president

1952Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC

1968AL Kaline hits his 307th HR, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger

199743rd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by chris johnson

2001DreamWorks Pictures "Shrek", starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz in voice-over roles, debuts

1933Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams

1990Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins

1896Khodynka 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.

May 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 18th

1970Tina Fey, Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, American writer/actress (Saturday Night Live)

1960Yannick Noah, Sedan France, tennis player (French 1983)

1946Reggie Jackson, Wyncote Pennsylvania, "Mr October" baseball rightfielder (Yankees, A's)

1868Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last tsar of Russia (1894-1917)

1920John Paul II, [Karol Wojtyla], Wadowice Poland, 264th Roman Catholic Pope (1978-2005)

1960Jari Kurri, Helsinki Finland, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)

May 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 18th

1964Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (19) weds Margrit Volkmar

2007Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (23) weds former video production assistant Blake Fielder-Civil (25) in Miami, Florida

May 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 18th

1995Elizabeth Montgomery, actress (Bewitched), dies of cancer at 62

1973Jeannette Rankin, 1st Congresswoman (1917-19, 41-43) and pacifist, dies at 92

May 18th Deaths
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