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Notable Historical Events for May 18th

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.

1897Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.

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

199743rd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by chris johnson

1977Menachem Begin becomes Prime Minister of Israel

1956Mickey Mantle hits HR from both sides of plate for record 3rd time

1860Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president

1997Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic

1952Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC

1804Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate

May 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 18th

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

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

1955Yun Fat Chow, Nam Nga Island Hong Kong, actor (Better Tomorrow)

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

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

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

May 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 18th

1996Heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison (27) weds Dawn Freeman

1964Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (19) weds Margrit Volkmar

May 18th Weddings
Date Event
Notable Deaths on May 18th

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

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

May 18th Deaths
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