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Notable Historical Events for May 18th

1803Britain declares war on France after Napoleon Bonaparte continues interfering in Italy & Switzerland

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

1804Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate

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

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

1860Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president

199743rd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by chris johnson

1977Menachem Begin becomes Prime Minister of Israel

1952Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC

1997Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic

May 18th Historical Events
Date Event
Notable Birthdays on May 18th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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