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Notable Historical Events for May 18th

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

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

199743rd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by chris johnson

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.

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

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

1997Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic

1860Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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