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Notable Historical Events for May 18th

1952Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC

1860Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president

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

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.

1997Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic

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

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

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

May 18th Historical Events
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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)

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

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

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

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

May 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 18th

1996Heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison (27) weds Dawn Freeman

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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