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Notable Historical Events for May 18th

199743rd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by chris johnson

1804Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate

1977Menachem Begin becomes Prime Minister of Israel

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

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

1860Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president

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

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

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

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

May 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 18th

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

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

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)

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

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Notable Weddings on May 18th

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

1964Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (19) weds Margrit Volkmar

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

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