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Today in History

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May 18-On this day….

In 526, St. John I ends his reign as Catholic Pope.

In 1593, scholars believe an arrest warrant was issued for Christopher Marlowe, after fellow writer Thomas Kyd accused Marlowe of heresy.

In 1643, Queen Anne, the widow of Louis XIII, is granted sole and absolute power as regent by the Paris parliament, overriding the late king’s will.

In 1652, a law is passed in Rhode Island banning slavery in the colonies but it causes little stir and seems unlikely to be enforced.

In 1783, the first United Empire Loyalists, known to American Patriots as Tories, arrive in Canada to take refuge under the British crown in Parrtown, Saint John, Nova Scotia (now New Brunswick), Canada.

In 1792, Russian troops invade Poland.

In 1802, Britain declares war on France (again!!)

In 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte becomes the Emperor of France.

In 1828, the Battle of Las Piedras, between Uruguay and Brazil, ends.

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln is nominated for president.

In 1861, an obscure California newspaper casts first lady Mary Todd Lincoln in an unflattering light on this day in 1861. Quoting a report in the Sacramento Union, the Humboldt Times recounted a tale of how Mrs. Lincoln had usurped her husband’s presidential duty of appointing federal offices.

In 1864, the fighting at Spotsylvania in Virginia, reaches its peak at the Bloody Angle.

In 1871, the Kiowa Chief Satanta joins with other Indians to massacre a wagon train near the Red River in northeastern Texas.

In 1896, the Supreme Court’s decision on Plessy v. Ferguson upholds the “separate but equal” policy in the United States.

In 1917, the U.S. Congress passes the Selective Service act, calling up soldiers to fight World War I.

In 1931, Japanese pilot Seiji Yoshihara crashes his plane in the Pacific Ocean while trying to be the first to cross the ocean nonstop. He is picked up seven hours later by a passing ship.

In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Tennessee Valley Authority Act.

In 1942, New York ends night baseball games for the rest of World War II.

In 1943, Adolf Hitler launches Operation Alaric, the German occupation of Italy in the event its Axis partner either surrendered or switched its allegiance.

In 1944, the Allies finally capture Monte Cassino in Italy.

In 1951, The United Nations moves its headquarters to New York city.

In 1958, in Monaco, France,  Team Lotus makes its Formula One debut in the Monaco Grand Prix, the opening event of the year’s European racing season.

In 1969, two battalions of the 101st Airborne Division assault Hill 937 but cannot reach the top because of muddy conditions.

In 1974, India becomes the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb.

In 1980, after rumbling for two months, Mount Saint Helens, in Washington, erupts 3 times in 24 hours.

In 1989, a crowd of protesters, estimated to number more than one million, marches through the streets of Beijing, China, calling for a more democratic political system.

In 2001, the fledgling movie studio Dreamworks SKG, founded by Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, releases what will become its most successful film to date: the animated feature Shrek.

In 2004, 40-year-old Arizona Diamondbacks lefthander Randy Johnson becomes the oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game, leading his team to a 2-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

In 2012, Facebook, the world’s largest social network, holds its initial public offering (IPO) and raises $16 billion. It was the largest technology IPO in American history to that date, and the third-largest IPO ever in the United States, after those of Visa and General Motors.

Born on this Day

In 1836, Wilhelm Steinitz, chess champion.

In 1868, Nicholas II, the last Russian czar.

In 1872, Bertrand Russell, English mathematician, philosopher and social reformer.

In 1897, Frank Capra, film director (It’s A Wonderful Life).

In 1902, Meredith Willson, composer and lyricist (The Music Man).

In 1911, Joseph Vernon “Big Joe” Turner, blues singer.

In 1918, John Paul II [Karol Jozef Wojtyla], Roman Catholic pope.

In 1919, Margot Fonteyn, English ballet dancer.

A History of Invention

(Famous Inventions in May)

May 18

  • 1827 – Artist Rembrandt Peale registered a lithographic portrait of President George Washington based on his famous oil painting.
  • 1830 – Edwin Beard Budding of England signed a licensing agreement for the manufacture of his invention, the lawn mower.

Technology Facts

E-mail has been around longer than the Internet.