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In the Gregorian Calendar, May 18 is the 138th
(hundredth – thirtieth eighth) day of the year.

There are 227 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

The onion makes us cry. But the vegetable that makes us laugh has not yet been invented.

— Frank Capra
Italian-American film director (born May 18, 1897).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

May 18 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1152: in England, Enrique II marries Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • 1268: the Mamluk Sultan Baibars I defeats the crusaders of the Principality of Antioch in the Battle of Antioch.
  • 1291: in Palestine, the Muslims expel the Christians after the Fall of Acre, the last Christian stronghold.
  • 1302: in Bruges (Belgium), the events known as Bruges Matins take place, when the Flemish militia massacres the invading French forces at dawn.
  • 1498: in India, the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama arrives at the port of Calcutta.
  • 1499: a fleet of four ships departs from Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz, Spain), commanded by Alonso de Ojeda and accompanied by Américo Vespucio and Juan de la Cosa. They will reach the shores of Suriname, and will explore the Gulf of Paria and the island of Curaçao, in the Caribbean Sea.
  • 1525: the village of Trujillo is founded in Honduras.
  • 1541: in Mexico, Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza y Pacheco founded the town of Valladolid de la Nueva España (the current city of Morelia).
  • 1565: in the southern city of Concepción (Chile) the Royal Audience of Chile is established, by order of King Felipe II.
  • 1593: in England, the writer Thomas Kyd leads the charges of heresy against Christopher Marlowe.
  • 1631: In Dorchester, Massachusetts, John Winthrop becomes the first colony governor of Massachusetts Bay.
  • 1643: in Ardennes (France), the French – commanded by the future Prince Condé – defeat the Spaniards – with Francisco de Melo at the head – in the battle of Rocroi, during the open struggle between France and Spain for hegemony in Europe.
  • 1652: Rhode Island becomes the first state to enact a law abolishing slavery.
  • 1680: in Spain the collection of the Laws of the Indies is published, consisting of nine books and more than 6000 laws.
  • 1756: France declares war on England. The French disembark in Menorca.
  • 1765: in Canada, a fire destroys most of the city of Montreal.
  • 1781: in Peru, the Spanish assassinate the Inca leader Túpac Amaru II by public dismemberment.
  • 1793: Roussillon Campaign. Thuir military action, won from the French revolutionary troops by General Antonio Ricardos.
  • 1803: in the framework of the Napoleonic Wars, the United Kingdom revokes the Treaty of Amiens and declares war on France.
  • 1804: in Paris, the Senate of France proclaims Napoleon Bonaparte emperor.
  • 1811: in the battle of Las Piedras (Uruguay) the revolutionary forces under the command of General José Gervasio Artigas defeat the forces of the Spanish Empire.
  • 1845: the infant Carlos María Isidro de Borbón abdicates in his son Carlos Luis the claimed rights of him to the Crown of Spain.
  • 1848: the first German National Assembly opens in Frankfurt am Main.
  • 1848: in Buenos Aires, Juan Manuel de Rosas gives the order for the dissolution of the Society of Jesus and the expulsion of its members from Argentine territory.
  • 1863: in the United States – within the framework of the American Civil War – the Battle of Vicksburg begins.
  • 1869: in Japan the surrender and dissolution of the Republic of Ezo happens.
  • 1870: in Portugal, Marshal Saldanha Oliveira (82 years old), invades the Ajuda palace with some soldiers and forces the king to appoint him President of the Government.
  • 1875: the city of Cúcuta (Colombia) is destroyed by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake, which leaves 30,500 victims. It also affects the Venezuelan state of Táchira.
  • 1896: in the field of Khodynka, in Moscow (Russia) during the festivities of the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II a mob of people kills 1,389 people (Tragedy of Khodynka).
  • 1900: the United Kingdom proclaims its “protectorate” over Tonga.
  • 1903: in Spain, King Alfonso XIII opens the Cortes with a speech.
  • 1904: international agreement for the suppression of the white slave trade.
  • 1910: Halley’s Comet’s closest approach to Earth.
  • 1910: Infanta Isabel de Borbón arrives in Buenos Aires, representing the King of Spain in the celebrations of the first centenary of the May Revolution.
  • 1919: the Republic of the Palatinate is proclaimed, separated from the Reich and supported by France.
  • 1926: Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears while visiting Venice Beach (California).
  • 1927: the Bath School Disaster occurs in Michigan (United States): 45 people are killed by a bomb explosion.
  • 1927: in Hollywood (California) the Grauman’s Chinese Theater is inaugurated.
  • 1930: the airship “Graf Zeppelin” begins a flight in which it will cross the Atlantic twice, with a distance of about 27,000 kilometers.
  • 1933: in the United States – within the framework of the New Deal – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs a law that creates the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • 1941: in Abyssinia – in the framework of the Second World War – the troops of the Duke of Aosta capitulate.
  • 1944: in Italy – in the framework of World War II – the battle of Montecassino ends after seven days when the Nazi paratroopers (Fallschirmjäger) evacuate Montecassino.
  • 1944: the government of the Soviet Union deported the Crimean Tatars.
  • 1944: in France, General Gerd von Rundstedt assumes supreme command.
  • 1948: the first Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China is installed in Nanking (China).
  • 1950: the Plenary Assembly of the United Nations Organization decides to seize the goods of the Republic of China, in retaliation.
  • 1953: Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
  • 1954: in Argentina, the democratic government of Juan Domingo Perón ―as part of the Five-Year Plan― begins the construction of the 1,490 km pipeline between the Campo Durán oil fields (Salta province) and the Argentine Litoral.
  • 1958: In the United States, a Lockheed F-104 Starfighter aircraft sets a new speed record: 2259.82 km / h.
  • 1959: in Conakry (Guinea) the National Committee for the Liberation of the Ivory Coast is inaugurated.
  • 1959: in the Plain of Jars (Laos) the fighting between the Royal Army and the Pathet Lao begins.
  • 1960: in Cuba, Commander Ernesto Che Guevara participates in a marlin fishing contest with American writer Ernest Hemingway and Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro.
  • 1963: in Madrid (Spain) the Sports City of the Real Madrid Club de Fútbol is inaugurated on the Paseo de la Castellana.
  • 1969: The Apollo 10 manned mission takes off from the Cape Canaveral (Florida) facilities – within the framework of the Apollo Program -, being the second manned mission to the Moon.
  • 1974: At the end of the Smiling Buddha project, India successfully detonates its first nuclear bomb, becoming the sixth “nuclear power” in the world.
  • 1974: The Warsaw Radio Tower, the tallest building so far, is inaugurated. It ceased to be operational on August 8, 1991.
  • 1980: In the United States, the Santa Helena volcano erupts, leaving the greatest demographic and economic damage in the history of that country.
  • 1989: the Lithuanian Parliament amends its Constitution and proclaims the sovereignty of the Lithuanian people.
  • 1990: in France, the TGV train achieves a new record in the railway world: 515.3 km / h.
  • 1990: in Bonn, the finance ministers of the FRG and the GDR, Theo Waigel and Walter Rombers, sign the treaty of monetary, economic and social union between the two German countries.
  • 1990: the Latin pop singer, composer and Mexican music producer Luis Miguel, releases his album entitled 20 años, produced by Juan Carlos Calderón.
  • 1991: Northern Somalia declares its independence from the rest of the country and is named the Republic of Somaliland, although it will not be recognized internationally.
  • 1993: in Denmark, the people respond affirmatively to the referendum regarding the Maastricht Treaty.
  • 1994: in Venezuela, former president Carlos Andrés Pérez is imprisoned, when it is discovered that he has misappropriated public funds.
  • 1996: the 41st Eurovision Song Contest is held in the Norwegian city of Oslo. The Irish representative, Eimear Quinn, will achieve victory with the song The Voice.
  • 1996: the Governments of Cuba and Dominica establish diplomatic relations.
  • 1998: in the lawsuit United States against Microsoft, the Department of Justice of the United States proceeds to the monopoly case against the Microsoft company, of Bill Gates.
  • 1999: The American boy band Backstreet Boys, publishes his third album of study titled Millennium.
  • 2005: the Antuco Tragedy takes place in Chile, the second biggest militia disaster in peacetime.
  • 2011: in the Argentine province of Río Negro, flight 5428 of the Sol company crashes, causing 22 deaths.
  • 2011: in San Vicente de Chucurí (Colombia) the Chucurí River destroys two bridges, leaving 12 dead.
  • 2013: Malmö celebrates the Eurovision Song Contest.
  • 2014: in Fundación (Magdalena), (Colombia), 33 children die burned to death.
  • 2015: in the Colombian city of Salgar (Antioquia department) an avalanche in the La Margarita district leaves more than 50 dead.
  • 2016: Aftershocks of the 2016 earthquake in Ecuador of magnitude 6.7 and 6.9 leave a total of 11 injured and 1 dead, minor material damage, house collapse and power outage were reported, although there was no tsunami alert.
  • 2018: in Havana (Cuba) a commercial airplane operated by the Cubana de Aviación company, model Boeing 737, leased to the Mexican company Global Air, crashes with 113 people on board (6 crew members and 107 passengers), shortly after taking off from the José Martí International Airport of the capital towards the city of Holguín.
  • 2019: In Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announces that she will be a candidate for vice president along with Alberto Fernández as president.
  • 2019: The 64th Eurovision Song Contest is held in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

May 18 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1048: Omar Jayam, Iranian mathematician, astronomer and writer (d. 1131).
  • 1186: Konstantin of Vladimir, Russian prince (d. 1218).
  • 1474: Isabel de Este, Italian aristocrat (d. 1539).
  • 1610: Stefano della Bella, Italian publisher (d. 1664).
  • 1616: Johann Jakob Froberger, German composer (d. 1667).
  • 1692: Joseph Butler, British bishop and philosopher (d. 1752).
  • 1711: Ruđer Bošković, Croatian physicist and astronomer (d. 1787).
  • 1731: José Camarón Bonanat, Spanish painter (d. 1803).
  • 1742: Félix de Azara, Spanish scientist (d. 1821).
  • 1788 – Hugh Clapperton, British explorer (d. 1827).
  • 1797: Frederick August II of Saxony (d. 1854).
  • 1808: Venancio Flores, Uruguayan president (d. 1868).
  • 1812: Francisco Coll i Guitart, Spanish saint, founder of the Dominicas de la Anunciata (d. 1875).
  • 1817: Joaquín José Cervino, Spanish writer and magistrate (d. 1883).
  • 1850: Oliver Heaviside, British physicist (d. 1925).
  • 1868: Nicholas II, Russian tsar between 1894 and 1917 (d. 1918).
  • 1869: Andrés Cepeda, Argentine anarchist poet (d. 1910).
  • 1872: Bertrand Russell, British philosopher and mathematician, 1950 Nobel Prize winner for literature (d. 1970).
  • 1876: Hermann Müller, German Chancellor (d. 1931).
  • 1882: Eduardo Fabini; Uruguayan composer of academic music (f. 1950).
  • 1883: Eurico Gaspar Dutra, Brazilian military, politician and president between 1946 and 1951 (f. 1974).
  • 1883: Walter Gropius, German architect (d. 1969).
  • 1887: Jeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1946).
  • 1889 – Thomas Midgley, American mechanical engineer (d. 1944).
  • 1891: Rudolf Carnap, German philosopher (d. 1970).
  • 1892: Emilio Esteban Infantes, Spanish military (d. 1962).
  • 1895: Augusto C. Sandino, Nicaraguan guerrilla and revolutionary (d. 1934).
  • 1897: Frank Capra, American filmmaker (d. 1991).
  • 1901: Vincent du Vigneaud, American biochemist, 1955 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry (d. 1978).
  • 1908: Moisés Broggi, Spanish physician (d. 2012).
  • 1909: Javier de Belaúnde Ruiz de Somocurcio, Peruvian politician, lawyer and historian (f. 2013).
  • 1909: Fred Perry, British tennis player (d. 1995).
  • 1909: Isabel Chabela Villaseñor, Mexican sculptor and painter. (f. 1953).
  • 1911: Big Joe Turner, American blues singer (d. 1985).
  • 1912: Richard Brooks, American filmmaker. (f. 1992).
  • 1912: Perry Como, American singer. (f. 2001).
  • 1912: Walter Sisulu, South African activist. (f. 2003).
  • 1913: Charles Trenet, French singer. (f. 2001).
  • 1914: Pierre Balmain, French designer (d. 1982).
  • 1914: Boris Christoff, Bulgarian opera bass (d. 1993).
  • 1918: Manuel Pertegaz, Spanish couturier (f. 2014).
  • 1918: Massimo Girotti, Italian actor (f. 2003).
  • 1919: Margot Fonteyn, British ballet dancer (d. 1991).
  • 1919: Manuel Viola, Spanish painter (d. 1987).
  • 1920: John Paul II, Polish Pope between 1978 and 2005 (f. 2005).
  • 1922: Bill Macy, American actor (d. 2019).
  • 1922: Kai Winding, Danish musician (d. 1983).
  • 1923: Hugh Shearer, Jamaican politician and prime minister (d. 2004).
  • 1924: Priscilla Pointer, American actress.
  • 1928: Pernell Roberts, American actor and singer (d. 2010).
  • 1929: José María Mendiola Insausti, Spanish writer (d. 2003).
  • 1930: Alfredo Leal Kuri, Mexican actor (f. 2003).
  • 1931: Don Martin, American cartoonist (d. 2000).
  • 1931: Robert Morse, American actor.
  • 1934: Dwayne Hickman, American actor.
  • 1935: Elena Zuasti, Uruguayan theater actress (d. 2011).
  • 1937: Jacques Santer, Luxembourgian politician and lawyer.
  • 1937: Raúl Amundaray, first Venezuelan television actor (f. 2020).
  • 1939: Giovanni Falcone, Italian judge; assassinated by the mafia (f. 1992).
  • 1939: Peter Grünberg, German physicist, 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics (d. 2018).
  • 1941: Fernando Arbex, Spanish drummer, of the Los Brincos band (f. 2003).
  • 1941: Juan María Atutxa, Spanish politician.
  • 1941: Miriam Margolyes, British actress.
  • 1942: Albert Hammond, British composer and musician.
  • 1942: Nobby Stiles, British footballer (d. 2020).
  • 1944: W. G. Sebald, German writer (d. 2001).
  • 1946: Reggie Jackson, American baseball player.
  • 1946: Andreas Katsulas, American actor (d. 2006).
  • 1947: John Bruton, Irish taoiseach (head of government).
  • 1949: Rick Wakeman, British keyboardist and composer, of the band Yes.
  • 1949: Terry Zwigoff, American filmmaker
  • 1950: Mark Mothersbaugh, American singer, of the band Devo.
  • 1951: Ben Feringa, Dutch chemist.
  • 1951: Gabriele Krocher Tiedemann, German sociologist and anarchist (d. 1995).
  • 1952: George Strait, American musician.
  • 1953: Enrique Jiménez Carrero, Spanish painter.
  • 1955: Chow Yun-Fat, Chinese actor.
  • 1956: Dragan Miranović, Serbian footballer and coach (d. 2012).
  • 1957: Michael Cretu, German musician of Romanian origin, creator of the musical project Enigma.
  • 1960: Nanne Grönvall, Swedish singer and songwriter, of the band One More Time.
  • 1960: Yannick Noah, former French tennis player and singer.
  • 1962: Nanne Grönvall, Swedish singer.
  • 1962: Sandra, German singer.
  • 1964: Ignasi Guardans, Spanish politician.
  • 1964: Das letzte Einhorn, German singer, of the band In Extremo.
  • 1965: Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer, of the band Helloween (d. 1995).
  • 1966: Marlon Moreno, Colombian film and television actor.
  • 1967: Heinz-Harald Frentzen, German Formula 1 driver.
  • 1968: Clemente Álvarez, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1969: Martika, American singer.
  • 1969: Delcy Rodríguez, Venezuelan politician and foreign minister.
  • 1970: Billy Howerdel, American musician; founder, guitarist, songwriter and producer of the band A Perfect Circle.
  • 1970: Tina Fey, American actress.
  • 1971: Brad Friedel, American footballer.
  • 1971: Adamari López, Puerto Rican actress.
  • 1973: Toni Garrido, Spanish journalist.
  • 1975: Peter Iwers, Swedish bassist, of the band In Flames.
  • 1975: Jack Johnson, American musician.
  • 1975: Jem, British singer.
  • 1976: Laisha Wilkins, Mexican actress.
  • 1977: Lee Hendrie, British footballer.
  • 1977: Danny Mills, British footballer.
  • 1978: Ricardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer.
  • 1978: Borgeous, American DJ and producer
  • 1979: Mariusz Lewandowski, Polish footballer.
  • 1979: Michal Martikán, Slovak skier.
  • 1979: Julián Speroni, Argentine footballer.
  • 1979: Milivoje Novakovič, Slovenian footballer.
  • 1979: Jens Bergensten, Swedish video game designer.
  • 1979: Antonio Jesús Marfil Roca, Spanish footballer.
  • 1979: Iago García, Spanish actor.
  • 1980: Esperanza Gómez Colombian porn actress and model.
  • 1981: Mahamadou Diarra, Malian footballer.
  • 1982: Marvin Obando, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1984: Niki Terpstra, Dutch cyclist.
  • 1984: Simon Pagenaud, French motorsport driver.
  • 1985: Dalma Kovács, Romanian singer and actress.
  • 1986: Yū Kijima, Japanese footballer.
  • 1987: Joe Brooks, British singer-songwriter.
  • 1987: Luisana Lopilato, Argentine actress and model.
  • 1992: Spencer Breslin, American actor.
  • 1992: Fernando Pacheco, Spanish soccer player.
  • 1994: Laura Esquivel, Argentine actress.
  • 1999: Laura Omloop, Belgian singer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

May 18 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 526: John I, Italian pope, between 523 and 526 (n.470).
  • 1013: Hisham II, Andalusian caliph (b. 965).
  • 1450: Sejong the Great, Korean leader (b.1397).
  • 1473: Alonso I de Fonseca, Spanish nobleman and ecclesiastic (b.1418).
  • 1551: Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Italian painter (b.1486).
  • 1642: Alonso de Bonilla, Spanish poet (b. 1570).
  • 1675: Jacques Marquette, French missionary and explorer (b.1637).
  • 1675: Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (b.1623).
  • 1692: Elias Ashmole, British antiquarian (b.1617).
  • 1733: Georg Böhm, German composer and organist (b.1661).
  • 1781: Túpac Amaru II (José Gabriel Condorcanqui), Peruvian chieftain (b. 1738).
  • 1799: Pierre-Augustin de Beaumarchais, French playwright (b. 1732).
  • 1800: Aleksandr Suvorov, Russian general (b. 1729).
  • 1807: Antonio Felipe de Orleans, French prince (b. 1775).
  • 1829: María Josefa de Sajonia, German aristocrat, wife of King Fernando VII of Spain (b. 1803).
  • 1865: Francisco Bilbao, Chilean writer (b. 1823).
  • 1890: Casto Plasencia y Maestro, Spanish painter (b. 1846).
  • 1900: Jean Gaspard Felix Ravaisson-Mollien, French philosopher (b.1813).
  • 1909: Isaac Albéniz, Spanish composer (b. 1860).
  • 1909: George Meredith, British novelist and poet (b. 1828).
  • 1909: Teodomiro Ramírez de Arellano, Spanish writer (b. 1828).
  • 1910: Pauline Viardot-García, French opera singer, of Spanish origin (b. 1821).
  • 1910: Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (b.1841).
  • 1911 – Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer (b.1860).
  • 1916: Juan Bautista Cabrera Ibarz, Spanish poet, theologian and reformer (b. 1837).
  • 1921: Filomena Tamarit e Ibarra, Spanish aristocrat and benefactress (b. 1845).
  • 1922: Eduardo Jusué, Spanish historian (b. 1846).
  • 1922: Charles Louis Alphonse Laverán, French physician, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1907 (b. 1845).
  • 1938: Aníbal Ponce, Argentine essayist and politician (b. 1898).
  • 1938: Juan Sánchez Azcona, Mexican politician, journalist and diplomat (b. 1876).
  • 1941: Werner Sombart, German economist (b.1863).
  • 1948: Francisco Alonso, Spanish composer (b. 1887).
  • 1955 – Mary McLeod Bethune, American activist (b.1875).
  • 1967: Carlos Jiménez Díaz, Spanish physician (b. 1898).
  • 1972: Jan Bronner, Dutch sculptor (b. 1881).
  • 1973: Jeannette Rankin, American politician, feminist and pacifist (b. 1880).
  • 1973: Abraham Shlonsky, Ukrainian-Israeli poet and publisher (b.1900).
  • 1975: Kasimir Fajans, American chemist and physicist of Polish origin (b. 1887).
  • 1975: Leroy Anderson, American composer (b.1908).
  • 1980: Ian Curtis, British singer-songwriter, of the band Joy Division (b.1956).
  • 1981: William Saroyan, American writer (b.1908).
  • 1985: Erich Traub, German scientist and virologist (b.1906).
  • 1988: Daws Butler, American voice actor (b.1916).
  • 1990: Jill Ireland, British actress (b.1936).
  • 1992: Marshall Thompson, American actor (b.1925).
  • 1992: Salvador Nava, Mexican physician and politician (b.1914).
  • 1995: Juan Gyenes, Spanish photographer (b.1912).
  • 1995: Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress (b. 1933).
  • 1995: Elisha Cook, Jr., American actor (b.1903).
  • 1995: Alexander Godunov, Russian dancer and actor (b. 1949).
  • 1999: Augustus Pablo, Jamaican musician (b.1954).
  • 1999: Elizabeth Robinson, American athlete (b.1911).
  • 1999: Alfredo Dias Gomes, Brazilian playwright (b.1922).
  • 2002: Davey Boy Smith, British professional wrestler (b.1962).
  • 2004: Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (b.1927).
  • 2005: Elsie Alvarado de Ricord, Panamanian poet (b.1928).
  • 2007: Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize winner for physics in 1991 (b.1932).
  • 2007: Yoyoy Villame, Filipino actor and singer (b.1932).
  • 2008: Irma Córdoba, Argentine actress (b.1913).
  • 2010: Luis Sáez, Spanish painter (b.1925).
  • 2011: Carlos Iván Degregori, Peruvian anthropologist and writer (b.1945).
  • 2012: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone, conductor and musicologist (b.1925).
  • 2013: Guillermo Rico, Argentine actor and comedian (b.1920).
  • 2013: Steve Forrest, American actor, protagonist of the series SWAT (b.1924).
  • 2013: Zahra Shahid Hussain, Pakistani political activist and teacher; murdered (b.1953).
  • 2014: Gordon Willis, American cinematographer (b.1931).
  • 2014: Eduardo del Villar (27), Mexican forcado (b.1987).
  • 2016: Luis H. Álvarez, Mexican politician (b.1919).
  • 2017: Ricardo Bowen Cavagnaro, Ecuadorian politician, businessman and journalist (b.1937).
  • 2017: Chris Cornell, American musician, songwriter, vocalist for the bands Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave (b.1964).
  • 2019: Analía Gadé, Argentine actress (b.1931).
  • 2020: Michel Piccoli, French actor (b.1925).
  • 2021: Franco Battiato, Italian singer-songwriter, musician and film director (b.1945).
  • 2021: Charles Grodin, American actor (b.1935).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

May 18 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • International Museum Day.
  • Plant Fascination Day.
  • Argentina: Cockade Day.
  • Mexico: Day of the Oceanologist.
  • Mexico: Museum Day.
  • Uruguay: Battle of Las Piedras / Day of the National Army of Uruguay.
  • Haiti: Haitian Flag Day.
  • Bolivia: Anniversary of Punata.
  • Turkmenistan: Constitution Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

May 18 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Claudia, virgin and martyr
  • Saint Dioscorus of Alexandria
  • Saint Erico IX
  • Saint Felix of Cantalice
  • Saint Felix of Spalato
  • Saint John I, Pope
  • Saint Potamón and companions
  • Blessed Blandina Merten
  • Blessed Burcardo of Beinwil
  • Blessed William of Toulouse

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

May 18 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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