On May 18th...
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Montreal, Canada, was founded.
Rhode Island became the first American colony to
1675 Father Jacques
missionary and explorer, died.
The United Free Church of Scotland was formed.
Massachusetts became the first state to require
children to attend school.
The Seige of Vicksburg (Vriginia) began.
Czar Nicholas II
of Russia was born.
Bertrand Russell, philosopher and mathematician,
Architect Walter Gropius was born.
Operatic tenor Ezio Pinza was born.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled racial separation
constitutional (Plessy v Ferguson).
Bram Stoker's Dracula was published.
1897 Film director Frank Capra
Composer Gustav Mahler died.
Singer Perry Como was born.
The Selective Service Act was passed.
Ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn was born.
Karol Jósef Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) was born.
Actor Bill Macy was born.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre opened in Hollywood,
Actor Pernell Roberts was born.
Artist Don Martin was born.
1933 President Franklin
Roosevelt signed the
Tennessee Valley Act.
Baseball player Brooks Robinson was born.
Baseball player Reggie Jackson was born.
The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of
America was incorporated.
1949 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman
George Strait was born.
Cochrane became the first woman to break the
Mary McLeod Bethune died.
Tina Fey was born.
Jeannette Rankin, the first woman to be elected to the
U.S. House of Representatives, died.
Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted.
Actress Jill Ireland died.
Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov died.
1995 Actress Elizabeth
Actor Tony Randall died.
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