On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1900

Historical Events

  • Britain proclaims protectorate over Kingdom of Tonga

Famous Birthdays

  • Sarah Miriam Peale, American portrait painter (General Lafayette, 1825), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1885)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Gaspard Felix Ravaisson-Mollien, French philosopher, dies at 86
1900 Highlights

About May 18, 1900

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus