On This Day

Historical Events on May 18 (Part 2)

Historic Event

2018 All of Chile's 34 Roman Catholic bishops offer their resignation to Pope Francis in wake of child sex scandal

Album Release

2018 K-pop boy band BTS release their album "Love Yourself: Tear", sells 135,000 first week

  • 2019 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (85,854): Gabriel Jesus & Raheem Sterling each score twice as Manchester City thrash Watford, 6-0, completing an unprecedented domestic treble
  • 2019 144th Preakness: War of Will with Tyler Gaffalione aboard wins for trainer Mark E. Casse by a nose from Everfast

Election of Interest

2019 Australian federal elections won by Scott Morrison's coalition government in a surprise result

  • 2020 WHO member states agree to set up an inquiry into the global response to the pandemic, including looking at the WHO itself

COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 US President Donald Trump confirms he is taking controversial drug hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19

  • 2021 India records the highest recorded daily COVID-19 death toll to date in the world with 4,529 deaths
  • 2021 Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull no-hits Seattle Mariners, 5-0 at Comerica Park, Detroit