On This Day in History for May 18 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 127 of 127

  • 1980 Belgium 3rd government of Martens forms
  • 1980 People's Republic of China launches 1st intercontinental rocket
  • 1980 Fernando Belaunde Terry elected president of Peru
  • 1980 Mount St Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die
  • 1980 Gwangju Massacre: Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations, calling for democratic reforms
  • 1982 Unification Church founder Rev Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion
  • 1983 Senate revises immigration laws, gives millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program
  • 1985 1st remote location for "Nightline" (South Africa)
  • 1986 South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia
  • 1986 Chung Kwung Ying does 2,750 "atomic" hand-stand push-ups
  • 1990 East and West Germany sign a monetary union treaty
  • 1990 Judy Carne arrested at JFK airport on an 11 year old drug warrant
  • 1991 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1991 USSR launches 2 cosmonauts to MIR space station
  • 1992 US Supreme Court rules states could not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs
  • 1993 Danish people vote in favor of ratifying the Maastricht Treaty
  • 1993 Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola
  • 1994 Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip
  • 1994 Tropical Butterfly Garden at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
  • 1995 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Postma
  • 1996 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Lisa Wagner
  • 1998 United States v. Microsoft: The United States Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft.
  • 2001 Saudi Arabia selects the eight foreign companies to take part in its "Gas Initiative," three core venture gas projects that have an anticipated worth of $25 billion
  • 2006 The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country
  • 2009 Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.
  • 2010 Police officer James Crooker is asked to leave the Red and Black CafĂ© in Portland, Oregon after co-owner John Langley claimed Crooker's uniformed presence made him uncomfortable
  • 2014 Swiss voters reject a $25 per hour minimum wage

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