On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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 (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • 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 Café 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
  • 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting; 17 year-old shooter kills 10 and injures 10 in Santa Fe, Texas
  • 2018 Mexican Damojh airlines flight crashes near Havana airport, Cuba, killing 110 with just 3 survivors

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison
Prime Minister of Australia
Scott Morrison
  • 2020 WHO member states agree to set up an inquiry into the global response to the pandemic, including looking at the WHO itself

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2021 India records the highest recorded daily COVID-19 death toll to date in the world with 4,529 deaths

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