According to Gregory calendar, on May 18, the day number in a year is 139 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 140. May 18 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 18 May in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1388During the Buchur Lake Battle, General Lan U led a Chinese army to crush the Mongol gang of Togas Temur, the North Yuan's Khan.
1703Dutch and British troops captured the city of Cologne in Germany.
1756Great Britain declared war against France.
1756Britain declares war against France.
1794Battle of Trecoing: French troops defeated the British Army.
1803Great Britain started a war on France, after which France was not allowed to withdraw from Dutch territory, which led to the war with Napoleon.
1804Napoleon was proclaimed Emperor of France.
1804Napoleon Bonaparte was declared Emperor of the French by the French Senate.
1852Massachusetts rules that all school children must attend school.
1860Abraham Lincoln was elected as the US presidential candidate for the Republican Party.
1863American Civil War-General Ulysage S. Grant established his army, which did the Ten Nase across the Big Black River to prepare for the siege of Taxivizberg.
1863US Civil War: General Uleeses S. Grant led his own army of Tennessee across the Big Black River to prepare for the siege of Viksburg.
1865Celebration of World Communication Day began.
1869A day after surrendering in the battle of Hakodate, Enero Taqai converted Gorokoku into Japanese forces, a sign of the Toloplas of the Azo Republic.
1888The first gramophone record in the United States was played.
1896The Supreme Court of America has upheld the validity of racial isolation in puberty under the principle of 'separate but equal'. The verdict was given in Ferguson.
1917The selection of 1917 was passed on 18 May, by which the draft was prepared - Huga S. Johnson authorized the federal government to raise the national army through the Sangh. According to the draft, it was necessary to register all men between the age of 21–30 for military services for American entry in World War I.
1927Disgruntled School Board treasurer Andrew Keho established explosive rugs at the primary school in Bath Township, Michigan, with 45 final deaths and is the largest mass murder in preschool in the history of the United States.
1936In a crime that jerked Japan, Sada Abe strangled her lover Kichizo Ishida, cut off her genitals, and kept her with him for several days until the arrest.
1940The German army captured Brussels.
1944The Battle of Monte Cassino ended on May 18, 1944 after a 123 -day series of four attacks by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy by Axis forces during World War II. The fourth battle of Operation Dedem, Monte Casino took place on 11 May 1944 and was supported by an airstrikes called Operation Strangal; The German situation collapsed on 18 May.
1944The Second World War-Polar forces under Lieutenant General Vladislav Enders captured Monte Casino, Italy.
1944The Soviet Union forcibly deported the entire Tatar population as a special shelter in Uzbek SSR and other places.
1950The 12 NATO member countries agreed to form a permanent organization to protect the US and Europe.
1953American Jacqueline Kochran became the first female pilot to visit supersonic on May 18, 1953 when she flew the Canadier F -86 Seber Jet aircraft and broke the sound inhibitor.
1953Rogers Dry Lake, in California, in her Canadare Seber, became the first female pilot to break the American Kohar Kohar Kochar sound barrier.
1955Operation pass for independence, 310,000 Vietnamese civilians, soldiers and French-Vietnamers members of French-Vietnamese members ended the evacuation after the end of the First Indochina War from North Vietnam to South Vietnam.
1956Lhotse's main peak was first climbed by a Swiss team of Ernst Rees and Fritz Luchinger on 18 May 1956. It is the fourth highest mountain in the world which is 8,516 meters and is situated on the border of Tibet and Nepal.
1965Ellie Cohen, a detective, was credited with the failure of Israel in a six-day war against Syria, hanging publicly after being caught publicly four months ago.
1969The fourth manned mission of the American Apollo Space Program Apollo 10 was launched by NASA on 18 May 1969 with three crew members. Apollo 10 is registered for the highest speed obtained by a human vehicle at a speed of 39,897 km / h in the Guinness World Records.
1980Stratovolkano Mount Saint Helens torn on 18 May 1980 in Skemania, Washington. It is counted as the most economically disastrous volcanic phenomenon in American history, killing 57 people. It also destroyed 250 houses, 47 bridges, 24 km railway, 298 km highways.
1980Stratovolcano Mount Saint Hallens exploded, 57 people killed in the southern Washington state, hundreds of square miles dropped into barren land and damaged more than US $ 1 billion.
1991Helen Sherman, Britain's first astronaut, flew to space. 27-year-old Helen departed from Kazakhstan in a Soviet space called Soyuz.
1991Somaliland declared itself an independent state from 18 May 1991, which is not recognized by any other country or organization internationally.
1991The Somali National War declared the independence of Somalia, a real kingdom recognized as the autonomous region of Somalia, after the fall of the Central Government during the Somali State Civil War.
2004Israeli soldiers killed 19 Palestinians in Israel's Rafa displaced camp.
2005Another picture of the Hubble Space Telescope confirms the theadestipation of Pluto-Nix and two new Hydra Moon.
2006The 18 May Act was passed by the Jan-Ac-movement in 2006 by the government which is described as Nepali Magna Carta. This bill reduced the power of the king and established the nation as a secular country.
2006The Parliament of Nepal unanimously voted for the removal of King Gyanendra of many of its powers.
2009On May 18, 2009, the Sri Lankan army defeated Tamil Tigers (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) and thus ended the Sri Lankan Civil War after a 26 -year military campaign. The government took control of the north and east part of the country, which was under the control of LTTE earlier.
2012Social networking company Facebook Inc. began trading on Nasdaq.

Important Historical Events of 18 May in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1769The East India Company imposed several restrictions on the weavers of Bengal.
1912The first Indian feature length film Sri Pundalik was released.
1912Dadasaheb was toran's first Indian film, Mr. Pundalik, was a fraud.
1974India became the sixth nuclear power country in the world with its first underground nuclear bomb test at Pokhran in Rajasthan. The trial was named 'Smiling Buddha'.
1974India's first nuclear weapon explosion operation smiling Buddha was performed on 18 May 1974 at the Pokhran Test range of Rajasthan under the administration of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. India became the sixth nation to do so in the world after Russia, Britain, France, China and America, who are five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.
1974India exploded its first nuclear test in Pokhran, the first confirmed nuclear test by a nation outside the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.

Important Days of 18 May National & International Days 🏁

Day/ObservanceLevel
International Museum DayInternational Day
Somaliland Independence DayNational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 18 May 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1910B. N. Adarkar / Economist / India
1910Bhaskar Namdeo Adarkar / Economist / India
1914Sarukkai Jagannathan / Civil Servant / India
1929Venkataraman Radhakrishnan / Scientist / India
1933H. D. Deve Gowda / Politician / India
1933Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda / Politician / India
1939Sudhir Ranjan Majumdar / Politician / India
1969Christabelle Howie / Model / India

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