May 18th-This Day In History

May 18 is the 138th day of the year. There are 227 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

+1860 – Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.

+1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 10 is launched.

+1980 – Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.

+2005 – A second photo from the Hubble Space Telescope confirms that Pluto has two additional moons, Nix and Hydra.

( Births )

+1912 – Perry Como, American singer and television host (d. 2001)

+1920 – Pope John Paul II (d. 2005)

+1937 – Brooks Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster

+1946 – Reggie Jackson, American baseball player and sportscaster

+1952 – George Strait, American singer, guitarist and producer

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