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 This day in History - May 18
398 Historic Events for May 18
323

Alexander III the Great, king of Macedonia/conqueror, dies at 32

Death
526

John I, Pope (523-26), dies

Death
1096

Crusaders massacre Jews of Worm

Event
1160

Erik IX Helgi, [The Saint], King of Sweden, dies

Death
1291

Sultan of Egypt and his son take last Christian stronghold of Acre

Event
1302

Trades people assault on French garrison (Brugse Metten)

Event
1385

Peace of Doornik: Gent and Louis van Thoughts

Event
1410

Ruprecht, Roman catholics German king, dies

Death
1587

Felix van Cantalice, Italian saint, dies

Death
1596

Willem Barents leaves Amsterdam for Novaya Zemlya

Event
1619

Hugo the Great sentenced to life in prison

Event
1625

Francisco G¢mez de Sandoval y Rojas, Spanish marquis of Denia, dies

Death
1631

John Winthrop is elected 1st governor of Massachusetts

Event
1631

English colony Massachusetts Bay grants puritarian voting right

Event
1642

Montreal Canada founded

Event
1652

Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal

Event
1653

Carel Reyniersz, gov-gen (Neth East Indies), dies at 48

Death
1675

Jacques Marquette jesuit/missionaries (Chicago), dies at 37

Death
1692

Elias Ashmole, antiquary, dies

Death
1692

Joseph Butler, Wantage Berkshire, theologian

Birth
1703

Dutch and English troops occupy Cologne

Event
1711

Ruggiero G Boscovich, [Rudzer J Boskovic], Italian astronomer

Birth
1724

Johann K Amman, Swiss/Dutch doctor for deaf-mutes, dies at 54

Death
1733

Georg Bohm, German organist/composer, dies at 71

Death
1744

Joseph Beer, Bohemia clarinetist/composer (5th clarinet flap)

Birth