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 This day in History - May 18
398 Historic Events for May 18
1756

England declares war on France

Event
1759

Charles Duquesnoy, composer

Birth
1767

Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky, composer, dies at 28

Death
1788

Hugh Clapperton, Annan Scotland, African explorer

Birth
1794

2nd battle of Bouvines (France-Austria)

Event
1797

Frederik Augustus II, King of Saxon (1836-54)

Birth
1798

Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1870

Birth
1799

Pierre de Beaumarchais, dramatist, dies

Death
1803

Britain declares war on France after Napoleon Bonaparte continues interfering in Italy and Switzerland

Event
1804

Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France

Event
1808

Jacob Albright, [Albrecht], German/US preacher, dies at 49

Death
1815

Thomas Stanhope Bocock, rep (Confederacy), died in 1891

Birth
1817

James William Denver, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

Birth
1819

Julius Hopp, composer

Birth
1828

Battle of Las Piedras, ends conflict between Uruguay and Brazil

Event
1829

Bernardo Bittoni, composer, dies at 72

Death
1830

Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower. Saturdays are destroyed forever

Event
1830

Karl Goldmark, Keszthely Hungary, composer (Sakuhtala)

Birth
1832

Bonafacio Asioli, composer, dies at 62

Death
1836

Wilhelm Steinitz, Austria, world chess champion (1866-94)

Birth
1836

Isidor Vorobchievici, composer

Birth
1839

Carolina [Maria A] Bonaparte (countess Lipona), dies at 57

Death
1843

United Free Church of Scotland forms

Event
1846

US troops attack Rio Grande occupying Matamoros

Event
1848

William A Leidesdorf, black, dies at 38 in SF

Death