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 This day in History - May 18
398 Historic Events for May 18
1850

Oliver Heaviside, London, physicist (predicted ionosphere)

Birth
1851

Amsterdam-Nieuwediep telegraph connection linked

Event
1852

Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school

Event
1854

Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (To my Fatherland)

Birth
1860

Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president

Event
1861

Battle of Sewall's Point VA-1st Federal offense against South

Event
1861

Friedrich Hebbels "Kriemhildes Rache," premieres in Weimar

Event
1862

Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, German para-psychologist

Birth
1862

William H Keim, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 48

Death
1863

Siege of Vicksburg, MS

Event
1864

Battle of Yellow Bayou, LA (Bayou de Glaize, Old Oaks)

Event
1864

James Byron Gordon, Confederate brig-gen, dies at 41

Death
1864

Jan P Veth, Bayern, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer/art historian

Birth
1865

William Heinemann, England, publisher (Chemical Instrumental)

Birth
1866

French Govt of De Putte resigns

Event
1868

Nicholas II Aleksandrovitsj, last tsar of Russia (1894-1917)

Birth
1869

Ruprecht, crown prince of Bavaria/general-fieldmarshall

Birth
1871

Franiska zu Reventlow, writer

Birth
1872

Bertrand Russell, England, mathematician/philosopher (Nobel 1950)

Birth
1875

Guido Alberto Fano, composer

Birth
1880

6th Kentucky Derby: George Lewis aboard Fonso wins in 2:37«

Event
1881

Georgi Atanasov, composer

Birth
1882

Eduardo Fabini, composer

Birth
1883

Walter Gropius, Berlin Germany, architect (Bauhaus school of design)

Birth
1884

Heinrich R G”ppert, German paleo-botanist, dies

Death