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 This day in History - May 18
398 Historic Events for May 18
1916

US pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down German aircraft

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1917

US passes Selective Service act

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1917

Charles Wintour, journalist

Birth
1917

Satie/Massine/Picasso's ballet "Parade," premieres in Paris

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1917

James Donald, Aberdeen Scotland, actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings)

Birth
1918

Neth Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia

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1918

TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale Penn kills 200

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1918

John Paul II, [Karol Wojtyla], 264th Roman Catholic pope (1978- )

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1918

Toivo Kuula, composer, dies at 34

Death
1919

Margot Fonteyn, Surrey England, prima ballerina (Giselle)

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1920

46th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 1:51.6

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1921

Anthony Epstein, FRS/pathologist

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1922

Dutch 2nd Chamber agrees to 48 hour work week (was 45 hrs)

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1922

GMcC Kitson, British principal (Central School of Speech/Drama)

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1922

Bill Macy, Revere Mass, actor (Walter-Maude, Oh! Calcutta)

Birth
1923

Liam Sullivan, Jacksonville Ill, actor (Mapoy-Monroes)

Birth
1924

Jack Whitaker, Phila Pa, sportscaster (ABC, CBS)

Birth
1926

Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice Calif She showed up a month later and said she had been kidnapped

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1927

"Slide Lake" in Gros Ventre Wyoming collapses

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1927

Ritz Hotel opens in Boston

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1927

Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood Calif

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1927

Richard Body, MP

Birth
1928

P G Hammersley, British Rear-Admiral

Birth
1928

Pernell Roberts, Waycross Ga, actor (Adam-Bonanza, Trapper John MD)

Birth
1928

G R Hall, nuclear scientist

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