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>>  Noted Birthdays on Tuesday, May 18  <<


Perry Como
c. 1956
1852 – Gertrude Käsebier, born in Des Moines, Iowa, pioneering photgrapher (d.1934)
1855 – John Warne Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), born in Chicago, Illinois, inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing (d.1911)
1868 – Nicholas II Alexandrovich, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Last tsar of Russia (1894-1917) (d.1918)
1872 – Bertrand Russell, born in Trellech, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom, philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate (d.1970)
1897 – Frank Capra, born in Bisacquino, Sicily, Italy, Italian-American film director, Its a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night (d.1991)
1902 – [Robert] Meredith Willson, born in Mason City, Iowa, composer, The Music Man (d.1984)
1911 – Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner, born in Kansas City, Missouri, blues singer, Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll (d.1985)
1911 – Sigrid Gurie, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Algiers, Sofia, Refugee (d.1969)
1912 – Perry Como [Pierino Ronald Como], born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, singer, Perry Como Show (d.2001)

Dwayne Hickman
c. 1960 (left)
1917 – James Donald, born in Aberdeen, Scotland, actor, Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings (d.1993)
1920 – John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla], born in Wadowice, Poland, two hundred sixty-fourth Roman Catholic Pope (1978-2005) (d.2005)
1922 – Bill Macy, born in Revere, Massachusetts, actor, Walter Findlay – Maude, Oh! Calcutta (d.2019)
1923 – Liam Sullivan, born in Jacksonville, Illinois, actor, Mapoy – Monroes (d.1998)
1924 – Jack Whitaker, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, sportscaster, ABC, CBS
1928 – Pernell Roberts, born in Waycross, Georgia, actor, Adam – Bonanza, Trapper John MD (d.2010)
1929 – Kai Winding, born in Denmark, Jazz composer (d.1983)
1934 – Dwayne Hickman, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
1937 – Brooks Robinson, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Orioles MLB HOF third baseman (1955-77)

George Strait
c. 2008
1939 – Glen Hardin, Texas, rocker, Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, John Denver, Ricky Nelson
1941 – Miriam Margolyes, actress, Will Be, Professor Sprout – Harry Potter series
1941 – Diane McBain, born in Cleveland, Ohio, actress, Surfside Six, Spinout, Donner Pass
1942 – Rodney Dillard, rocker, Glittergrass, The Dillards
1944 – Albert Hammond, rocker
1946 – Reggie Jackson, born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, MLB HOF right fielder, NY Yankees, Athletics, nicknamed "Mr. October" for his clutch hitting in the postseason
1946 – Andreas Katsulas, actor, Ambassador G'Kar – Babylon 5 (d.2006)
1945 – Candice Azzara, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Fatso
1948 – Joe Bonsall, Philadelphia, country singer, Oak Ridge Boys – Elvira

Neil Miller
c. 1986 with wife Dana
1948 – [Feliciano] Butch Tavares, rocker, Tavares
1949 – Rick Wakeman, rock keyboardist, Yes – Fish Out of Water
1949 – William Wallace, rocker, The Guess Who
1951 – James Stephens, born in Mount Kisko, NY, actor, Paper Chase, Devil's Island
1952 – George Strait, born in Poteet, Texas, country singer, All My Exes Live in Texas
1954 – Wreckless Eric [Eric Goulden], rocker, Waxworks, Be Stiff
1955 – Chow Yun-fat, born in Lamma Island, Hong Kong, actor, Better Tomorrow
1957 – Michael Cretu, rocker, Enigma
1958 – Toyah Wilcox, born in Birmingham, England, rocker, I Want to Be Free
1959 – Neil T. Miller, Iowa, Jack of all Trades, son, brother, cousin, nephew, uncle, husband, father, grandfather
1965 – Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer, Helloween (d.1995)
1966 – Michael Tait, musician, DC Talk, Tait, Newsboys
1970 – Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey, born in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, actress and comedian, SNL
1984 – Scarlett Keegan, Playboy Playmate September 2004
1992 – Spencer Breslin, actor

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>>  Noted Events On Tuesday, May 18  <<

2021 – NOTE: – "Not All Verified": If no hyperlink, event not verified or vetted. [1] Could not corroborate date, may be conflicting data on multiple sites, or exact date could not be verified. Hyperlinks are generally verification of year, month, date, and event. [bh] Brainy History, not vetted elsewhere, take their word for it at this time, a valid citation would be nice. Error 403 links corrected when found.

Mount St Helens erupts
c. 1980
2018 – Santa Fe (TX) High School shooting, ten people – eight students and two teachers – were fatally shot, and thirteen others were wounded
2014 – Swiss voters reject a twenty-five dollar per hour minimum wage
2010 – Police officer James Crooker is asked to leave the Red and Black Café in Portland, Oregon after co-owner John Langley claimed Crooker's uniformed presence made him uncomfortable
2009 – Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides
1998 – United States v. Microsoft: The United States Department of Justice and twenty U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft
1994 – Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip [1]
1993 – Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola
1992 – U.S. Supreme Court rules states could not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs [bh]
1990 – Judy Carne arrested at JFK airport on an eleven year old drug warrant [bh]
1983 – Senate revises immigration laws, gives millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program [bh]
1980 – The Ropers final original air date
1980 – Mount St Helens blows its top in Washington State, sixty die
1978 – Italy legalizes abortion
1977 – Menachem Begin becomes Prime Minister of Israel
1971 – U.S. President Richard Nixon rejects sixty demands of Congressional Black Caucus
1969 – Apollo 10 (Stafford/Cernan/Young) launched toward lunar orbit
1967 – Silver hits a record one dollar and sixty cents an ounce in London
1967 – Tennessee Governor Ellington approves the repeal of the Butler Act or "Monkey Law", upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial [1]
1960 – Eillen Fulton begins playing Lisa on As the World Turns (for almost thirty years)
1952 – Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848BC
1933 – Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) signed by FDR, to build dams
1927 – Bath School Disaster, Bath, Michigan. Andrew Kehoe blows up Bath Consolidated School killing thirty-eight children, two teachers
1918 – TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, kills two hundred
1917 – U.S. Congress passes Selective Service Act, authorizing the federal government to raise a national army for the American entry into World War I through compulsory enlistment
1917 – First units of the American Expeditionary Force, commanded by General John J. Pershing, is ordered to France [1]
1914 – Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco established
1897 – Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol
1896 – U.S. Supreme court affirms legitimacy of racial separation (Plessy v. Ferguson)
1896 – Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of thirteen hundred and eighty-nine people
1863 – Siege of Vicksburg was the last major Confederate strong point along the strategically important Mississippi River

Apollo 10 Launched 1969
1860 – Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president
1852 – Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school [bh]
1846 – U.S. troops attack Rio Grande occupying Matamoros
1830 – Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower. Saturdays are destroyed forever
1811 – Battle of Las Piedras: The first great military triumph of the revolution of the Río de la Plata in Uruguay lead by Jose Artigas
1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate
1803 – Britain declares war on France after Napoleon Bonaparte continues interfering in Italy & Switzerland
1652 – Rhode Island enacts first law declaring slavery illegal
1631 – English colony Massachusetts Bay grants puritarian voting right
1631 – John Winthrop is elected first Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony [1]
1593 – Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe


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