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  • Mafeking, South Africa
    Friday May 18, 1900

    Second Boer War

    Relief of Mafeking

    Mafeking, South Africa
    Friday May 18, 1900

    The Relief of Mafeking on 18 May 1900 provoked riotous celebrations in Britain, the origin of the Edwardian slang word "mafficking".




  • Germany
    Saturday May 18, 1918

    Adolf Hitler

    Black Wound Badge

    Germany
    Saturday May 18, 1918

    He received the Black Wound Badge on 18 May 1918.




  • Wadowice, Poland
    Tuesday May 18, 1920

    Pope John Paul II

    Birth

    Wadowice, Poland
    Tuesday May 18, 1920

    Karol Józef Wojtyła was born in the Polish town of Wadowice. He was the youngest of three children born to Karol Wojtyła (1879–1941), an ethnic Pole, and Emilia Kaczorowska (1884–1929), whose mother's maiden surname was Scholz.




  • Brunei
    Saturday May 18, 1963

    Brunei revolt

    A patrol of 1/7 Gurkhas Were Guided To a Camp In The Mangrove

    Brunei
    Saturday May 18, 1963

    On 18 May, a patrol of 1/7 Gurkhas were guided by an informer to a camp in the mangrove. They flushed a party of rebels towards an ambush. Ten rebels were killed or captured. They were the remnants of TNKU headquarters and one of the wounded, shot in the hip, was Yassin Affendi.




  • France
    Thursday May 18, 1972

    Edward VIII

    Queen Elizabeth II visited the Windsors

    France
    Thursday May 18, 1972

    On 18 May 1972, Queen Elizabeth II visited the Windsors while on a state visit to France; she spoke with the Duke for fifteen minutes, but only the Duchess appeared with the royal party for a photocall as the Duke was too ill.




  • Argentina
    Tuesday May 18, 1982

    Falklands War

    The Final British negotiating position was presented to Argentina

    Argentina
    Tuesday May 18, 1982

    The tempo of operations increased throughout the first half of May as the United Nations' attempts to mediate a peace were rejected by the Argentinians. The final British negotiating position was presented to Argentina by UN Secretary General Pérez de Cuéllar on 18 May 1982.




  • Cannes, France
    Thursday May 18, 1989

    Zinedine Zidane

    Debut with Cannes

    Cannes, France
    Thursday May 18, 1989

    Zidane made his professional debut with Cannes on 18 May 1989 in a French Division 1 match against Nantes.


  • Beijing, China
    Thursday May 18, 1989

    1989 Tiananmen Square protests

    Li Peng Met With Students For The First Time

    Beijing, China
    Thursday May 18, 1989

    Li Peng met with students for the first time on 18 May in an attempt to placate public concern over the hunger strike. Li Peng said the government's main concern was sending hunger strikers to hospital. The discussions were confrontational and yielded little substantive progress or dialogue, but gained student leaders prominent airtime on national television.


  • Dagestan, Russia
    Tuesday May 18, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Seven servicemen were killed when Russian border guard posts

    Dagestan, Russia
    Tuesday May 18, 1999

    On 18 June 1999, seven servicemen were killed when Russian border guard posts were attacked in Dagestan.


  • France
    Friday May 18, 2007

    Christine Lagarde

    The Ministry of Agriculture

    France
    Friday May 18, 2007

    On 18 May 2007, she was moved to the Ministry of Agriculture as part of the government of François Fillon.


  • Syria
    Wednesday May 18, 2011

    Qasem Soleimani

    Soleimani was sanctioned again

    Syria
    Wednesday May 18, 2011

    On 18 May 2011, he was sanctioned again by the U.S. along with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and other senior Syrian officials due to his alleged involvement in providing material support to the Syrian government.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Wednesday May 18, 2016

    Nokia

    Microsoft Mobile Sold Its Nokia-branded Feature Phone business To HMD Global

    Espoo, Finland
    Wednesday May 18, 2016

    On 18 May 2016, Microsoft Mobile sold its Nokia-branded feature phone business to HMD Global, a new company founded by former Nokia executive Jean-Francois Baril, and an associated factory in Vietnam to Foxconn's FIH Mobile subsidiary. Nokia subsequently entered into a long-term licensing deal to make HMD the exclusive manufacturer of Nokia-branded phones and tablets outside Japan, operating in conjunction with Foxconn. The deal also granted HMD the right to essential patents and featurephone software.


  • Santa Fe, Texas, U.S.
    Friday May 18, 2018

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    Santa Fe High School Shooting

    Santa Fe, Texas, U.S.
    Friday May 18, 2018

    A school shooting occurred at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, United States, in the Houston metropolitan area, on May 18, 2018. Ten people – eight students and two teachers – were fatally shot, and thirteen others were wounded. The suspected shooter was taken into custody and later identified by police as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at the school.


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