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A total solar eclipse occurred on May 18, 1901.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_May_18,_1901

A partial solar eclipse occurred on May 18, 1920.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_May_18,_1920



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The Galilee earthquake of 363 was a pair of severe earthquakes that struck on May 18 and 19
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galilee_earthquake_of_363

On May 18, 1980, at 8:32 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Mount St. Helens.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MSH80_eruption_mount_st_helens_05-18-80.jpg

Smiling Buddha was the codename given to the Republic of India's first nuclear test explosion
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t42900961/operation-smiling-buddha/

The Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four battles during World War II
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t20642202/voytek/



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Apollo 10 was launched on May 18, 1969, 16:49:00 UTC.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t35935499/apollo-10/

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Soyuz TM-12 was the 12th expedition to Mir, and included first Briton in space, Helen Sharman
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t53742678/soyuz-tm-12/



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Jacqueline Cochran was the first woman to break the sound barrier in 1953
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Cochran

Jeana Yeager (born May 18, 1952 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA) is an aviatrix.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeana_Yeager

Don Leslie Lind (born May 18, 1930) is an American scientist and a former NASA astronaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_L._Lind

Nikolay Alekseyevich Pilyugin (1908 - 1982) was Soviet chief designer of rocket guidance systems.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolay_Pilyugin

Robert Verish is a retired aerospace engineer and meteorite hunter.
http://meteorite-recovery.tripod.com/indexmrf1.htm

Toyah Ann Willcox (born 18 May 1958, Kings Heath, Birmingham) is an English actress and singer.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49204062/toyah-willcox/

Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias (18 May 1919 - 21 February 1991), was an English ballerina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margot_Fonteyn

Oliver Heaviside (18 May 1850 - 3 February 1925) was a self-taught English electrical engineer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Heaviside

Omar Khayym (18 May 1048 - 4 December 1131) was a Persian polymath
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Khayyam

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (18 May 1872 - 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell

Robert Ochsenfeld (May 18, 1901 - December 5, 1993) was a German physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Ochsenfeld

Malcolm Sim Longair (18 May 1941), is a British physicist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Sim_Longair

Roger Joseph Boscovich (18 May 1711 - 13 February 1787) was a physicist and astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ru%C4%91er_Bo%C5%A1kovi%C4%87

Richard Tousey (May 18, 1908 - April 15, 1997) was an American astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Tousey

Alexis Brandeker (born May 18, 1974) is a Swedish astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_Brandeker



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Melancholia is a 2011 sci-fi drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49204092/melancholia-2011-film/



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NGC 5205 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis Swift on the 18th May 1887.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57595961/ngc-5205/



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Centaurus X-3 was first observed during experiments of cosmic X-ray sources made on May 18, 1967.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centaurus_X-3

Supernova 1957B was discovered by Italian astronomer Giuliano Romano on May 18, 1957.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57596028/supernova-1957b/

On May 18, 1866 William Huggins made the first spectroscopic observation of a nova, Nova Coronae 1866, and found emission lines of Hydrogen.
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=HNbSAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA44&lpg=PA44

Extrasolar planet XO-1b was discovered orbiting a yellow dwarf star in 2006.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t34072532/xo-1b/

Extrasolar planet HD 69830 d was discovered in 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_69830_d

A False colour photo of the surface of Mars was taken by Viking Lander 2 at its Utopia Planitia landing site on May 18, 1979
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00571

On 18 May 1869, David Gill took a picture of the Moon.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t53618099/david-gill-1843-1914/

Comet White-Ortiz-Bolelli was first spotted on May 18, 1970, by Graeme White
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_White%E2%80%93Ortiz%E2%80%93Bolelli

Caesar's Comet - also known asthe Great Comet of 44 BC - was perhaps the most famous comet of antiquity.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar%27s_Comet

The Earth passed through the tail of Halley's Comet in 1910.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t23444336/halleys-comet/

Halley's Comet was invisible when it transited the sun on May 18. 1910
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1910ApJ....32...24S

Asteroid (403) Cyane was discovered by Auguste Charlois on May 18, 1895 in Nice.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/403_Cyane

A supposed meteorite fell in La Paz, Mexico on May 18, 2013
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t53754865/la-paz-meteor/



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Meteorites

The Torino (H6) meteorite fell in Piemonte, Italy, on the 18th May, 1988.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49203983/torino-meteorite/



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