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Today’s Historical Events on May 18
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1804, 18th May: Napoleon Bonaparte became Emperor of France.
1888, 18th May: First gramophone record played in America.
1912, 18th May: Pundalik, a silent film made entirely in India, was released.
1974, 18th May: India conducted the first successful nuclear test at Pokhran.
1991, 18th May: Helen Sherman became the first British woman astronaut to travel through Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft.
2009, 18th May: Sri Lankan government defeated the LTTE, ending nearly 26 years of war.
Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on May 18
1048: Omar Khayyam, a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet.
1853: Behramji Malabari, an Indian poet, publicist, author, and social reformer.
1872: Bertrand Russell, a British polymath.
1933: H.D. Deve Gowda, the 11th Prime Minister of India.
1969: Robert Vadra, an Indian businessman, and entrepreneur.
Death Anniversaries of famous people on May 18
1966: Panchanan Maheswari, a prominent Indian botanist.
1997: Kamlabai Gokhale, one of the first actresses in Indian cinema.
2009: Velupillai Prabhakaran, a Sri Lankan Tamil guerrilla and the founder and leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
2009: K. Pattabhi Jois, an Indian yoga teacher and Sanskrit scholar.
2017: Reema Lagoo, an Indian theatre and screen actress.
2017: Roger Ailes, an American television executive, and media consultant.