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2021

The World Health Organization approves the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm, its first made by a non-western country.

2019

Denver is the first US city to decriminalize psilocybin “magic mushrooms”.

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2018

Vladimir Putin is sworn in as Russian President for another 6 years.

2017

Emmanuel Macron wins France’s presidential election defeating Marine Le Pen.

2011

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz, premieres in – opening weekend makes $350.6m.

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1998

Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.

1992

Three employees at a McDonald’s Restaurant in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, are brutally murdered and a fourth permanently disabled after a botched robbery. It is the first “fast-food murder” in Canada.

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission.

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1975

U.S. President Ford declared an end to the Vietnam War.

1966

Mamas & Papas “Monday Monday” hits #1.

1912

Film and television production and distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded.

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1867

Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel patents dynamite in England.

1824

Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna.

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Éphémérides

It happened on a… May 18

2020

US President Donald Trump confirms he is taking controversial drug hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19.

2018

All of Chile’s 34 Roman Catholic bishops offer their resignation to Pope Francis in wake of child sex scandal.

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2001

DreamWorks Pictures “Shrek”, starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz in voice-over roles, debuts.

1999

“Millennium” 3rd studio album by the Backstreet Boys is released – one of the best-selling albums of all time, over 30 million copies sold.

1995

“Braveheart” directed by Mel Gibson and starring Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau premieres at the Seattle Film Festival (Best Picture 1996).

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1980

Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.

1970

Beatles’ last released LP, “Let It Be”, released in US.

1951

The United Nations moved its headquarters to New York City.

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1756

The Seven Years’ War begins when Great Britain declares war on France.

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Éphémérides

It happened on a… May 18

2020

US President Donald Trump confirms he is taking controversial drug hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19.

2018

All of Chile’s 34 Roman Catholic bishops offer their resignation to Pope Francis in wake of child sex scandal.

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2001

DreamWorks Pictures “Shrek”, starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz in voice-over roles, debuts.

1999

“Millennium” 3rd studio album by the Backstreet Boys is released – one of the best-selling albums of all time, over 30 million copies sold.

1995

“Braveheart” directed by Mel Gibson and starring Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau premieres at the Seattle Film Festival (Best Picture 1996).

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1982

Bombardier Inc. wins $1 billion contract to build 825 subway cars for New York; largest-ever export contract for a Canadian manufacturer.

1980

Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.

1970

Beatles’ last released LP, “Let It Be”, released in US.

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1951

The United Nations moved its headquarters to New York City.

1873

Opening of the St. Vincent de Paul Penitentiary in Montreal.

1756

The Seven Years’ War begins when Great Britain declares war on France.

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It happened on a… May 17

2018

Michigan State University will pay $500 million in claims to 300 survivors of sexual abuse involving Larry Nassar. Largest sexual abuse case in sports history.

2015

Gun fight between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas leaves 9 dead and 18 injured. 170 later arrested for organised crime.

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2009

Video game Minecraft is first released to the public while in development.

1990

The General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.

1973

Stevie Wonder releases “You are the Sunshine of my Life”.

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Watergate scandal: Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate.

1964

First Tim Horton’s coffee and donut shop opens in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton.

1875

The first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, KY.

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1792

The New York Stock Exchange was founded at 70 Wall Street by 24 brokers.

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