On May 18, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 138th day of the Gregorian calendar is May 18th. On this day, France’s TGV train set a new world rail speed record of 320 mph; Mt. St. Helens erupted in Washington state, killing 57 people and leaving $3 billion in damage; and Constantine the Great offered free meals for all of Constantinople’s population.
Taurus is the zodiac sign for May 18. Tina Fey and country star George Strait both have May 18th birthdays. Today is National Pizza Party Day and National No Dirty Dishes Day.
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