• 1 Title text 1

    Why do we use it? It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look...
  • 2 Title text 2

    It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look...
  • 3 Title text 3

    Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature...
  • 4 Title text 4

    The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham...
  • 5 Title text 5

    The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested...

Important Events Of May 18



1997 "King David," opens at New Amsterdam Theater New York City
1997 43rd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Chris Johnson
1997 Cadillac NFL Senior Golf Classic
1997 Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic
1996 122nd Preakness: Pat Day aboard Louis Quatorze wins in 1:53.2
1996 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Lisa Wagner
1995 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Postma
1994 AC Milan wins Europe Cup 1: 4-0 against Barcelona
1994 Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip
1994 Tropical Butterfly Garden at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
1993 Danish people vote in favor of ratifying the Maastricht Treaty
1993 Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola
1992 Supreme Court rules states could not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs
1991 117th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 1:54
1991 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1991 U.S.S.R. launches 2 cosmonauts to MIR space station
1990 2 Germanys sign a monetary union treaty
1990 Cubs Ryne Sandberg ends 2nd baseman record 123 errorless game streak
1990 Judy Carne arrested at JFK airport on an 11 year old drug warrant
1990 Return To Green Acres TV movie airs
1989 Lisa Strawberry files for divorce from Darryl
1988 Bayer Leverkusen wins 17th UEFA Cup at Leverkusen
1988 In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16
1986 "Singin' in the Rain" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 367 performances
1986 Becky Pearson wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
1986 Chung Kwung Ying did 2,750 atomic hand-stand push-ups
1986 David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
1986 South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia
1986 Chung Kwung Ying did 2,750 "atomic" hand-stand push-ups
1985 "One Night In Bangkok" by Murray Head hits #3
1985 111th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4
1985 1st remote location for "Nightline" (South Africa)
1983 Senate revises immigration laws, gives millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program
1982 Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive home runs
1982 Unification Church founder Reverend Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion
1980 Belgium 3rd government of Martens forms
1980 China launch 1st intercontinental rocket
1980 Fernando Belaunde Terry elected president of Peru
1980 Mount St. Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die
1978 Italy legalizes abortion
1978 Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work
1977 A nightclub fire in Cincinnati killed 164
1977 Juventus wins 6th UEFA Cup at Bilbao
1977 Menachem Begin becomes Israel's Prime Minister
1977 Nightclub in Cincinnati fire kills 164
1974 "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1
1974 100th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6
1973 Russian party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany
1973 WIBC Bowling Queens won by Dotty Fothergill
1972 "Me and The Chimp," last airs on CBS-TV
1972 John Sebastian makes 63 consecutive free throws while blindfolded
1971 4th ABA Championship: Utah Stars beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3
1971 Bulgarian constitution goes into effect
1971 President Nixon rejects 60 demands of Congressional Black Caucus
1971 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
1969 "Canterbury Tales" closes at Eugene O'Neill New York City after 122 performances
1969 Apollo 10 (Stafford/Cernan/Young) launched toward lunar orbit
1969 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA St. Louis Women's Golf Invitational
1968 94th Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins in 1:56.8
1968 AL Kaline hits his 307th home run, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger
1968 Frank Howard ties AL record with home run in his 6th consecutive game his 10 home runs in the most in 6 games
1967 Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London
1967 Tennessee Governor Ellington repeals "Monkey Law," upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial
1965 Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names including Kirk for Star Trek Captain
1965 WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (IND) begins broadcasting
1964 David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC
1964 Supreme Court rules unconstitutional to deprive naturalized citizens of citizenship if they return to home country for more than 3 years
1963 "Beast in Me" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 4 performances
1963 "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul hits #1
1963 89th Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Candy Spots wins in 1:56.2
1961 "Donnybrook!" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 68 performances
1960 Eillen Fulton begins playing Lisa on As the World Turn (for > 30 yrs)
1960 Jean Genets "Le Balcon," premieres in Paris
1959 "Castin' My Spell" by Johnny Otis Show hits #52
1959 "Judy" by David Seville hits #86
1959 "Russian Band Stand" by Spencer and Spencer hits #91
1958 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1957 83rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2
1956 Hungarian party leader Matyas Rakosi enforces his own policy
1956 Mickey Mantle hits home run from both sides of plate for record 3rd time
1956 Queen Juliana opens Rembrandt fairs in Amsterdam
1955 28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya New Mexico (state record)
1955 Atkinson and Depeiaza take WI from 6-187 to 6-494 in day vs. Australia
1955 Queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam
1954 European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect
1953 Jacqueline Cochran is 1st woman to break the sound barrier
1952 Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC
1951 U.N. moves headquarters to New York City
1951 U.S. General Collins predicts use of atom bomb in Korea
1950 "Liar" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 12 performances
1950 Tommy Glaviano makes 3 consecutive errors on grounders
1949 Antiquarian Booksellers Assoc of America incorporates
1948 "Ballet Ballads" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 62 performances
1948 Arab Legion captures fort on Mount Scopus
1948 Saudi Arabia joins invasion of Israel
1947 A's catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error
1945 Tigers and A's both have 7 straight games postponed due to rain
1944 Polish 2nd Army corps captures convent of Monte Cassino, Italy
1944 Expulsion of more than 200,000 Tartars from Crimea by Soviet Union begins, they are accused of collaborating with the Germans
1943 Allied bombers attack Pantelleria in the Mediterranean Sea
1942 New York City ends night baseball games for rest of WW II
1941 Italian army under general Aosta surrenders to Britain in Ethiopia
1941 Jewish veterans honor their dead
1940 German troops conquer Brussels
1935 Harold Gimblett scores 123 in 80 minutes on debut for Somerset
1934 Academy Award 1st called Oscar in print (Sidney Skolsky)
1934 Congress approves "Lindbergh Act," makes kidnapping a capital offense
1934 Jimmie Foxx hits 1st home run in Comiskey Park center field bleachers
1934 TWA began commercial service
1933 Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams
1933 1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair
1929 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8
1929 Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 and lost 8-6 in 2nd game (record 50 runs)
1927 "Slide Lake" in Gros Ventre Wyoming collapses
1927 Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood California
1927 Ritz Hotel opens in Boston
1926 Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice California She showed up a month later and said she had been kidnapped
1922 Dutch 2nd Chamber agrees to 48 hour work week (was 45 hours)
1920 46th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 1:51.6
1918 Netherlands Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia
1918 TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale, Pennsylvania kills 200
1917 Satie/Massine/Picasso's ballet "Parade," premieres in Paris
1917 U.S. passes Selective Service act
1916 U.S. pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down German aircraft
1912 A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension
1912 Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies
1911 President/dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends
1910 Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic
1904 American Ion Perdicaris kidnapped in Morocco
1900 Britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga
1899 World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference
1897 Irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin)
1897 New York Giant William Joyce sets record of 4 triples in 1 game
1897 Paul Dukas "L'Apprenti Sorcier Pruimtabak on the Market," premieres
1896 U.S. Supreme Court affirms race separation (Plessy vs. Ferguson)
1889 Jules Massenets opera "Esclarmonde," premieres in Paris
1887 Emmanuel Chabriers opera "Le Roi Malgre Luis," premieres in Paris
1880 6th Kentucky Derby: George Lewis aboard Fonso wins in 2:37
1866 French Government of De Putte resigns
1864 Battle of Yellow Bayou, Louisiana (Bayou de Glaize, Old Oaks)
1863 Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi
1861 Battle of Sewall's Point VA-1st Federal offense against South
1861 Friedrich Hebbels "Kriemhildes Rache," premieres in Weimar
1860 Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president
1852 Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school
1851 Amsterdam-Nieuwediep telegraph connection linked
1846 U.S. troops attack Rio Grande occupying Matamoros
1843 United Free Church of Scotland forms
1830 Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower. Saturdays are destroyed forever
1828 Battle of Las Piedras, ends conflict between Uruguay and Brazil
1804 Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France
1803 Britain declares war on France after Napoleon Bonaparte continues interfering in Italy and Switzerland
1794 2nd battle of Bouvines (France-Austria)
1756 England declares war on France
1703 Dutch and English troops occupy Cologne
1652 Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal
1642 Montreal Canada founded
1631 English colony Massachusetts Bay grants puritarian voting right
1631 John Winthrop is elected 1st governor of Massachusetts
1619 Hugo the Great sentenced to life in prison