International Museum Day
1803 - Britain declared war on France
1804 - Napolean Bonaparte proclaimed emperor of France
1860 - Republican Party nominated Abraham Lincoln for President
1899 - World Goodwill Day - 26 Nations met for I Peace Confernce in Hague
1974 - India became the 6th Nation to explode an atomic bomb.
Hollywood director Frank Capra (1897-1991) was born in Palermo, Sicily. Best known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), It Happened One Night (1934) and You Can't Take It with You (1938).
Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) was born (as Karol Wojtyla) in Wadowice, Poland. In 1978, he became 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, the first non-Italian elected in 456 years and the first Polish Pope.
18 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management