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May 18: This Day That Year

May 18

- 1642 - Canada: Montreal, Quebec founded.

- 1765 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Fire destroys a large part of the estate.

- 1860 - USA: Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president.

- 1953 - USA: Jacqueline Cochrane becomes 1st woman to break sound barrier.

- 1970 - Birthday: Tina Fey, American actress and comedian born in Pennsylvania.

- 1974 - India: becomes the 6th nation to test an atomic bomb (code-name Smiling Buddha).

- 1977 - Israel: Menachem Begin becomes PM.

- 1998 - USA: An antitrust case filed against Microsoft by Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states.

- 2014 - Switzerland: Swiss voters rejected a $25/hour minimum wage ($2,555 monthly income).

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