Events, May 18th

May 18th:

1642 – Montreal, Quebec, was founded.

1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed emperor by the French Senate.

1933 – The Tennessee Valley Authority was created.

1942 – New York ended night baseball games for the duration of World War II.

1951 – The United Nations moved its headquarters to New York City.

1968 – Tiny Tim’s “Tiptoe through the Tulips” was released. It was originally a number one hit for Nick Lucas in 1929.

1978 – “The Buddy Holly Story” had its world premiere in Dallas, Texas. (Image: imdb.com from “The Buddy Holly Story”… left to right:
Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith and Gary Busey)

1980 – Mt. Saint Helens erupted in Washington state, killing 57 people (3 billion dollars in damage).

2003 – “Les Miserables” closed after 6,680 shows and 16 years on Broadway.

(Source: on-this-day.com)

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