What Happened On 18th May 2009 In History

May 18th (2009) was a Monday. It's the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 227 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 18th May, 2009

  • » Sri Lankan Civil War: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam known as LTTE are defeated by the Government of Sri Lanka e.g Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.

May 18th Famous Deaths for 2009

  • » Dolla (rapper) called Dolla, American rapper (b. 1987)
  • » Wayne Allwine, American voice actor and sound editor (b. 1947)
  • » Velupillai Prabhakaran, Sri Lankan rebel leader, founded the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (b. 1954)

May 18th Holidays in History

  • » Battle of Las Piedras known as Battle of Las Piedras Day (Uruguay)
  • » Christian feast day:
  • » Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury
  • » Eric IX of Sweden
  • » Felix of Cantalice
  • » Pope John I
  • » Venantius of Camerino
  • » May 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Public holidays in Haiti named Flag and Universities Day (Haiti)
  • » History of Somaliland Separatism e.g Independence Day (Somaliland (List of states with limited recognition called unrecognized))
  • » International Museum Day (International observance e.g International)
  • » Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day (Sri Lankan Tamil people or Sri Lankan Tamils)
  • » Public holidays in Turkmenistan known as Revival, Unity, and Poetry of Magtymguly Day (Turkmenistan)
  • » World AIDS Vaccine Day (International observance known as International)

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World History for the 18th May