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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

On this Day

Wednesday, May 18th
The 138th day of 2005
There are 227 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History

On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing. (Go to article)

On May 18, 1897, Frank Capra, the American motion-picture director whose portrayal of the common man and American democracy endeared him to millions, was born. Following death on Sept. 3, 1991, obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obituary)

On May 18, 1872, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the Presidential election of 1872. (See the cartoon and read an explanation)

Reference: The New York Times