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  1. Andrew Kehoe who committed the deadliest mass murder at a U.S. elementary school. May 18, 1927. It Included his wife, 6 adults and 37 children. In the aftermath, investigators found a wooden sign Kehoe had apparently wired to a fence on his farm that read, "Criminals are made, not born."

  2. The infamous 18 1/2 minute gap in the Nixon tapes was not one gap, but five to nine separate erasures. The tape is preserved in the National Archives in the hope we may someday recover what was erased.

  3. Instead of dividing the backing vocals (low, medium, and high), Freddie Mercury, Brian May, and Roger Taylor, of the band Queen, would record each background part together in unison, twice. 3 part harmony = 18 "voices". This is considered to be a key element of the "Queen Sound".

  4. in the US all men between the ages of 18 and 25, must register for selective service (Formely the draft), failing to so may result in fines up to $250k, and up to 5 years of prison (felony), and may have impact on future rights, voting, grants etc. It has never applied to Women.

  5. Coral snakes are not very large. Rare specimens may reach 3 feet in length, but most of them are 18 to 20 inches long.

  6. Female lays up to 20 eggs (usually 6 to 18) from the May to August. Babies are 6 inches long at birth. They need to fend for themselves from the moment of birth.

  7. Rankin died on May 18, 1973 in Carmel, California at the age of ninety-three.

  8. A hobbit like relative of humans that grew to around 3 feet tall and lived among giant lizards may have existed around 18,000 years ago.

  9. Propagation via seed requires time and patience. Healthy seeds are formed only when capsule (filled with seed) matures naturally and splits while it is still on plant. This process may last up to 18 months.

  10. When Mount St. Helens erupted on 18 May 1980 the volcano's lateral blast blew down "4 billion board feet of timber (enough to build about 300,000 two-bedroom homes)." Mount St. Helens, located in Washington, United States of America, "is the most active volcano in the Cascade Range."

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When an American F/A-18 shot down a Syrian Su-22 in June of last year that was the America's first air to air victory since May of 1999 (18 yrs).

During the American Civil War, the siege and defeat of the Confederate stronghold of Vicksberg, Mississippi (May 18 – July 4, 1863) was so bloody and demoralizing, that the Fourth of July was not celebrated in Vicksberg for the next 44 years.

The deadliest attack on a school in U.S. history occurred on May 18, 1927, when a man named Andrew Kehoe blew up the school in Bath Township, MI killing 44, mostly children.

Rob Knox died at the age of 18 after he was stabbed outside the Metro Bar in Sidcup, South East London, on 24 May 2008. He had intervened in a fight to protect his 17-year-old brother Jamie, who was being threatened by two men, one of whom was armed with two knives.

Black-bellied whistling ducks nest in the cavities of trees, in the nest boxes or on the ground, using little nesting material. Female lays 9 to 18 eggs (13 on average) from May to June. Eggs hatch after 25 to 30 days. Both parents participate in the incubation of eggs and rearing of chicks.

Mount St. Helens is only the 52nd highest peak in Washington state at 8,365 ft. Prior to its eruption on May 18, 1980, it had been the fifth highest peak in the state at 9,677 ft.

Photographer Reid Blackburn, who died on May 18, 1980, who had recorded events leading up to the eruption of Mt. St. Helens for NatGeo, the USGS and a newspaper. Reid was killed when he was caught in the cloud of ash and gas," He was found 4 days later.

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

On May 18, 1980 when Mount St. Helens experienced a second earthquake, of magnitude 5.1, it triggered a massive collapse of the north face of the mountain. It was the largest known debris avalanche in recorded history.

The largest recorded earthquake 9.5 occurred off the coast of Chile on May 22, 1960. It caused waves traveling at 200 mph across the Pacific, an 18 foot high tsunami in Honshu, Japan, and an estimated $3-6 billion USD in damage (adjusted for inflation)

About Transient Global Amnesia. A sudden, temporary episode of memory loss where you can’t recall recent events, such as where you are or how you got there. You may continue asking the same questions and not remember someone telling you the answer. There are about 18,000 cases per year.

About one of the few validated cases of a person to have lived in three separate centuries | Margaret Ann Neve (18 May 1792 – 4 April 1903) is also the oldest person born in the 1700's

The National Reconnaissance Office has launched as many as 18 space telescopes all approximately the same size as Hubble and that Hubble itself may derive from the secret KH-11 reconnaissance satellites

On 18 May 1993, following the Danish "yes"-vote to the European Union, police opened fire against civilians for the first time since World War II and injured 11 demonstrators, 113 shots were fired