Historical Events for 18th May 2021

1642 – Ville-Marie (later Montreal), Canada, founded by the Société Notre-Dame de Montréal
1851 – Amsterdam-Nieuwediep telegraph connection linked
1869 – Surrender and dissolution of the Ezo Republic to Japan
1933 – Around 5,000 forced deportees in the Soviet Union arrive on Nazino Island; within thirteen weeks most of them will be dead due to disease, cannibalism and violence
1971 – Bulgarian constitution goes into effect
1974 – India becomes the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb
1980 – People’s Republic of China launches 1st intercontinental rocket
1991 – France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
1993 – Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto “Nitto” Santapaola
1996 – 41st Eurovision Song Contest: Eimear Quinn for Ireland wins singing “The Voice” in Oslo

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