Sunday, the 18th of May, 2014 is the 138th day in 2014 and in the 20th calendar week.

General Events:

World AIDS Vaccine Day
May 18, 2014 in the World

World AIDS Vaccine Day takes place on May 18, 2014. World AIDS Vaccine Day, also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, is observed annually. HIV vaccine advocates mark the day by promoting the continued urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS. They acknowledge and thank the thousands of volunteers, community members, health professionals, supporters and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective AIDS vaccine and urge the international community to recognize the importance of investing in new technologies as a critical element of a comprehensive response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Where is World AIDS Vaccine Day?

Culture Freedom Day
May 18, 2014 in the World

Culture Freedom Day takes place on May 18, 2014. Culture Freedom Day is an observance of free culture. It takes place annually on the third Saturday of May. It aims at educating the worldwide public about the benefits of using and encouraging free culture as well as providing an international day to serve as a platform to promote free culture artists.

Where is Culture Freedom Day?

Commemoration Day of Fallen Soldiers
May 18, 2014 in Finland

Commemoration Day of Fallen Soldiers takes place on May 18, 2014. Commemoration Day of Fallen Soldiers is the commemoration day on 3rd Sunday of May for the fallen soldiers of the Winter War and Finnish Civil War 1918. After 1940 is was also the day of commemoration of the fallen soldiers of the Continuous War and the Lapland War. There were also members of Lotta Svärd, who also were victims of war serving in uniforms on the front.

Where is Commemoration Day of Fallen Soldiers?
Nationwide Finland

International Museum Day
May 18, 2014 in the World

International Museum Day takes place on May 18, 2014. International Museum Day (IMD) is a celebration that held every year on or around 18 May, coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The event highlights a specific theme that changes every year and that is at the heart of the international museum community’s preoccupations.

The International Museum Day provides the opportunity for museum professionals to meet the public and alert them as to the challenges that museums face. Indeed, following the definition of museums provided by ICOM, a museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.

International Museum Day therefore serves as a platform to raise public awareness on the role museums play in the development of society today, on an international level.

Where is Museum Day?

Visit Your Relatives Day
May 18, 2014 in the World

oday is Visit Your Relatives Day! In today’s fast paced lifestyle, it is easy to lose touch with the people you care about. Sometimes you only get to see relatives around the holidays or if they live really far away, you may not get to see them at all.

There is a special connection that binds family members together. They provide an unyielding support system to get you through the hardest of times and they are there to celebrate and create memories during important life milestones. Either way, we need our families and they need us.

To celebrate Visit Your Relatives Day, stop by and say hello to family members that you don’t get to see that often. Send them a free ecard, call them, or better yet, host a family reunion! The older generations of your family will be so proud of you for bringing everyone together and starting a new family tradition.

Where is Visit Your Relatives Day?

No Dirty Dishes Day
May 18, 2014 in the World

No Dirty Dishes Day is observed on May 18, 2014. On this day, no dirty dishes should to be created, which you have to wash. It is also not the goal of this day that you stack the dirty dishes and wash it the next day. But how can you avoid dirty dishes? One possibility would be to use disposable dishes, which you can simply throw away. Another option is to just go eat outside, eg in a restaurant. Least, you can just eat only things that do not require utensils.

Where is No Dirty Dishes Day?

Historical Events:

1096 – Crusaders massacre Jews of Worms

1291 – Sultan of Egypt & his son take last Christian stronghold of Acre

1302 – Bruges Matins; the nocturnal massacre of the French garrison in Bruges by local Flemish militia.

1631 – English colony Massachusetts Bay grants puritarian voting right

1642 – Montreal, Canada, founded

1765 – Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.

1783 – First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States.

1804 – Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France

1830 – Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower. Saturdays are destroyed forever

1869 – Surrender and dissolution of the Ezo Republic to Japan.

1896 – US Supreme court affirms race separation (Plessy v Ferguson)

1897 – Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.

1910 – Passage of Earth through tail of Halley’s Comet causes near-panic

1934 – Congress approves “Lindbergh Act” making kidnapping a capital offense

1944 – Expulsion of more than 200,000 Tartars from Crimea by Soviet Union begins, they are accused of collaborating with the Germans

1951 – UN moves HQ to NYC

1965 – Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names including Kirk for Star Trek Capt

1971 – Bulgarian constitution goes into effect

1974 – India becomes 6th nation to explode an atomic bomb

1980 – Mount St Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die

1980 – Gwangju Massacre: Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations, calling for democratic reforms.

1993 – Danish people vote in favor of ratifying the Maastricht Treaty

2006 – The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.