11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 18th May

Mick Jagger - Linda McCartney

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of France

2. 1901 - Alexandra Palace is opened to the public

3. 1920 - Pope John Paul II is born

4. 1950 - Twelve nations agree on a permanent defence organisation for the US and Europe. NATO is born.

5. 1955 - The first Wimpy Bar opened in London, beginning the fast-food invasion

6. 1972 - Doctors say the Duke of Windsor must remain in his bedroom throughout the Queen's visit to his home in Paris

7. 1974 - India becomes the 6th country to become a nuclear power

8. 1991 - Britain's first astronaut, 27-year-old Helen Sharman from Sheffield, blasts into orbit

9. 1997 - It is announced that MI5 is to open their phone-lines to the public, advertise for staff and release documents from their archives to historians for the first time

10. 1999 - Mick Jagger becomes a father for the seventh time, when Brazilian model Luciana Morad gives birth to an 8lb boy to be named Lucas Jagger

11. 2004 - Sonia Gandhi stuns the Indian National Congress by refusing to accept the Prime Ministership of India

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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