May 18, International Museum Day


1291 – Mamluks control the Palestinian city of Acre after expelling the
1804 – Napoleon crowned Emperor of France.

1899 – First Hague Peace Conference convenes with participation of 26 countries. The participants agree on solving disputes in peaceful ways.

1990 – Currency unification between East and West Germany.

Born today:

1872 – English philosopher, mathematician, writer and Nobel-laureate Bertrand Russell.

1920 – Pope John Paul II.


International Museum Day.

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