Friday May 18, 1900
US date format: 5/18/1900, UK date format: 18/5/1900
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It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 18, 1900). The US president was William McKinley (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (Conservative), Pope Leo XIII was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Sarah Miriam Peale and Pierre Marie.
The Conjurer, directed by George Albert Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1900
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 18, 1900?