Once Upon A Time – May 18 – 1974 – India Becomes The Sixth Nation To Explode An Atomic Bomb

1291 After 100 years of Crusader control, Acre is the last Crusader stronghold reconquered and destroyed by the Mamluks under Sultan al-Ashraf Khalil

1804 Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France by the French Senate

1896 Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field, Moscow, during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, results in the deaths of 1,389 people

1974 India becomes the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb

2009 Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.

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