May 18 in history: Napoleon Bonaparte is appointed Emperor of the French, India becomes the world's sixth nuclear power and more

From Napoleon Bonaparte appointed as Emperor of the French to the Sri Lankan Civil War ending after almost 26 years, here's what happened on this day in the past

1804

Napoleon Bonaparte is appointed Emperor of the French

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1848

The first German National Assembly gathers in Frankfurt

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1927

45 people die in the US' Bath School disaster in Michigan

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1974

 India becomes the world's sixth nuclear power

(Photograph:WION)

2009

The Sri Lankan Civil War ends after almost 26 years

(Photograph:WION)

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