Calendar for May 18th, 2014

1642: Montreal, Quebec, founded

Born 1872: Bertrand Russell (philosopher & mathematician)

Born 1897: Frank Capra (director)

1910: Masses feared the end of the world during passage of Halley's Comet

Born 1912: Perry Como (singer)

1917: U.S. Selective Draft Act passed

Born 1920: Pope John Paul II

1933: Tennessee Valley Authority created

1934: TWA was first airline to fly the Douglas DC-2 aircraft

Born 1937: Brooks Robinson (baseball player)

Born 1946: Reggie Jackson (baseball player)

Born 1952: George Strait (country singer)

1969: Apollo 10 spacecraft launched from Cape Kennedy

Born 1970: Tina Fey (writer & actress)

1974: India became world's sixth nuclear power

Born 1975: Jack Johnson (musician)

1980: A magnitude 5.1 earthquake causes the cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens, killing 57 people.

1990: CBS aired the final episode of Murphy Brown

Died 1995: Elizabeth Montgomery (actress)

2000: Law passed to remove Confederate flag from South Carolina statehouse

2004: Randy Johnson made history by becoming the oldest major league player (at age 40) to throw a perfect game. Cy Young was previously the oldest to pitch perfection at 37

Died 2004: Elvin Ray Jones (renowned jazz drummer and member of John Coltrane's quartet who also played alongside Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis)

Died 2009: Wayne Allwine (voice of Mickey Mouse for over 30 years)