The Daily News | May 18

$10.5 million awarded to the estate of Karen Silkwood, 1979
TVA created, 1933
First school attendance law passed (8-14, Massachusetts), 1852
Apollo 10 (US) launched, 1969
Union’s first offensive engagement of the US Civil War, 1861
Crime Control Act passed, 1934
William Saroyan, US writer (“The Human Comedy”), died, 1981
Mount Saint Helens erupted, 1980
Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to US Congress, died, 1973
Napoleon proclaimed Emperor of France, 1804
Aimee Semple McPherson, glamorous California evangelist, disappeared, 1926
First “I Am An American Day” was held, 1941
Bill legalizing artificial insemination for humans signed (Oklahoma), 1967
Jacques Marquette, Jesuit missionary, died, 1675