On May 18, 1942: The city installed a “dim-out” policy requiring that all unnecessary lights be turned off during the night, including stadium lights, putting an end to all baseball night-games until the end of World War II.
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On May 18, 1951: The United Nations relocated its headquarters to New York City. The building was designed by renowned architects Oscar Niemeyer and Le Corbusier. Interestingly enough, although the lot itself is considered territory of the United Nations, it remains a part of the United States.
On May 18, 1947: Stage, television, and film actress Candice Azzara was born in Brooklyn. Azzara performed in the Broadway plays Lovers and Other Strangers, Any Wednesday, and The Moon is Blue. She was featured in the movies Oceans Twelve, In Her Shoes, and Catch Me if You Can.