Significant events that happened (or will happen) on May 18.
- 1934 – Daily Progress reports that the University of Virginia would not permit a speech on May 20 by Richard Moore because he was Black, and not because he was a communist. Moore had been invited so speak by members of the Free Discussion Group on the topic "The Right of Self Determination." 
- 1982 – Voters in Albemarle County and Charlottesville approve Revenue Sharing Agreement in referendum 
- 2009 – A blaze in the 1800 block of Barracks Road around 2:30pm kills two cats. A man and woman in the house escape, as does a dog.
- 2015 – Harris Farm, a late 18th century farm with a 19th century structure in Albemarle County, is listed National Register of Historic Places 
- 2020 – University of Virginia Board of Visitors meet virtually in open and closed session 
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- Web. College Refuses Colored Speaker, Staff reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, May 18, 1936, retrieved May 18, 2022. Print. May 18, 1936 page 10.
- Web. Chairman Boyd calls for renegotiation of City-County revenue sharing agreement, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 5, 2008, retrieved May 18, 2021.
- Web. 4BETTER OR WORSE- The week in review, staff, Better Publications LLC - The Hook, Charlottesville, VA, online 8:00am Thursday May 21st, 2009 and in print issue #0820 dated Thursday May 21st, 2009, retrieved October 22, 2020.
- Web. 002-0878 Harris Farm, Virginia Landmarks Register, April 4, 2018, retrieved January 27, 2020.
- Web. UVa board discusses ways of mitigating costs incurred by pandemic, Tyler Hammel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, May 18, 2020, retrieved May 24, 2020.
- Web. “A heart as big as the moon” Remembering veterinarian Dr. John Hayes, Terry Beigie, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, June 11, 2020, retrieved December 2, 2020.