On May 18, 1831, On May 18, 1831, Catherine Kimbol, widow of John and daughter of Conrad and Maria Gutenberger Grosch, and the operator of a tavern in the unit block of West Patrick Street which evolved into The City Hotel, died and was buried in the Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery on East Church Street. Mrs. Kimbol (later Kimball) was the tavern operator when Thomas Jefferson and George Washington visited Frederick, and she arranged the flowers for the speakers table when Lafayette visited in 1824.
On May 18, 1831,
On May 18, 1917, Blanche Bourne, Frederick City and County’s first native-born woman doctor, was born at 30 West All Saints Street. She was the daughter of Dr. Ulysses Grant Bourne. She is the widow of the late Chris Tyree and retired after a long career in the District of Columbia Health Department.
On May 18, 1928, Uriah A. Lough, whose monument and memorial company still exists, died at his home at 228 East Church Street in Frederick. He was born in Adams County, PA, on February 22, 1853.
On May 18, 2006, 1st Lt. Robert A. Seidel III, of Gettysburg, PA, the son of Robert Seidel Jr. and Sandra Giannini, also of Gettysburg, was killed in action in Baghdad, Iraq, when a roadside bomb exploded near the Humvee in which he was a passenger. He was born October 27, 1982 in Frederick, and graduated from Catoctin High School in Thurmont in 2000 and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, in 2004.
On May 18, 2012, the G-8 Summit, consisting of the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and The United States, convened at Camp David near Thurmont. Topics of discussion included world economic issues and the continuing conflicts in the Middle East.