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18th of July 0064 EVENT Great fire of Rome: a fire begins to burn in the merchant area of Rome and soon burns completely out of control.
18th of July 1290 EVENT King Edward I of England issues the Edict of Expulsion, banishing all Jews (numbering about 16,000) from England; this was Tisha B'Av on the Hebrew calendar, a day that commemorates many Jewish calamities.
18th of July 1334 EVENT The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist Giotto di Bondone.
18th of July 1389 EVENT Kingdom of France and Kingdom of England agree to the Truce of Leulinghem, in inaugurating a 13 year peace; the longest period of sustained peace during the Hundred Years War.
18th of July 1656 EVENT Polish-Lithuanian forces clash with Sweden and its Brandenburg allies in the start of what is to be known as The Battle of Warsaw which ends in a decisive Swedish victory.
18th of July 1857 EVENT Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French.
18th of July 1862 EVENT First ascent of Dent Blanche, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
18th of July 1863 EVENT American Civil War: Battle of Fort Wagner/Morris Island : the first formal African American military unit, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, fails in their assault on Confederate-held Battery Wagner.
18th of July 1870 EVENT The First Vatican Council decrees the dogma of papal infallibility.
18th of July 1914 EVENT The U.S. Congress forms the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, giving definite status to aircraft within the U.S. Army for the first time.
18th of July 1925 EVENT Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf.
18th of July 1936 EVENT In Spanish Morocco, military rebels attempt a coup d'etat against the legitimacy of the Spanish government. This will lead to the Spanish Civil War.
18th of July 1942 EVENT World War II: the Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time.
18th of July 1944 EVENT World War II: Hideki Tojo resigns as Prime Minister of Japan due to numerous setbacks in the war effort.
18th of July 1955 EVENT The first Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, officially opens to the public.
18th of July 1965 EVENT Russian satellite Zond 3 launched.
18th of July 1966 EVENT Gemini 10 launched.
18th of July 1968 EVENT The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California.
18th of July 1969 EVENT After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies.
18th of July 1976 EVENT Nadia Comaneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
18th of July 1982 EVENT 268 campesinos ("peasants" or "country people") are slain in the Plan de Sanchez massacre in Rios Montt's Guatemala.
18th of July 1984 EVENT McDonald's massacre in San Ysidro, California: in a fast-food restaurant, James Oliver Huberty opens fire, killing 21 people and injuring 19 others before being shot dead by police.
18th of July 1986 EVENT A tornado is broadcast live on KARE television in Minnesota when the station's helicopter pilot makes a chance encounter.
18th of July 1992 EVENT The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima.
18th of July 1994 EVENT The bombing of the Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina (Argentinian Jewish Communal Center) in Buenos Aires kills 85 people (mostly Jewish) and injures 300.
18th of July 1995 EVENT On the Caribbean island of Montserrat, the Soufriere Hills volcano erupts. Over the course of several years, it devastates the island, destroying the capital and forcing most of the population to flee.
18th of July 1996 EVENT Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Quebec's costliest natural disasters ever.
18th of July 1996 EVENT Battle of Mullaitivu. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam capture the Sri Lanka Army's base, killing over 1200 Army soldiers.
18th of July 1501 BIRTHDAY Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (d. 1526)
18th of July 1504 BIRTHDAY Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (d. 1575)
18th of July 1552 BIRTHDAY Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1612)
18th of July 1634 BIRTHDAY Johannes Camphuys, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1695)
18th of July 1635 BIRTHDAY Robert Hooke, English scientist (d. 1703)
18th of July 1659 BIRTHDAY Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (d. 1743)
18th of July 1670 BIRTHDAY Giovanni Bononcini, Italian composer (d. 1747)
18th of July 1718 BIRTHDAY Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (d. 1808)
18th of July 1720 BIRTHDAY Gilbert White, English ornithologist (d. 1793)
18th of July 1797 BIRTHDAY Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (d. 1879)
18th of July 1811 BIRTHDAY William Makepeace Thackeray, English author (d. 1863)
18th of July 1818 BIRTHDAY Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (d. 1896)
18th of July 1821 BIRTHDAY Pauline Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)
18th of July 1837 BIRTHDAY Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1873)
18th of July 1845 BIRTHDAY Tristan Corbiere, French poet (d. 1875)
18th of July 1848 BIRTHDAY W. G. Grace, English cricketer (d. 1915)
18th of July 1850 BIRTHDAY Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (d. 1939)
18th of July 1853 BIRTHDAY Hendrik Lorentz, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
18th of July 1862 BIRTHDAY Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich, Russian general (d. 1933)
18th of July 1864 BIRTHDAY Phillip Snowden, British politician (d. 1937)
18th of July 1867 BIRTHDAY Margaret Brown, American activist, philanthropist, and RMS Titanic passenger (d. 1932)
18th of July 1871 BIRTHDAY Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (d. 1946)
18th of July 1881 BIRTHDAY Larry McLean, baseball player (d. 1921)
18th of July 1884 BIRTHDAY Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (d. 1979)
18th of July 1886 BIRTHDAY Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., American general (d. 1945)
18th of July 1887 BIRTHDAY Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian soldier, politician and convicted traitor (d. 1945)
18th of July 1890 BIRTHDAY Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)
18th of July 1892 BIRTHDAY Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (d. 1969)
18th of July 1895 BIRTHDAY George Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster (d. 1954)
18th of July 1897 BIRTHDAY E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (d. 1935)
18th of July 1898 BIRTHDAY John Stuart, Scottish actor (d. 1979)
18th of July 1899 BIRTHDAY Ernst Scheller, German Nazi politician (d. 1942)
18th of July 1900 BIRTHDAY Nathalie Sarraute, French writer (d. 1999)
18th of July 1902 BIRTHDAY Jessamyn West, American writer (d. 1984)
18th of July 1903 BIRTHDAY Chill Wills, American actor (d. 1978)
18th of July 1906 BIRTHDAY Clifford Odets, American writer (d. 1963)
18th of July 1906 BIRTHDAY S. I. Hayakawa, American semanticist and politician (d. 1992)
18th of July 1908 BIRTHDAY Mildred Lisette Norman, American peace activist, earned the moniker Peace Pilgrim (d. 1981)
18th of July 1908 BIRTHDAY Lupe Velez, Mexican actress (d. 1944)
18th of July 1909 BIRTHDAY Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat and President (d. 1989)
18th of July 1909 BIRTHDAY Mohammed Daoud Khan, President of Afghanistan (d. 1978)
18th of July 1909 BIRTHDAY Harriet Nelson, American singer and actress (d. 1994)
18th of July 1910 BIRTHDAY Diptendu Pramanick, Indian film personality (d.1989)
18th of July 1911 BIRTHDAY Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (d. 2003)
18th of July 1912 BIRTHDAY Max Rousie, French rugby footballer (d. 1950)
18th of July 1913 BIRTHDAY Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)
18th of July 1914 BIRTHDAY Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
18th of July 1916 BIRTHDAY Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
18th of July 1917 BIRTHDAY Henri Salvador, French singer (d. 2008)
18th of July 1918 BIRTHDAY Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
18th of July 1920 BIRTHDAY Eric Brandon, British racing driver (d. 1982)
18th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY Richard Leacock, Documentary filmmaker, Pioneer of Cinema Verite
18th of July 1921 BIRTHDAY John Glenn, American astronaut and politician
18th of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher (d. 1996)
18th of July 1923 BIRTHDAY Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (d. 1997)
18th of July 1924 BIRTHDAY Inge S?rensen, Danish swimmer
18th of July 1925 BIRTHDAY Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete (d. 2004)
18th of July 1925 BIRTHDAY Hubert Doggart, Former England cricketer
18th of July 1926 BIRTHDAY Robert Sloman, writer (d. 2005)
18th of July 1926 BIRTHDAY Margaret Laurence, Canadian writer (d. 1987)
18th of July 1927 BIRTHDAY Kurt Masur, Silesian-born conductor
18th of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Dick Button, American figure skater
18th of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American singer (d. 2000)
18th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Burt Kwouk, English actor
18th of July 1932 BIRTHDAY Robert Ellis Miller, American film director
18th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet
18th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Syd Mead, American industrial and conceptual designer
18th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Jean Yanne, French film actor and director (d. 2003)
18th of July 1934 BIRTHDAY Darlene Conley, American actress (d. 2007)
18th of July 1934 BIRTHDAY Roger Reynolds, American composer and teacher
18th of July 1935 BIRTHDAY Jayendra Saraswathi, Hindu religious leader
18th of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Ted Harris, Canadian ice hockey player
18th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Roald Hoffman, Polish-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
18th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 2005)
18th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Paul Verhoeven, Dutch film director
18th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Ian Stewart, Scottish pianist (d. 1985)
18th of July 1939 BIRTHDAY Dion DiMucci, American singer
18th of July 1939 BIRTHDAY Brian Auger, British musician
18th of July 1939 BIRTHDAY Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (d. 2007)
18th of July 1939 BIRTHDAY Jerry Moore, American football coach
18th of July 1940 BIRTHDAY James Brolin, American actor
18th of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Joe Torre, American baseball player and manager
18th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Frank Farian, German music producer
18th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Martha Reeves, American singer
18th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Lonnie Mack, American guitarist and singer
18th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Adolf Ogi, Swiss politician
18th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (d. 2006)
18th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Bobby Susser, American songwriter and record producer
18th of July 1944 BIRTHDAY David Hemery, British athlete
18th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Leo Madder, Belgian actor
18th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Doug McFarland, American politician
18th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Steve Forbes, American entrepreneur and politician
18th of July 1947 BIRTHDAY Steven W. Mahoney, Canadian politician
18th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate
18th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Carlos Colon, Sr., Puerto Rican professional wrestler
18th of July 1949 BIRTHDAY Dennis Lillee, Australian cricketer
18th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Sir Richard Branson, British entrepreneur
18th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Jerome Barkum, American football player
18th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Jack Layton, Canadian politician
18th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Glenn Hughes, American singer (Village People) (d. 2001)
18th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer
18th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Mark Udall, American politician
18th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Margo Martindale, American actress
18th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Elio Di Rupo, Belgian politician
18th of July 1953 BIRTHDAY Warren Wiebe, American singer (d. 1998)
18th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Ricky Skaggs, American country/bluegrass musician
18th of July 1955 BIRTHDAY Bernd Fasching, Austrian painter and sculptor
18th of July 1955 BIRTHDAY Terry Chambers, English drummer (XTC)
18th of July 1956 BIRTHDAY Razor Shines, American baseball player, manager and coach
18th of July 1957 BIRTHDAY Sir Nick Faldo, English golfer
18th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Anne-Marie Johnson, American actress
18th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY M.J. Alexander, American author and photographer
18th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Alan Pardew, English Football Manager
18th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth McGovern, American actress
18th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Lee Arenberg, American actor
18th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Jack Irons, American drummer
18th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Shaun Micallef, Australian comedian
18th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Martin Torrijos Espino, President of Panama
18th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Mike Greenwell, baseball player
18th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Al Snow, American professional wrestler
18th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Wendy Williams, radio host
18th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Jim Bob Duggar, Arkansas politician and patriarch of the Duggar family
18th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Vesselina Kasarova, Bulgarian opera singer
18th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Lori Alan, American actress
18th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Vin Diesel, American actor
18th of July 1968 BIRTHDAY Grant Bowler, Australian actor
18th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Masanori Murakawa, Japanese professional wrestler
18th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Cheryl Casone, American news anchor
18th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Penny Hardaway, American basketball player
18th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Sarah McLeod, New Zealand actress
18th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Alan Morrison, British poet
18th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Torii Hunter, baseball player
18th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Daron Malakian, American guitarist (System of a Down, Scars on Broadway)
18th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Valerie Cruz, American actress
18th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress
18th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Dylan Lane, American television host
18th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Kelly Reilly, English actress
18th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Alfian bin Sa'at, Singaporean writer, poet and playwright
18th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Ben Sheets, American baseball player
18th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Shane Horgan, Irish rugby player
18th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Melissa Theuriau, French newscaster
18th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Veronica Romeo, Spanish singer
18th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Annie Mac, British DJ
18th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Deion Branch, American football player
18th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Jared Hess, American film director and screenwriter
18th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Joey Mercury, American professional wrestler
18th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Jermaine Paul, American musician
18th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Jason Weaver, American actor
18th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Kristen Bell, American actress
18th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Ryoko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer
18th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress and beauty queen
18th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Ryan Cabrera, American musician and TV host
18th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Carlos Diogo, Uruguayan footballer
18th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Chace Crawford, American actor
18th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Panagiotis Lagos, Greek footballer
18th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Cesar Villaluz, Mexican footballer
18th of July 1991 BIRTHDAY Karina Pasian, American singer and pianist
18th of July 1993 BIRTHDAY Lee Taemin, South Korean singer, dancer and actor (SHINee)
18th of July 2004 BIRTHDAY Giuliano Stroe, Romanian weightlifter and bodybuilder
18th of July 0715 DEATH Muhammad bin Qasim (Born 695)
18th of July 1100 DEATH Godfrey of Bouillon, Protector of the Holy Sepulcher
18th of July 1488 DEATH Alvise Cadamosto, Italian explorer (Born 1432)
18th of July 1591 DEATH Jacobus Gallus, Slovenian composer (Born 1550)
18th of July 1608 DEATH Joachim Friedrich, Elector of Brandenburg (Born 1546)
18th of July 1610 DEATH Michelangelo Merisi, Italian artist (Born 1573)
18th of July 1639 DEATH Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar, German general (Born 1604)
18th of July 1695 DEATH Johannes Camphuys, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (Born 1634)
18th of July 1698 DEATH Johann Heinrich Heidegger, Swiss theologian (Born 1633)
18th of July 1721 DEATH Antoine Watteau, French painter (Born 1684)
18th of July 1730 DEATH Francois de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (Born 1644)
18th of July 1756 DEATH Pieter Langendijk, Dutch dramatist and poet (Born 1683); other date proposed is July 9 (see)
18th of July 1792 DEATH John Paul Jones, American naval commander (Born 1747)
18th of July 1817 DEATH Jane Austen, English novelist (Born 1775)
18th of July 1863 DEATH Robert Gould Shaw, American military officer (Born 1837)
18th of July 1872 DEATH Benito Juarez, President of Mexico (Born 1806)
18th of July 1884 DEATH Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist (Born 1829)
18th of July 1892 DEATH Thomas Cook, English travel agent (Born 1808)
18th of July 1899 DEATH Horatio Alger, Jr., American writer (Born 1832)
18th of July 1916 DEATH Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author (Born 1835)
18th of July 1918 DEATH Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna (Born 1864)
18th of July 1925 DEATH Louis Nazaire Begin, Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec (Born 1840)
18th of July 1937 DEATH Julian Bell, British poet (Born 1908)
18th of July 1938 DEATH Queen Marie of Romania (Born 1875)
18th of July 1944 DEATH Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet and author (Born 1870)
18th of July 1948 DEATH Herman Gummerus, Finnish historian and politician (Born 1877)
18th of July 1949 DEATH Vitezslav Novak, Czech composer (Born 1870)
18th of July 1952 DEATH Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect (Born 1862)
18th of July 1952 DEATH Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (Born 1906)
18th of July 1953 DEATH Lucy Booth, daughter of William and Catherine Booth (Born 1868)
18th of July 1954 DEATH Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster (Born 1895)
18th of July 1966 DEATH Bobby Fuller, American rock singer (Born 1942)
18th of July 1968 DEATH Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1892)
18th of July 1969 DEATH Mary Jo Kopechne, American Robert F. Kennedy campaign worker (Born 1940)
18th of July 1973 DEATH Jack Hawkins, English film actor (Born 1910)
18th of July 1982 DEATH Lionel Daunais, French-Canadian singer and composer (Born 1902)
18th of July 1985 DEATH Shahnawaz Bhutto, son of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto (Born 1958)
18th of July 1988 DEATH Nico, German model and singer (Born 1938)
18th of July 1988 DEATH Joly Braga Santos, Portuguese composer and conductor (Born 1924)
18th of July 1989 DEATH Donnie Moore, American baseball player (Born 1954)
18th of July 1989 DEATH Marika Nezer, Greek actress (Born 1906)
18th of July 1989 DEATH Rebecca Schaeffer, American actress (Born 1967)
18th of July 1990 DEATH Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (Born 1897)
18th of July 1990 DEATH Gerry Boulet, Quebec rock singer (Born 1946)
18th of July 1990 DEATH Johnny Wayne, Canadian comedian (Born 1918)
18th of July 1990 DEATH Karl Menninger, American psychiatrist (Born 1896)
18th of July 1995 DEATH Srinagarindra, Mother of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (Born 1900)
18th of July 1995 DEATH Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (Born 1970)
18th of July 1997 DEATH Eugene Merle Shoemaker, American astronomer (Born 1928)
18th of July 2001 DEATH James Hatfield, American author (Born 1958)
18th of July 2001 DEATH Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle designer and engineer (Born 1920)
18th of July 2002 DEATH Victor Emery, British theoretical physicist (Born 1933)
18th of July 2004 DEATH Paul Foot, British journalist (Born 1937)
18th of July 2004 DEATH Emile Peynaud, French oenologist (Born 1912)
18th of July 2005 DEATH William Westmoreland, American military officer (Born 1914)
18th of July 2005 DEATH Bill Hicke, Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1938)
18th of July 2007 DEATH George Caiazzo, American professional wrestler (Born 1969)
18th of July 2007 DEATH Jerry Hadley, American opera singer, (Born 1952)
18th of July 2007 DEATH Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese politician (Born 1908)
18th of July 2008 DEATH Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (Born 1944)
18th of July 2009 DEATH Henry Allingham, British supercentenarian and World War I veteran (Born 1896)
18th of July 2009 DEATH Jill Balcon, British actress (Born 1925)