July 18: Day of the Week
July 18, 2023 is the 199th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1334The 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.
- 1812The Treaties of Orebro end both the Anglo-Russian and Anglo-Swedish Wars.
- 1942World War II: the Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time.
- 1944World War II: Hideki Tojo resigns as Prime Minister of Japan due to numerous setbacks in the war effort.
- 1968The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California.
- 1969After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies.
- 1982268 campesinos (“peasants” or “country people”) are slain in the Plan de Sánchez massacre in Ríos Montt’s Guatemala.
- 1992The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima.
- 1994The bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (Argentinian Jewish Communal Center) in Buenos Aires kills 85 people (mostly Jewish) and injures 300.
- 1996Battle of Mullaitivu. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam capture the Sri Lanka Army’s base, killing over 1200 Army soldiers.
Who were born on July 18?
- 1718Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (d. 1808)
- 1848W. G. Grace, English cricketer (d. 1915)
- 1886Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., American general (d. 1945)
- 1895Olga Spessivtseva, Russian ballerina (d. 1991)
- 1939Dion DiMucci, American singer
- 1941Lonnie Mack, American guitarist and singer
- 1951Margo Martindale, American actress
- 1966Lori Alan, American actress
- 1978Ben Sheets, American baseball player
- 1979Jared Hess, American film director and screenwriter
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