July 18: Day of the Week
July 18, 2020 is the 200th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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)
- 1862First ascent of Dent Blanche, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
- 1863American 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.
- 1914The 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.
- 1944World War II: Hideki Tojo resigns as Prime Minister of Japan due to numerous setbacks in the war effort.
- 1955The first Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, officially opens to the public.
- 1976Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
- 1986A tornado is broadcast live on KARE television in Minnesota when the station’s helicopter pilot makes a chance encounter.
- 1992The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima.
- 1995On 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.
- 1996Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Quebec’s costliest natural disasters ever.
Who were born on July 18?
- 1659Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (d. 1743)
- 1818Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (d. 1896)
- 1845Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)
- 1881Larry McLean, baseball player (d. 1921)
- 1914Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
- 1942Bobby Susser, American songwriter and record producer
- 1948Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate
- 1956Razor Shines, American baseball player, manager and coach
- 1971Penny Hardaway, American basketball player
- 1982Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress and beauty queen
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