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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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.
- 1389Kingdom 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.
- 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.
- 1925Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf.
- 1942World War II: the Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time.
- 1955The first Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, officially opens to the public.
- 1986A tornado is broadcast live on KARE television in Minnesota when the station’s helicopter pilot makes a chance encounter.
- 1996Battle of Mullaitivu. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam capture the Sri Lanka Army’s base, killing over 1200 Army soldiers.
- 1996Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Quebec’s costliest natural disasters ever.
Who were born on July 18?
- 1718Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (d. 1808)
- 1821Pauline Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)
- 1881Larry McLean, baseball player (d. 1921)
- 1908Mildred Lisette Norman, American peace activist, earned the moniker Peace Pilgrim (d. 1981)
- 1934Roger Reynolds, American composer and teacher
- 1941Frank Farian, German music producer
- 1947Steve Forbes, American entrepreneur and politician
- 1965Jim Bob Duggar, Arkansas politician and patriarch of the Duggar family
- 1969Masanori Murakawa, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1982Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress and beauty queen
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