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Thursday July 18, 2019

July 18: Day of the Week

July 18, 2019 is the 199th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 362
    Roman-Persian Wars: Emperor Julian arrives at Antioch with a Roman expeditionary force (60,000 men) and stays there for nine months to launch a campaign against the Persian Empire.
  • 1862
    First ascent of Dent Blanche, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
  • 1863
    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.
  • 1955
    The first Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, officially opens to the public.
  • 1982
    268 campesinos (“peasants” or “country people”) are slain in the Plan de Sánchez massacre in Ríos Montt’s Guatemala.
  • 1986
    A tornado is broadcast live on KARE television in Minnesota when the station’s helicopter pilot makes a chance encounter.
  • 1992
    The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima.
  • 1994
    The bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (Argentinian Jewish Communal Center) in Buenos Aires kills 85 people (mostly Jewish) and injures 300.
  • 1996
    Battle of Mullaitivu. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam capture the Sri Lanka Army’s base, killing over 1200 Army soldiers.
  • 1996
    Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Quebec’s costliest natural disasters ever.

Who were born on July 18?

  • 1862
    Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich, Russian general (d. 1933)
  • 1892
    Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (d. 1969)
  • 1908
    Lupe Vélez, Mexican actress (d. 1944)
  • 1923
    Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (d. 1997)
  • 1946
    Doug McFarland, American politician
  • 1946
    Leo Madder, Belgian actor
  • 1955
    Terry Chambers, English drummer (XTC)
  • 1957
    Keith Levene, English musician (Public Image Limited)
  • 1971
    Sarah McLeod, New Zealand actress
  • 1975
    Daron Malakian, American guitarist (System of a Down, Scars on Broadway)

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