July 18: Day of the Week
July 18, 2021 was the 199th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 166 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 390 BCERoman-Gaulish Wars: Battle of the Allia – a Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome.
- 1656Polish-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.
- 1857Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall’s war against the French.
- 1862First ascent of Dent Blanche, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
- 1870The First Vatican Council decrees the dogma of papal infallibility.
- 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.
- 1969After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies.
- 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.
Who were born on July 18?
- 1504Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (d. 1575)
- 1635Robert Hooke, English scientist (d. 1703)
- 1845Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)
- 1886Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., American general (d. 1945)
- 1916Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
- 1917Henri Salvador, French singer (d. 2008)
- 1918Nelson Mandela, South African politician, President (1994-1999); Nobel Peace Prize laureate
- 1939Brian Auger, British musician
- 1980Ryōko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer
- 1982Ryan Cabrera, American musician and TV host
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