July 18: Day of the Week
July 18, 2020 was the 200th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 166 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 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.
- 1812The Treaties of Orebro end both the Anglo-Russian and Anglo-Swedish Wars.
- 1870The First Vatican Council decrees the dogma of papal infallibility.
- 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.
- 1944World War II: Hideki Tojo resigns as Prime Minister of Japan due to numerous setbacks in the war effort.
- 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.
- 1994The bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (Argentinian Jewish Communal Center) in Buenos Aires kills 85 people (mostly Jewish) and injures 300.
- 1996Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Quebec’s costliest natural disasters ever.
Who were born on July 18?
- 1634Johannes Camphuys, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1695)
- 1881Larry McLean, baseball player (d. 1921)
- 1892Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (d. 1969)
- 1906Clifford Odets, American writer (d. 1963)
- 1933Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet
- 1939Jerry Moore, American football coach
- 1941Martha Reeves, American singer
- 1957Keith Levene, English musician (Public Image Limited)
- 1962Jensen Buchanan, American actress
- 1966Lori Alan, American actress
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