July 18: Day of the Week
July 18, 2018 was the 199th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 166 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 1870The First Vatican Council decrees the dogma of papal infallibility.
- 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.
- 1982268 campesinos (“peasants” or “country people”) are slain in the Plan de Sánchez massacre in Ríos Montt’s Guatemala.
- 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.
- 1994The bombing of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (Argentinian Jewish Communal Center) in Buenos Aires kills 85 people (mostly Jewish) and injures 300.
- 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.
Who were born on July 18?
- 1501Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (d. 1526)
- 1718Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (d. 1808)
- 1910Diptendu Pramanick, Indian film personality (d.1989)
- 1916Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
- 1933Jean Yanne, French film actor and director (d. 2003)
- 1957Keith Levene, English musician (Public Image Limited)
- 1963Mike Greenwell, baseball player
- 1971Sarah McLeod, New Zealand actress
- 1977Alfian bin Sa'at, Singaporean writer, poet and playwright
- 1978Verónica Romeo, Spanish singer
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