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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1914The U.S. Congress forms the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, giving definite status to aircraft within the U.S. Army for the first time.
- 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.
- 1984McDonald’s massacre in San Ysidro, California: in a fast-food restaurant, James Oliver Huberty opens fire, killing 21 people and injuring 19 others before being shot dead by police.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1996Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Quebec’s costliest natural disasters ever.
Who were born on July 18?
- 1871Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (d. 1946)
- 1890Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)
- 1916Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
- 1917Henri Salvador, French singer (d. 2008)
- 1924Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (d. 2011)
- 1934Roger Reynolds, American composer and teacher
- 1960Anne-Marie Johnson, American actress
- 1968Alex Désert, Haitian-American actor and musician
- 1976Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress
- 1978Shane Horgan, Irish rugby player
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