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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1334The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist Giotto di Bondone.
- 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.
- 1955The first Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, officially opens to the public.
- 1976Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
- 1982268 campesinos (“peasants” or “country people”) are slain in the Plan de Sánchez massacre in Ríos Montt’s Guatemala.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1996Battle of Mullaitivu. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam capture the Sri Lanka Army’s base, killing over 1200 Army soldiers.
Who were born on July 18?
- 1886Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., American general (d. 1945)
- 1906S. I. Hayakawa, American semanticist and politician (d. 1992)
- 1920Eric Brandon, British racing driver (d. 1982)
- 1933Jean Yanne, French film actor and director (d. 2003)
- 1933Syd Mead, American industrial and conceptual designer
- 1933Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet
- 1948Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate
- 1950Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer
- 1966Lori Alan, American actress
- 1993Lee Taemin, South Korean singer, dancer and actor (Shinee)
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