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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 362Roman-Persian Wars: Emperor Julian arrives at Antioch with a Roman expeditionary force (60,000 men) and stays there for nine months to launch a campaign against the Persian Empire.
- 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.
- 1812The Treaties of Orebro end both the Anglo-Russian and Anglo-Swedish Wars.
- 1857Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall’s war against the French.
- 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.
- 1925Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1848W. G. Grace, English cricketer (d. 1915)
- 1862Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich, Russian general (d. 1933)
- 1908Lupe Vélez, Mexican actress (d. 1944)
- 1912Max Rousié, French rugby footballer (d. 1950)
- 1946Leo Madder, Belgian actor
- 1956Razor Shines, American baseball player, manager and coach
- 1962Lee Arenberg, American actor
- 1971Sarah McLeod, New Zealand actress
- 1975Torii Hunter, baseball player
- 1976Valerie Cruz, American actress
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