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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1996Battle of Mullaitivu. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam capture the Sri Lanka Army’s base, killing over 1200 Army soldiers.
- 1996Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Quebec’s costliest natural disasters ever.
Who were born on July 18?
- 1862Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich, Russian general (d. 1933)
- 1892Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (d. 1969)
- 1908Lupe Vélez, Mexican actress (d. 1944)
- 1923Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (d. 1997)
- 1946Doug McFarland, American politician
- 1946Leo Madder, Belgian actor
- 1955Terry Chambers, English drummer (XTC)
- 1957Keith Levene, English musician (Public Image Limited)
- 1971Sarah McLeod, New Zealand actress
- 1975Daron Malakian, American guitarist (System of a Down, Scars on Broadway)
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