July 18: Day of the Week
July 18, 2021 is the 199th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1944World War II: Hideki Tojo resigns as Prime Minister of Japan due to numerous setbacks in the war effort.
- 1976Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
- 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.
- 1996Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Quebec’s costliest natural disasters ever.
Who were born on July 18?
- 1900Nathalie Sarraute, French writer (d. 1999)
- 1906S. I. Hayakawa, American semanticist and politician (d. 1992)
- 1914Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
- 1917Henri Salvador, French singer (d. 2008)
- 1924Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (d. 2011)
- 1950Glenn Hughes, American singer (Village People) (d. 2001)
- 1967Vin Diesel, American actor
- 1978Annie Mac, British DJ
- 1978Shane Horgan, Irish rugby player
- 1991Karina Pasian, American singer and pianist
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