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Saturday July 18, 2020

July 18: Day of the Week

July 18, 2020 is the 200th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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)

  • 1862
    First ascent of Dent Blanche, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
  • 1863
    American 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.
  • 1914
    The 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Hideki Tojo resigns as Prime Minister of Japan due to numerous setbacks in the war effort.
  • 1955
    The first Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, officially opens to the public.
  • 1976
    Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
  • 1986
    A tornado is broadcast live on KARE television in Minnesota when the station’s helicopter pilot makes a chance encounter.
  • 1992
    The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima.
  • 1995
    On 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.
  • 1996
    Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Quebec’s costliest natural disasters ever.

Who were born on July 18?

  • 1659
    Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (d. 1743)
  • 1818
    Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (d. 1896)
  • 1845
    Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)
  • 1881
    Larry McLean, baseball player (d. 1921)
  • 1914
    Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
  • 1942
    Bobby Susser, American songwriter and record producer
  • 1948
    Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1956
    Razor Shines, American baseball player, manager and coach
  • 1971
    Penny Hardaway, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress and beauty queen

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