July 18: Day of the Week
July 18, 2019 was the 199th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 166 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1656Polish-Lithuanian forces clash with Sweden and its Brandenburg allies in the start of what is to be known as The Battle of Warsaw which ends in a decisive Swedish victory.
- 1812The Treaties of Orebro end both the Anglo-Russian and Anglo-Swedish Wars.
- 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.
- 1925Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf.
- 1955The first Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, officially opens to the public.
- 1968The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California.
- 1969After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies.
- 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.
- 1996Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Quebec’s costliest natural disasters ever.
Who were born on July 18?
- 1504Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (d. 1575)
- 1821Pauline Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)
- 1909Andrei Gromyko, Soviet diplomat and President (d. 1989)
- 1918Nelson Mandela, South African politician, President (1994-1999); Nobel Peace Prize laureate
- 1923Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (d. 1997)
- 1929Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American singer (d. 2000)
- 1940Joe Torre, American baseball player and manager
- 1950Jerome Barkum, American football player
- 1970Cheryl Casone, American news anchor
- 1978Mélissa Theuriau, French newscaster
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