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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1966Human spaceflight: Gemini 10 is launched from Cape Kennedy on a 70-hour mission that includes docking with an orbiting Agena target vehicle.
- 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.
- 1982268 campesinos (“peasants” or “country people”) are slain in the Plan de Sánchez massacre in Ríos Montt’s Guatemala.
- 1992The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima.
- 1995On 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.
- 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?
- 1886Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., American general (d. 1945)
- 1895Olga Spessivtseva, Russian ballerina (d. 1991)
- 1947Steven W. Mahoney, Canadian politician
- 1948Hartmut Michel, German chemist, Nobel laureate
- 1950Jack Layton, Canadian politician (d. 2011)
- 1950Mark Udall, American politician
- 1950Sir Richard Branson, British entrepreneur
- 1983Carlos Diogo, Uruguayan footballer
- 1988César Villaluz, Mexican footballer
- 1993Lee Taemin, South Korean singer, dancer and actor (Shinee)
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