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Thursday July 18, 2019

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 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.

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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)

  • 1334
    The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist Giotto di Bondone.
  • 1389
    Kingdom of France and Kingdom of England agree to the Truce of Leulinghem, in inaugurating a 13 year peace; the longest period of sustained peace during the Hundred Years War.
  • 1812
    The Treaties of Orebro end both the Anglo-Russian and Anglo-Swedish Wars.
  • 1857
    Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall’s war against the French.
  • 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.
  • 1925
    Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf.
  • 1955
    The first Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, officially opens to the public.
  • 1969
    After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies.
  • 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
    Battle 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?

  • 1892
    Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (d. 1969)
  • 1913
    Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)
  • 1914
    Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
  • 1916
    Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1942
    Bobby Susser, American songwriter and record producer
  • 1948
    Carlos Colón, Sr., Puerto Rican professional wrestler
  • 1950
    Jerome Barkum, American football player
  • 1969
    Masanori Murakawa, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1988
    César Villaluz, Mexican footballer
  • 2004
    Giuliano Stroe, Romanian weightlifter and bodybuilder

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