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)
- 1857Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall’s war against the French.
- 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.
- 1955The first Disneyland theme park, in Anaheim, California, officially opens to the public.
- 1968The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California.
- 1976Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
- 1982268 campesinos (“peasants” or “country people”) are slain in the Plan de Sánchez massacre in Ríos Montt’s Guatemala.
- 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.
Who were born on July 18?
- 1552Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1612)
- 1659Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (d. 1743)
- 1837Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1873)
- 1867Margaret Brown, American activist, philanthropist, and RMS Titanic passenger (d. 1932)
- 1903Chill Wills, American actor (d. 1978)
- 1927Kurt Masur, Silesian-born conductor
- 1955Bernd Fasching, Austrian painter and sculptor
- 1960Anne-Marie Johnson, American actress
- 1963Martín Torrijos Espino, President of Panama
- 1980Kristen Bell, American actress
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