July 18 is the 199th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 166 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 18th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 18th in history!
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- National Caviar Day
- Nelson Mandela Day
- National Get Out of the Doghouse Day
What Happened On This Day – July 18
2013: Government of Detroit declares bankruptcy
The city, which was up to $20 billion in debt, became the largest municipal entity in the United States to declare bankruptcy.
1993: Agathe Uwilingiyimana elected as Prime Minister of Rwanda
Rwanda’s only female prime minister’s tenure was cut short when she was assassinated at the outset of the Rwandan genocide.
1968: Intel is founded
Founded in Santa Clara, California, the Intel corporation is the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer.
1925: Mein Kampf is published
Adolf Hitler’s autobiographical book was written while he served his sentence for treason in prison.
1870: The first Vatican Council, also known as Vatican I, decrees the doctrine of Papal infallibility
The doctrine claims that the Pope cannot err when speaking on issues of morality and/ or faith.
Deaths On This Day, July 18
1980: Kristen Bell, American actress
1950: Jack Layton, Canadian politician
1950: Richard Branson, English businessman, founded Virgin Group
1921: John Glenn, American astronaut, politician
1918: Nelson Mandela, South African politician, President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate
1988: Nico, German singer-songwriter, model, actress
1918: Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
1872: Benito Juárez, Mexican lawyer, politician, 25th President of Mexico
1817: Jane Austen, English author
1792: John Paul Jones, American navy commander