18 July

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Caviar Day
  • Nelson Mandela Day
  • National Get Out of the Doghouse Day

Historic Events

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.

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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

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