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Notable Historical Events for July 18th

1980Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts

1970Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open

1954Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament

1925Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy "Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice")

64Great Fire of Rome begins under the Emperor Nero

1936Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco

1991Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

1914Gandhi leaves South Africa after successfully leading campaigns of Passive Resistance

1936Charles "Lucky" Luciano is sentenced to 30 to 50 years in state prison

July 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 18th

1635Robert Hooke, Isle of Wight, Scientist (Micrographia)

1918Nelson Mandela, Qunu South Africa, political prisoner (ANC)/President (1994-1999)/ Nobel (1993)

1895George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], Memphis Tennessee, American gangster, (d. 1954)

1950Richard Branson, London, British music enterperneur (Virgin Atlantic)

July 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 18th

1992Singers Whitney Houston (28) & Bobby Brown (23) marry

1959Actress Louise Fletcher (25) weds producer Jerry Bick (36)

1999Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson (56) weds longtime girlfriend Rhonda Rookmaaker (45) in the Florida Keys

1998Nelson Mandela marries 3rd wife Graça Machel on his 80th birthday

1938Physicist and Nobel laureate John Bardeen (30) weds Jane Maxwell

1976Country singer Tammy Wynette (34) weds real-estate mogul Michael Tomlin

July 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 18th

1817Jane Austen, English novelist, dies at 41

1954George Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster, dies at 59

July 18th Deaths
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