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Notable Historical Events for July 18th

1951Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion

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

1986115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld

1991Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

200412th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Diana Taurasi win

1982111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon

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

1980Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts

64Great Fire of Rome begins under the Emperor Nero

1993122nd British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 267 at Royal St George

July 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 18th

1957Nick Faldo, Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire, English golfer (six-time Major Championship winner)

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

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

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

July 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 18th

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

1933Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds broadway singer Hannah Williams (22)

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

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

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

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

July 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 18th

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

1817Jane Austen, English novelist, dies at 41

July 18th Deaths
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