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Notable Historical Events for July 18th

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

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

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

1954Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament

1980Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts

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

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

1927Ty Cobb's 4,000th career hit

1696Tsar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River

1940Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term

July 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 18th

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

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

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

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

July 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 18th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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