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Notable Historical Events for July 18th

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

200412th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Diana Taurasi win

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

1980Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts

1940Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term

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

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

1954Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament

1991Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 18th

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

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

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

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

July 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 18th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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