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Notable Historical Events for July 18th

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

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

200412th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Diana Taurasi win

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

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

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

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

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

1991Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open

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Notable Birthdays on July 18th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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