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Notable Historical Events for July 18th

1954Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament

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

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

1980Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts

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

1991Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

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

1927Ty Cobb's 4,000th career hit

200412th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Diana Taurasi win

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

July 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 18th

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

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)

July 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 18th

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

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

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

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

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

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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