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Notable Historical Events for July 18th

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

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

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

1940Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term

1927Ty Cobb's 4,000th career hit

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

1991Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

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

1954Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament

64Great Fire of Rome begins under the Emperor Nero

July 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 18th

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)

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

July 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 18th

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

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

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

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

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

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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