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

1980Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts

200412th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Diana Taurasi win

1940Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term

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

64Great Fire of Rome begins under the Emperor Nero

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1927Ty Cobb's 4,000th career hit

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

1954Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament

1991Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

1965Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open

July 18th Historical Events
Date Event
390
Roman-Gaulish Wars: Battle of the Allia - a Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome. 
BC
AD
64
Great Fire of Rome begins under the Emperor Nero 
1290
King Edward I of England orders expulsion of Jews 
1330
Battle of Velbuzd 
1334
The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist Giotto di Bondone. 
1536
Pope's authority declared void in England 
1572
Willem of Orange recognized as viceroy of Holland/Friesland/Utrecht 
1630
Spanish troops occupy Mantua 
1656
-20] Battle at Warsaw: Swedish king Karel X Gustaafbeats Johan II Kasimir & occupies Warsaw 
1696
Tsar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River 
1716
Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels 
1737
Battle at Banja Luka: Turkish army beats Austrians 
1743
1st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal) 
1753
Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slave holder in Framingham Mass 
1766
Society of the Dutch Literary forms 
1768
Boston Gazette publishes "Liberty Song", America's 1st patriotic song 
1814
British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc) 
1853
Completion of Grand Trunk Line, trains begin running over 1st North American railroad between Portland, Maine & Montreal 
1857
Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French. 
1861
Battle of Blackburn's Ford, VA US57 CS68 - Manassas - 
1862
Battle of Newburgh, IN - captured by Union forces 
1863
Battle of Fort Wagner, SC - Second assault US1500 CS174 
1864
President Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for milt service 
1870
Pontifical infalliability proclaimed 
1872
The Ballot Act introduces the secret ballot in elections in Britain; previously votes were made openly. 
1882
Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty 
1893
Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's 
1894
11th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Hillyard beats E Austin (6-1 6-1) 
1894
18th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (10-8 6-2 8-6) 
1896
2nd US Golf Open: James Foulis shoots a 152 at Shinnecock Hills NY 
1896
George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket 
1896
Ranjitsinhji completes 154* on Test Cricket debut v Aust, Old Trafford 
1897
Cap Anson is 1st to get 3,000 hits 
1907
Florenz Ziegfeld's "Follies of 1907" premieres in NYC 
1907
French troops occupy Casablanca 
1912
Chicago Cubs get 21 hits but lose to Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings 
1913
After 68 straight innings Christy Mathewson gives up a walk 
1914
US army air service 1st comes into being, in Signal Corps 
1914
Gandhi leaves South Africa after successfully leading campaigns of Passive Resistance 
1915
2nd Battle of Isonzo begins & ends with loss of 280,000 men 
1915
Boston Braves start move from last place to become world series champs 
1918
US & French forces launch Aisne-Marne offensive in WW I 
1921
Black Sox trial begins in Chicago 
1923
British House of Lords accepts new divorce law 
1924
KPD points out Rote Frontkampferbund against Nazi 
1925
Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy "Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice") 
1926
The South Africa author and journalist, Herman Charles Bosman, shoots and kills his stepbrother David Russell during a quarrel 
1927
Ty Cobb's 4,000th career hit 
1930
SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland 
1931
1st air-conditioned ship (Mariposa) launched 
1932
Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign Unity treaty 
1932
US & Canada sign a treaty to develop St Lawrence Seaway 
1935
Amsterdam city council accept city growth plan through the year 2000 
1936
Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco 
1936
Charles "Lucky" Luciano is sentenced to 30 to 50 years in state prison 
1938
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left NY for Calif 
1940
1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Ct 
1940
Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term 
1941
SS drowns 40 Jews in Dvina River, Belorussia 
1942
1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens 
1942
Test flight of German Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time. 
1943
British assault on Catania Sicily 
1943
Giants & Phillies strand record 30 baserunners, NY wins, 10-6 
1944
7:45 Operation-Goodwood: British assault east of Caen 
1944
Allies air raid railways at Vaires Paris 
1944
Arne Andersson runs world record 1 mile (4:01.6) 
1944
RAF Mosquitos attack Cologne & Berlin 
1944
British air raid on German convoy SW of Helgoland 
1944
British troops occupy Bourquebus hill range, Normandy 
1944
Polish troops under Gen Anders occupy Ancona Italy 
1944
US troop march into St Lo 
1947
British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine 
1947
King George VI signs Indian Independence Act 
1947
President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act 
1947
Tigers shut out Yanks 2-0, end 19 game win streak 
1947
US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands 
1948
"Marinka" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 168 performances 
1948
Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in a game 
1948
White Sox Fat Pat Seerey, hits 4 HRs in 11 inning game 
1951
Uruguay accepts its constitution 
1951
Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion 
1952
KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting 
1954
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament 
1954
Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game 
1955
1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially 
1955
280 mm rain in Martinstown, Dorset (UK-record) 
1956
Erno Gero succeeds Matyas Rákosi as party leader of Hungary 
1959
African American William 'Bill' Wright is the 1st coloured person to win a major golf tournament (U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships) 
1960
1st UN troops reach Congo 
1960
Baseball's NL votes to add Houston & NY franchises 
1960
Premier Kishi of Japan resigns 
1961
Commissioner Ford Frick rules Babe Ruth's record of 60 HR in 154-game sched in 1927, must be broken in 1st 154 of 162 games 
1962
Minnesota Twins Bob Allison & Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn & Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning 
1962
Minn is 1st AL team to hit 2 grand slams in an inning as Bob Allison 
1963
Failed military coup in Syria 
1963
The United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid releases its second interim report pressing for international sanctions against South Africa, particularly the supply of arms, ammunition and petroleum 
1964
Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln) 
1965
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open 
1965
Zond 3 launched to fly by Moon, enters solar orbit 
1966
Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old 
1966
Gemini 10 launched (John Young & Michael Collins) 
1967
Silver hits record $1.87 an ounce in NY 
1968
The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California 
1969
Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL 
1970
"Boy Friend" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 119 performances 
1970
Arthur Brown arrested for stripping on stage in Palemo Sicily 
1970
Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time 
1970
WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1970
Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits 
1971
Eddy Merckx wins his 3rd Tour de France 
1972
200,000 attend Mt Pocono rock festival in Penns 
1972
Egyptian president Anwar Sadat throws out 20,000 Russian military aids 
1972
Mike Procter 8-73 with hat-trick, plus 51 & 102, Gloucs v Essex 
1972
The 100th British soldier to die in the conflict is shot by a sniper in Belfast 
1972
Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson holds meeting with representatives of the Irish Republican Army 
1974
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
1974
World's tallest structure, 646-m Polish radio mast, completed 
1975
Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play) 
1976
"Something's Afoot" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 61 performances 
1976
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic 
1976
Lucien van Impe wins Tour de France 
1976
Stockhausens "Sirius" premieres in NYC 
1976
Thiokol conducts 2-min firing of space shuttle's SRB at Brigham, Ut 
1976
Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics. 
1977
Hugh Leonard's "Da" premieres in London 
1977
Vietnam becomes member of UN 
1978
Egyptian & Israeli officials begin 2 days of talks 
1979
Gold hits record $303.85 an ounce in London 
1979
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1980
Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts 
1980
Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly, France 
1980
Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn't include women 
1980
Quett Masire installed as president of Botswana 
1980
Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit 
1981
Part of Hyatt Regency Hotel KC caves in (113 killed) 
1981
Poland communist party selects ex-party leader Edward Gierek 
1982
"Blues in the Night" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 53 perfs 
1982
111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon 
1982
Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 
1983
Despite being in 1st place in NL East, Phils fire manager Pat Corrales 
1984
James Huberty kills 21 McDonald's patrons in San Ysidro Calif 
1984
Walter F Mondale wins Democratic presidential nomination in SF 
1985
USSR performs underground nuclear Test 
1986
115th British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 280 at Turnberry Scotld 
1986
Royals announce that manager Dick Howser, 50, has a brain tumor 
1986
Videotapes released showing Titanic's sunken remains 
1987
Molly Yard elected new pres of National Organization for Women 
1987
NY Yanks Don Mattingly ties record of HRs in 8 cons games 
1988
Abu Nidal terrorists kill 9 on City of Poros cruise ship 
1988
Shooting begins on "License to Kill" 
1989
48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia (state record) 
1991
Florida Marlins' logo unveiled 
1991
Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants 
1992
Sharon Belden, of Florida, 25, crowned Miss World USA 
1992
The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima. 
1993
122nd British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 267 at Royal St George 
1993
Afghan president Ishaq Khan & prime minister Nawaz Sharif resign 
1993
Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (51,596 K) 
1993
Hiromi Kobayash wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic 
1993
Liberal-Democratic Party loses Japan's parliamentary election 
1994
Bomb attack on Jewish center AMIA in Buenos Aires, 86 killed 
1994
Comet Shoemaker-Levy collides with Jupiter 
1994
Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights 
1994
Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons 
1994
Houston Astros tie NL comeback record, trailing 10-0, beat Cards 15-12 
1994
NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker 
1995
DC3 crashes at Antananarivo Madagaskar, 34 die 
1996
Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Québec's costliest natural disasters ever. 
1996
The UN approves an Iraqi aid distribution plan, a major step forward in the direction of allowing Iraq to sell oil under Resolution 986 
1999
128th British Golf Open: at Carnoustie Scot Paul Lawrie wins after play off 
2004
133rd British Golf Open: Todd Hamilton shoots a 274 at Royal Troon Golf Club 
2004
12th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Diana Taurasi win 
2009
Five members of one family are found murdered at Epping, New South Wales. 
2010
139th British Golf Open: Louis Oosthuizen shoots a 272 at St Andrews 
2012
6 Israeli tourists are killed and 30 injured after a bomb explodes on a tourist bus at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria 
2012
14 people are killed after a bomb explosion at Pakistan's Orakzai Agency 
2012
Violence across Syria results in 97 deaths 
2012
Syrian suicide bombing kills three high profile government officials, including Syria's Minister of Defence 
2012
24 people are killed after a ferry sinks off the coast of Zanzibar 
2012
Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People's Army 
2013
Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy to become the largest US municipal bankruptcy at $18.5 Billion 
2016
Baton Rouge shooter identified as ex-Marine Gavin Long 
2016
3 officers shot and killed in Baton Rouge 
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