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Notable Historical Events for July 18th

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

1991Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

200412th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Diana Taurasi win

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

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

1927Ty Cobb's 4,000th career hit

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

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

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

July 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 18th

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

1895George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], Memphis Tennessee, American gangster, (d. 1954)

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

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

July 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 18th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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