Historical Events on July 18, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 14 people are killed after a bomb explosion at Pakistan's Orakzai Agency
  • 24 people are killed after a ferry sinks off the coast of Zanzibar
  • 6 Israeli tourists are killed and 30 injured after a bomb explodes on a tourist bus at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People's Army

Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
  • Syrian suicide bombing kills three high profile government officials, including Syria's Minister of Defence
  • Violence across Syria results in 97 deaths