What Happened on July 18

Significant Events

  • 64 Great Fire of Rome begins under the Emperor Nero
  • 1925 Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy "Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice")
  • 1936 Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco
  • 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, becoming the largest US municipal bankruptcy ever at $18.5 billion
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Did You Know?

1st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal)

On July 18, 1743

Would You Believe?

Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland, supposedly left NY flying for California

On July 18, 1938

Famous Weddings

  • 1922 British naval officer Louis Mountbatten (22) weds Lord Mount Temple's daughter Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley (20) at St. Margaret's in Westminster, London
  • 1933 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds broadway singer Hannah Williams (22)
  • 1938 Physicist and Nobel laureate John Bardeen (30) weds Jane Maxwell
  • 1959 Actress Louise Fletcher (25) weds producer Jerry Bick (36)
  • 1976 Country singer Tammy Wynette (34) weds real-estate mogul Michael Tomlin

Famous Divorces

  • 2012 WWE wrestler John Cena (35) divorces Elizabeth Huberdeau (33) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 3 years of getting married
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