On This Day in History for July 18 (Part 2)

Events in History

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  • 1984 Walter Mondale wins the Democratic Party presidential nomination in San Francisco
  • 1984 21 people are killed and 19 are injured in a massacre in a McDonalds restaurant in San Ysidro, California; it ends with the shooting of its perpetrator, James Oliver Huberty
  • 1985 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 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 President 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 cruise ship City of Poros
  • 1988 Shooting begins on "License to Kill"
  • 1989 48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia (state record)
  • 1992 The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima, Peru.
  • 1993 Afghan president Ishaq Khan & prime minister Nawaz Sharif resign
  • 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's largest collision with Jupiter leaves black spot 12,000 km across
  • 1994 Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons
  • 1995 DC3 crashes at Antananarivo, Madagascar, 34 die

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1995 "Dreams from My Father", a memoir by Barack Obama is published by Times Books

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 1996 Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Qu├ębec'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

Sport awardSports Awards

2004 12th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Diana Taurasi win

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • 2009 Five members of one family are found murdered at Epping, New South Wales.
  • 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

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2012 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
  • 2013 Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy, becoming the largest US municipal bankruptcy ever at $18.5 billion
  • 2014 The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) call 18,000 additional reserves soldiers in campaign against Gaza
  • 2015 "The Sun" newspaper in Britain controversially publishes old picture and video of Queen Elizabeth giving Nazi salute in 1933
  • 2015 PayPal is spun off from eBay as a separate publicly traded company on the NASDAQ

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