On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1983 Despite being in 1st place in NL East, Phils fire manager Pat Corrales

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1984 Walter Mondale wins the Democratic Party presidential nomination in San Francisco

42nd Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale
42nd Vice President of the United States
Walter Mondale
  • 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 Videotapes released showing Titanic's sunken remains
  • 1987 Molly Yard elected new President of National Organization for Women
  • 1988 Abu Nidal terrorists kill 9 on cruise ship City of Poros
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Afghan President Ishaq Khan and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign

Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Nawaz Sharif
  • 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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Elon Musk apologises for calling British caver diver in Thai rescue "pedo guy" after widespread criticism and fall in Tesla stock price

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • 2018 Google fined record $5.1 billion by the EU for abusing its power in mobile phone market
  • 2018 44 Forest fires in Sweden as far north as the Arctic Circle prompt Swedish government to request extra assistance, with drought and warm weather to blame
  • 2018 Turkey ends its two-year State of Emergency
  • 2018 New Earth geological age announced, the Meghalayan Age 4,200 years ago to the present, by the International Commission on Stratigraphy
  • 2018 Seventeen men charged with the gang-rape of a 12-year old girl in Chennai, India
  • 2018 Lava from Kilauea volcano eruption has now destroyed 700 homes and added 700 acres to Big Island confirms Hawaii National Guard
  • 2018 Nicaraguan government announces Masaya is back under its control after violent clashes with anti-government protesters
  • 2019 Arson attack on animated studio Kyoto Animation Co in Kyoto, Japan, kills at least 33
  • 2019 Children's songs "Baby Shark" and "Raining Tacos" used by City of West Palm Beach, Florida to drive away homeless people from the waterfront
  • 2019 One of world's earliest mosques at 1,200 years old discovered by archaeologists in Israel's Negev Desert
  • 2019 June 2019 was the hottest June on record with average worldwide temperature of 61.6F (16.4C) according to The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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