On This Day..... July 18

JULY 18TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SOUR CANDY DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CAVIAR DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • MACHINE GUN KELLY (1895-1954)
  • HUME CRONYN (1911-2003)
  • NELSON MANDELA (1918-2013)
  • JOHN GLENN (1921-2016)
  • HUNTER S. THOMPSON (1937-2005)
  • PAUL VERHOEVEN (1938, 80)
  • JAMES BROLIN (1940, 78)
  • MARTHA REEEVES (1941, 77)
  • RICHARD BRANSON (1950, 68)
  • MARGO MARTINDALE (1951, 67)
  • WENDY WILLIAMS (1964, 54)
  • VIN DIESEL (MARK SINCLAIR) (1967, 51)
  • PENNY HARDAWAY (1972, 46)
  • M.I.A. (1975, 43)
  • DEION BRANCH (1979, 39)
  • KRISTEN BELL (1980, 38)
  • PRIYANKA CHOPRA (1982, 36)
  • CHACE CRAWFORD (1985, 33)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 64, THE GREAT FIRE OF ROME BEGAN UNDER NERO
  • IN 1323, POPE JOHN XXII PROCLAIMS THOMAS AQUINAS A SAINT
  • IN 1536, ENGLAND DECLARES THE AUTHORITY OF THE POPE TO BE VOID
  • IN 1768, THE BOSTON GAZETTE PUBLISHES THE LYRICS TO THE FIRST NATIONAL PATRIOTIC SONG OF THE UNITED STATES, “LIBERTY SONG”
  • IN 1817, JANE AUSTEN DIES AT 41
  • IN 1864, PRESIDENT LINCOLN ASKS FOR A HALF MILLION MILITARY VOLUNTEERS
  • IN 1870, THE VATICAN PROCLAIMS THAT THE POPE IS INFALLABLE
  • IN 1872, THE BRITISH BALLOT ACT REPLACES OPEN VOTING WITH SECRET BALLOTS FOR ALL BRITISH ELECTIONS
  • IN 1899, HORATIO ALGER DIES AT 67
  • IN 1914, THE U.S. ESTABLISHES THE SIGNAL CORPS, ITS FIRST MILITARY AIR SERVICE
  • IN 1914, GANDHI LEAVES SOUTH AFRICA AFTER HIS CAMPAIGN OF PASSIVE RESISTANCE
  • IN 1915, THE LAST PLACE BOSTON BRAVES BEGIN THEIR RALLY TO EVENTUALLY WIN THE WORLD SERIES
  • IN 1921, THE CHICAGO BLACK SOX TRIAL BEGINS
  • IN 1923, THE BRITISH HOUSE OF LORDS DEBATES A LAW TO LEGALIZE DIVORCE
  • IN 1925, ADOLF HITLER PUBLISHES “MEIN KAMPF”, ORIGINALLY TITLED “FOUR AND A HALF YEARS OF STRUGGLE AGAINST LIES, STUPIDITY AND COWARDICE”
  • IN 1933, BONNIE AND CLYDE ARE CONFRONTED BY POLICE BUT SHOOT THEIR WAY OUT
  • IN 1936, GANGSTER LUCKY LUCIANO IS SENTENCED TO 30-50 YEARS IN PRISON
  • IN 1938, DOUGLAS “WRONG WAY” CORRIGAN LANDS IN IRELAND THINKING IT’S L.A.
  • IN 1940, THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION NOMINTES FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED THIRD TERM
  • IN 1947, KING GEORGE VI SIGNS THE INDIAN INDEPENDENCE ACT
  • IN 1947, PRESIDENT TRUMAN SIGNS THE PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION ACT
  • IN 1960, BRENDA LEE GOES TO #1 WITH “I’M SORRY”
  • IN 1963, THE UNITED NATIONS FORMALLY RECOMMENDS A SECOND ROUND OF SANCTIONS AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA IN RESPONSE TO APARTHEID
  • IN 1964, RACE RIOTS IN HARLEM SPREAD TO NEIGHBORING BROOKLYN
  • IN 1964, THE FOUR SEASONS GO TO #1 WITH “RAG DOLL”
  • IN 1964, THE ROLLING STONES MAKE THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE ON THE AMERICAN POP CHARTS WITH A COVER OF BUDDY HOLLY’S “NOT FADE AWAY”
  • IN 1968, INTEL CORPORATION IS FOUNDED IN CALIFORNIA
  • IN 1969, SENATOR TED KENNEDY DRIVES HIS CAR OFF A BRIDGE AT CHAPPAQUIDDICK ISLAND WHICH KILLED HIS PASSENGER MARY JO KOPECHNE
  • IN 1972, ANWAR SADAT EXPELS 20,000 RUSSIAN MILITARY AIDS FROM EGYPT
  • IN 1975, A JURY DEADLOCKS IN THE TRIAL OF BOSTON BRUIN DAVE FORBES, THE FIRST ATHLETE BROUGHT UP ON TRAIL FOR EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE WHILE PLAYING
  • IN 1977, VIETNAM IS ADDED TO THE UNITED NATIONS
  • IN 1980, BILLY JOEL HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “GLASS HOUSES” AND #1 SINGLE WITH “IT’S STILL ROCK N ROLL TO ME”
  • IN 1984, WALTER MONDALE WINS THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 1984, JAMES OLIVER HUBERTY SHOOTS UP A MCDONALDS IN SAN YSIDRO, CALIFORNIA KILLING 21 AND INJURING 19 MORE
  • IN 1986, VIDEOS ARE RELEASED FROM THE FIRST EXPLORATION OF THE TITANIC
  • IN 1988, IKE TURNER IS SENTENCED TO A YEAR IN JAIL FOR COCAINE TRAFFICKING
  • IN 1992, WHITNEY HOUSTON MARRIES BOBBY BROWN
  • IN 1994, CRAYOLA INTRODUCES SCENTED CRAYONS
  • IN 1994, SEAL RELEASES “KISS FROM A ROSE” FROM THE “BATMAN RETURNS” SOUNDTRACK
  • IN 1995, BARACK OBAMA PUBLISHES “DREAMS FROM MY FATHER”
  • IN 1998, THE BEASTIE BOYS HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WITH “HELLO NASTY”
  • IN 1998, NELSON MANDELA MARRIES HIS THIRD WIFE AT 80 YEARS OLD
  • IN 2006, ANGELA MERKEL RECOILS WHEN PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH GIVES HER AN UNSOLICITED BACK MASSAGE WHICH IS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA
  • IN 2012, KIM JONG-UN IS APPOINTED SUPREME LEADER OF NORTH KOREA AND MARSHAL OF THE KOREAN PEOPLE’S ARMY
  • IN 2012, JOHN CENA DIVORCES ELIZABETH HUBERDEAU AFTER THREE YEARS
  • IN 2013, DETRIOT BECOMES THE LARGEST U.S. CITY TO EVER FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY
  • IN 2015, PAYPAL AND EBAY SEPARATE INTO TWO PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES
  • IN 2017, R. KELLY DENIED ALLEGATIONS THAT HE WAS HOLDING SEVERAL YOUNG WOMEN IN AN ABUSIVE SEX CULT

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