18th JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

JULY 18th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1940 : Roosevelt nominated for unprecedented third term | & more about history on this day in the video… Franklin Delano Roosevelt, America’s 32nd president, was nominated for an unprecedented third term. Roosevelt was eventually elected to a record 4 terms in office, becoming the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms.
MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 18th

  • 1925 ~ Adolf Hitler published Mein Kampf.
  • 1968 ~ Intel was founded in Mountain View, California.
  • 1976 ~ Nadia Comăneci first to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the Olympics.

…see the timeline below for more details & more events on this day…

PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 18th

  • 1918 ~ Nelson Mandela (died 2013)
  • 1950 ~ Richard Branson
  • 1967 ~ Vin Diesel
  • 1980 ~ Kristen Bell

…see the timeline below for more people and more details…

DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 18th

  • 1817 ~ Jane Austen
  • 1990 ~ Johnny Wayne

…see the timeline below for more details & more events on this day…

TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on JULY 18th

1501 ~ Isabella of Austria was born (died 1526).

1721 ~ Antoine Watteau the French painter died (born 1684).

1817 ~ Jane Austen the English author died (born 1775).

1862 ~ First ascent of Dent Blanche in Switzerland, one of the highest summits in the Alps.

1892 ~ Thomas Cook the English travel agent and founder of the Thomas Cook Group died (born 1808).

1913 ~ Red Skelton the American actor and singer was born (died 1997).

1918 ~ Nelson Mandela, the South African lawyer and politician, 1st President of South Africa, and Nobel Prize laureate was born (died 2013).

1925 ~ Adolf Hitler published Mein Kampf, his personal manifesto.

1925 ~ Shirley Strickland the Australian runner was born (died 2004).

1929 ~ Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2000)

1936 ~ An army uprising in Spanish Morocco started the Spanish Civil War.

1938 ~ Ian Stewart the Scottish keyboard player from The Rolling Stones and Rocket 88 was born (died 1985).

1941 ~ Martha Reeves the American singer from Martha and the Vandellas was born.

1944 ~ Hideki Tōjō resigned as Prime Minister of Japan because of numerous setbacks in World War II.

1947 ~ Steve Forbes the American publisher and politician was born.

1950 ~ Richard Branson the  English businessman and founder of Virgin Group was born.

1950 ~ Glenn Hughes  the American singer and dancer from the Village People was born (died 2001).

1955 ~ Terry Chambers the  English drummer from XTC was born.

1955 ~ Bernd Fasching the Austrian painter and sculptor was born.

1957 ~ Nick Faldo the English golfer was born.

1957 ~ Keith Levene the English guitarist and songwriter from Public Image Ltd and The Clash was born.

1962 ~ Jack Irons the American drummer from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam was born.

1962 ~ Shaun Micallef the Australian comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer was born.

1963 ~ Marc Girardelli the Austrian skier was born.

1966 ~ Gemini 10 was launched from Cape Kennedy on a 70-hour mission, that included docking with an orbiting Agena target vehicle.

1967 ~ Vin Diesel the American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter was born.

1968 ~ Intel was founded in Mountain View, California, USA.

1969 ~ After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy drove an Oldsmobile off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, died.

1969 ~ Elizabeth Gilbert the American author was born.

1976 ~ Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics.

1980 ~ Kristen Bell the American actress, singer, and producer was born.

1984 ~ McDonald’s massacre in San Ysidro, California. James Oliver Huberty opened fire in the McDonald’s fast food restaurant, killing 21 people and injuring 19, before being shot dead by police.

1986 ~ A tornado was broadcast live on KARE television in Minnesota, when the station’s helicopter pilot made a chance encounter.

1990 ~ Johnny Wayne the Canadian actor and screenwriter died (born 1918).

1996 ~ Storms provoked severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Quebec’s most expensive natural disasters ever, known as the Saguenay Flood.

2013 ~ The Government of Detroit, with up to $20 billion in debt, filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

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