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Tuesday 18 July 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day: - Camillus de Lellis (optional memorial, United States only)

Events

  • 1992 – A picture of Les Horribles Cernettes was taken, which became the first ever photo posted to the World Wide Web.
  • 1976 – Nadia Comăneci becomes the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
  • 1968 – Intel is founded in Mountain View, California.
  • 1942 – The Germans test fly the Messerschmitt Me 262 using its jet engines for the first time.
  • 1914 – The U.S. Congress forms the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, giving official status to aircraft within the U.S. Army for the first time.
  • 1870 – The First Vatican Council decrees the dogma of papal infallibility.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Second Battle of Fort Wagner: One of the first formal African American military units, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, supported by several white regiments, attempts an unsuccessful assault on Confederate-held Battery Wagner.
  • 1862 – First ascent of Dent Blanche, one of the highest summits in the Alps.
  • 1792 John Paul Jones, the Revolutionary War naval hero, dies in his apartment. Commander Jones, remembered as one of the most daring and successful naval commanders of the American Revolution, was born in Scotland, on July 6, 1747.
  • 1334 – The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist Giotto di Bondone.

Births

  • 1985 – Chace Crawford, American actor
  • 1983 – Aaron Gillespie, American singer-songwriter and drummer
  • 1982 – Ryan Cabrera, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1980 – Kristen Bell, American actress
  • 1979 – Deion Branch, American football player
  • 1979 – Joey Mercury, American wrestler and producer
  • 1978 – Ben Sheets, American baseball player and coach
  • 1975 – Daron Malakian, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1975 – Torii Hunter, American baseball player
  • 1971 – Penny Hardaway, American basketball player and coach
  • 1969 – Elizabeth Gilbert, American author
  • 1967 – Vin Diesel, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Dan O'Brien, American decathlete and coach
  • 1964 – Wendy Williams, American talk show host
  • 1961 – Elizabeth McGovern, American actress
  • 1954 – Ricky Skaggs, American singer-songwriter, mandolin player, and producer
  • 1951 – Margo Martindale, American actress
  • 1950 – Glenn Hughes, American disco singer (Village People) and actor (d. 2001)
  • 1950 – Jack Dongarra, American computer scientist and academic
  • 1950 – Mark Udall, American educator and politician
  • 1950 – Richard Branson, English businessman, founded Virgin Group
  • 1948 – Carlos Colón Sr., Puerto Rican-American wrestler and promoter
  • 1948 – Jeanne Córdova, American journalist and activist (d. 2016)
  • 1947 – Steve Forbes, American publisher and politician
  • 1943 – Joseph J. Ellis, American historian and author
  • 1941 – Lonnie Mack, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
  • 1941 – Martha Reeves, American singer and politician
  • 1940 – James Brolin, American actor
  • 1940 – Joe Torre, American baseball player and manager
  • 1939 – Dion DiMucci, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1939 – Jerry Moore, American football player and coach
  • 1937 – Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 2005)
  • 1935 – Tenley Albright, American figure skater and physician
  • 1934 – Darlene Conley, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1932 – Robert Ellis Miller, American director and screenwriter
  • 1929 – Dick Button, American figure skater and actor
  • 1929 – Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American R&B singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (d. 2000)
  • 1928 – Baddiewinkle, American internet personality
  • 1926 – Nita Bieber, American actress
  • 1925 – Windy McCall, American baseball relief pitcher
  • 1923 – Jerome H. Lemelson, American engineer and businessman (d. 1997)
  • 1922 – Thomas Kuhn, American physicist, historian, and philosopher (d. 1996)
  • 1921 – Aaron T. Beck, American psychiatrist and academic
  • 1921 – John Glenn, American colonel, astronaut, and politician (d. 2016)
  • 1921 – Peter Austin, English brewer, founded Ringwood Brewery (d. 2014)
  • 1915 – Roxana Cannon Arsht, American judge (d. 2003)
  • 1913 – Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (d. 1997)
  • 1911 – Hume Cronyn, Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1909 – Harriet Nelson, American singer and actress (d. 1994)
  • 1908 – Beatrice Aitchison, American mathematician, statistician, and transportation economist (d. 1997)
  • 1908 – Lupe Vélez, Mexican-American actress and dancer (d. 1944)
  • 1908 – Peace Pilgrim, American mystic and activist (d. 1981)
  • 1906 – Clifford Odets, American director, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1963)
  • 1906 – S. I. Hayakawa, Canadian-American academic and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1902 – Chill Wills, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1902 – Jessamyn West, American author (d. 1984)
  • 1895 – Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster (d. 1954)
  • 1895 – Olga Spessivtseva, Russian-American ballerina (d. 1991)
  • 1886 – Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., American general (d. 1945)
  • 1881 – Larry McLean, Canadian-American baseball player (d. 1921)
  • 1867 – Margaret Brown, American philanthropist and activist (d. 1932)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Alex Rocco, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Olivier Ameisen, French-American cardiologist and academic (b. 1953)
  • 2007 – Jerry Hadley, American tenor (b. 1952)
  • 2005 – William Westmoreland, American general (b. 1914)
  • 2001 – Mimi Fariña, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1945)
  • 1990 – Karl Menninger, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1896)
  • 1989 – Donnie Moore, American baseball player (b. 1954)
  • 1982 – Roman Jakobson, Russian–American linguist and theorist (b. 1896)
  • 1975 – Vaughn Bodē, American illustrator (b. 1941)
  • 1969 – Mary Jo Kopechne, American educator and secretary (b. 1940)
  • 1966 – Bobby Fuller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1942)
  • 1954 – Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster (b. 1895)
  • 1950 – Carl Clinton Van Doren, American critic and biographer (b. 1885)
  • 1932 – Jean Jules Jusserand, French author and diplomat, French Ambassador to the United States (b. 1855)
  • 1916 – Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author (b. 1835)
  • 1899 – Horatio Alger, American novelist and journalist (b. 1832)
  • 1892 – Thomas Cook, English travel agent, founded the Thomas Cook Group (b. 1808)
  • 1890 – Lydia Becker, English journalist, author, and activist, co-founded the Women's Suffrage Journal (b. 1827)
  • 1863 – Robert Gould Shaw, American colonel (b. 1837)
  • 1792 – John Paul Jones, Scottish-American admiral and diplomat (b. 1747)
  • 1300 – Gerard Segarelli, Italian religious leader, founded the Apostolic Brethren (b. 1240)
  • 1185 – Stefan, first Archbishop of Uppsala (b. before 1143)
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