July 18th is also known as Insurance Nerd Day and Caviar Day.
We are now on day 199 out of 365, and have 166 days left of the year.
From war and crime to sports and music, this day was certainly an eventful one in history. Here you’ll find some interesting facts and historical events that made July 18 so unique.
Did you know that on this day in 1925, Adolf Hitler published Mein Kampf in Germany? The book sold slowly at first but after his rise to power, the sales increased dramatically, selling 5.2 million copies by 1939.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 18th in history!
What Events Happened On July 18 In History?
2018 Forest fires spread across large areas of Sweden.
The disaster came after an unusually hot summer. Fires were even found far north in the Arctic Circle.
2018 Cliff Richard was awarded £210,000 in damages after winning a privacy case against the BBC.
The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) had reported on the singer being investigated for sexually assaulting a minor, for which he was not found guilty.
2012 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was named marshal, placing him at the highest rank in the military.
1994 Seal released their hit single “Kiss from a Rose.”
The song went on to win a Grammy Award and was Song of the Year.
1966 NASA launched Gemini X, the tenth spaceflight of the Gemini program.
The mission's primary objectives were to try and dock with an uncrewed spacecraft in Earth's orbit to further advance NASA's capabilities of docking with other spacecraft. The spaceship was crewed by just two astronauts, John Young and Michael Collins, the latter of which would later pilot the Apollo 11 command module. The mission was a complete success, with Collins even getting a chance to become the first person to spacewalk twice.
1951 American boxer Jersey Joe Walcott became the oldest heavyweight champion aged 37.
1936 American mobster Charles Luciano (also known as Lucky Luciano) was trialed and sentenced to 30-50 years in prison.
1925 Adolf Hitler published Mein Kampf in Germany.
1872 The Ballot Act was passed in Great Britain.
The Ballot Act required elections to be held by secret ballot.
1864 President Abraham Lincoln asked for 500,000 volunteers to join the military service.
1334 The first stone of Giotto’s Campanile in Italy was laid.
Giotto's Campanile is also known as the bell tower, part of Florence's cathedral complex. The painter Giotto di Bondone was chosen to continue the works and designs for the cathedral on the Piazza del Duomo in Florence.
1290 King Edward I of England decreed that all Jews must leave the country by November.
64 AD A fire broke out in the evening and swept through the city of Rome, which lasted longer than a week.
Famous People Born On July 18
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Kristen Bell? See what other famous people were born on this day.
1967 Vin Diesel
- 55 years old
- Born In:
- California, USA
1982 Priyanka Chopra
- 40 years old
- Born In:
- Jharkand, India
1980 Kristen Bell
- 42 years old
- Born In:
- Michigan, USA
1964 Wendy Williams
- 58 years old
- Born In:
- New Jersey, USA
Special Holidays On July 18
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
Insurance Nerd Day
We all know those insurance-type nerds who love talking about anything and everything about insurance... Well, today is Insurance Nerd Day, so be sure to give them some time in your busy day to talk all about their favorite subject.
National Caviar Day
While many people call the eggs of various fish caviar, true caviar comes from sturgeon. Caviar Day was created not just to celebrate this luxurious delicacy but to raise awareness of the ever-dwindling sturgeon population. So eat some caviar today, but make sure you buy Fair Trade!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
“She sells seashells by the seashore” was written about a female paleontologist from the 1800s. She actually sold dinosaur bones and fossilized shells.
July 18 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone
Everyone who was born on this day shares the same star sign, Cancer.
Cancer is the fourth zodiac sign, and the crab is its symbol. Like their astronomical spirit animal, Cancers are shielded by hard, external shells.
Anyone born in July has the Ruby birthstone. Did you know that the largest ruby ever discovered is called the 125West? It’s an 18,696-carat gemstone that weighs a total of 8.2 pounds (3.7 kg). Traditionally the ruby symbolizes love, passion & energy.
People born on July 18th would likely have been conceived around October 25 in the previous year.
A baby that is conceived on this day will be due around April 10th, 2024.