July 18th is also known as Insurance Nerd Day and Caviar Day.
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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 fun & interesting facts about July 18th in history!
What memorable events happened on July 18 in history? Keep reading to find out!
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.
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.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was named marshal, placing him at the highest rank in the military.
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.
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.
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Unfortunately, July 18th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Jane Austen was an English novelist born on December 16, 1775. She died on this day in 1817, at age 41 in Winchester, Hampshire, England, UK.
Jul 18, 1817 (Age 41)
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
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!
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.
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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.
Birthday & Zodiac
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.