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July 18: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 18

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.

Everyone who was born on this day shares the same star sign, Cancer.

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 facts about July 18th in history!

What Happened On July 18 In History?


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 previously reported on the singer being investigated for child sex assaults for which he was found not guilty of.

North Korea leader, Kim Jong-un was named marshal, placing him at the highest rank in the military.

Source BBC

Seal released their hit single “Kiss from a Rose.”

The song went on to win a Grammy Award and was Song of the Year.

American boxer, Jersey Joe Walcott became the oldest heavyweight champion aged 37.


American mobster Charles Luciano (also known as Lucky Luciano) was trialed and sentenced to 30-50 years in prison.


Adolf Hitler published Mein Kampf in Germany.

OTD in 1925: Adolf Hitler published Mein Kampf in Germany.

The Ballot Act was passed in Great Britain.

The Ballot Act required elections to be held by secret ballot.

President Abraham Lincoln asked for 500,000 volunteers to join the military service.


The first stone of Giotto’s Campanile in Italy was laid on this day.

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.

A fire broke out in the evening and swept through the city of Rome, which lasted longer than a week.

OTD in 64: A fire broke out in the evening and swept through the city of Rome
Source Forbes