July 18th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
July 18th History Highlights
July 18th is...
Insurance Nerd Day
National Caviar Day
National Sour Candy Day
Observed annually on July 18th
Nelson Mandela International Day
Perfect Family Day
World Listening Day
July 18th Quotes
"If there is one thing Ive learned in my years on
this planet, its that the happiest and most fulfilled people
Ive known are those who devoted themselves to something
bigger and more profound than merely their own self interest."
"No one is born hating another person because of the color
of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn
to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to
love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its
"I think you're always subjective because you always have
a point of view, but I'm always sort of curious about what is
the point of view I don't agree with. There is a truth in that
because there always is."
"I personally believe that each of us was put here for a
purpose -- to build not to destroy. If I can make people smile,
then I have served my purpose for God."
"Even when I was 75 I never dreamed Id be doing what
Im doing at 87. But I am doing what makes me happy. I have
discovered social media and I love it. I love Instagram so much
more than things like Twitter. I just find you can do more on
Instagram. I love showing off my style. If you want to wear funky
clothes, do it. I like to wear tie-dyed shirts and cut-off shorts
in the summer and tie-dyed shirts and jeans in the winter. I wear
colorful clothes. It makes me happy. Everyone needs to find what
makes them happy."
"Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It's
about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people,
and heart. Winning is the result."
"Believe it or not, there are interesting elements in everyone.
So, if I can't talk to everybody for at least 7 to 10 minutes,
then I'm in the wrong profession."
July 18th Birthdays
1867 - Margaret Brown, American philanthropist and activist (died in 1932)
1895 - Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster (died in 1954)
1909 - Harriet Nelson, American singer and actress (died in 1994)
1913 - Red Skelton, American actor and comedian (died in 1997)
1918 - Nelson Mandela, South African politician, 1st President of South Africa (died in 2013)
1921 - John Glenn, American colonel, astronaut, and politician (died in 2016)
1928 - Baddie Winkle, American internet personality
1929 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American singer-songwriter (died in 2000)
1937 - Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (died in 2005)
1940 - James Brolin, American actor
1940 - Joe Torre, American baseball player and manager
1941 - Lonnie Mack, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (died in 2016)
1941 - Martha Reeves, American singer
1947 - Steve Forbes, American publisher
1954 - Ricky Skaggs, American singer-songwriter
1964 - Wendy Williams, American talk show host
1967 - Vin Diesel, American actor
1975 - M.I.A., English rapper
1980 - Kristen Bell, American actress
1982 - Ryan Cabrera, American singer-songwriter
1982 - Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress
1985 - Chace Crawford, American actor
July 18th History
1870 - The First Vatican Council decreed the dogma of papal infallibility.
1925 - Adolf Hitler published Mein Kampf.
1960 - #1 Hit July 18, 1960 - August 7, 1960: Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
1968 - Intel was founded in Mountain View, California.
1964 - #1 Hit July 18, 1964 - July 31, 1964: The Four Seasons - Rag Doll
1968 - Intel was founded in Mountain View, California.
1969 - Off of Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drove an Oldsmobile off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, died.
1976 - Nadia Comaneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
1992 - A picture of Les Horribles Cernettes (a pop group parody) was taken, which became the first ever photo posted to the World Wide Web.
2013 - The Government of Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, with approximately $20B in debt.
Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
Netflix needs an incognito mode so that I can watch terrible films without getting recommended more terrible films.
Ernie Keebler does most of the talking for the Keebler elves.
The first movie ever given the title 'Blockbuster' was 'Jaws.'
The biggest soldier will die first and the stupidest officer will usually survive. #moviecliches
"Hocus Pocus" may have been coined by Protestants to mock the Catholic transubstantiation incantation used to turn bread and wine into flesh and blood, "hoc est corpus."
"Oh, if youre a bird, be an early bird and catch the worm for your breakfast plate. If youre a bird, be an early early bird... but if youre a worm, sleep late." - Shel Silverstein
The Capital of Myanmar (Burma) is Rangoon (Yangon); Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Taw (administrative)
A group of Oysters is called a Bed.
Some people say "If you can't beat them, join them". I say "If you can't beat them, beat them", because they will be expecting you to join them, so you will have the element of surprise.
Is it offensive to wish someone a Happy Honda Days when the celebrate Toyotathon?
TV Quotes... "Let's be careful out there" (Sgt. Esterhaus) on "Hill Street Blues"
What is a liger? "It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger mixed... bred for its skills in magic." #moviequotes
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