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July 18th History, Trivia and Fun Facts

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July 18th History Highlights

  • 1870 - The First Vatican Council decreed the dogma of papal infallibility.
  • 1893 - The Chicago Golf Club, the first 18 hole golf club in the US, opened.
  • 1946 - In J. D. Salinger's novel, The Catcher in the Rye, July 18, 1946, was the date that Holden Caulfield's younger brother, Allie, died of leukemia.
  • 1976 - Nadia Comaneci scored a perfect "10" at the Olmpic Games. It was the first time anyone ever made an Olympic perfect score.

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 I’ve learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people I’ve known are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self interest."
- John Glenn

"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 opposite."
- Nelson Mandela

"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."
- Margaret Brown

"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."
- Red Skelton

"Even when I was 75 I never dreamed I’d be doing what I’m 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."
- Baddie Winkle

"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."
- Joe Torre

"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."
- Wendy Williams

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 you’re a bird, be an early bird and catch the worm for your breakfast plate. If you’re a bird, be an early early bird... but if you’re 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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