On This Day: July 18th
This is 200th day of the year and 166 days remain in the year.
A great fire began that ultimately destroyed most of Rome. The emperor Nero blamed it on Christians and began the first Roman persecution of them.
The Spanish Civil War began.
President Harry S. Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act.
New York Yankee David Cone pitched the 16th perfect game in baseball history.
July 18 BirthdaysNelson MandelaPronunciation: [nel´sun rOlEhlä´lä mändA´lä]
1918–2014, South African political leader.
S. I. Hayakawascholar, former U.S. Senator
Red Skeltoncomedian, actor/VOCATION>
Robert Hookephysicist, mathematician, and inventor
Dick Buttonfigure skater