On This Day: July 18th

This is 200th day of the year and 166 days remain in the year.

in history
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 first volume of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf was published.
President Harry S. Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act.
14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci earned the first perfect score, a ten, at the Olympics and went on to score six more tens and win three gold medals.
New York Yankee David Cone pitched the 16th perfect game in baseball history.
July 18 Birthdays
Nelson MandelaPronunciation: [nel´sun rOlEhlä´lä mändA´lä]
1918–2014, South African political leader.
Jessamyn Westnovelist
William Thackeraynovelist
John Glennastronaut
Yevgeny Yevtushenkopoet
S. I. Hayakawascholar, former U.S. Senator
Red Skeltoncomedian, actor/VOCATION>
Robert Hookephysicist, mathematician, and inventor
Dick Buttonfigure skater

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