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  • Mvezo, Cape Province, South Africa
    Thursday Jul 18, 1918

    Nelson Mandela

    Born

    Mvezo, Cape Province, South Africa
    Thursday Jul 18, 1918

    Mandela was born on 18 July 1918 in the village of Mvezo in Umtata, then part of South Africa's Cape Province.Given the forename Rolihlahla,




  • Spain and Morocco
    Saturday Jul 18, 1936

    Francisco Franco

    The first days of the insurgency

    Spain and Morocco
    Saturday Jul 18, 1936

    Following 18 July 1936 pronunciamiento, Franco assumed the leadership of the 30,000 soldiers of the Spanish Army of Africa. The first days of the insurgency were marked with a serious need to secure control over the Spanish Moroccan Protectorate. On one side, Franco had to win the support of the natives and their (nominal) authorities, and, on the other, had to ensure his control over the army.




  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 18, 1936

    Lucky Luciano

    Sentenced to 30 to 50 years in state prison

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Jul 18, 1936

    On July 18, he was sentenced to 30 to 50 years in state prison, along with Betillo and others.




  • Germany
    Monday Jul 18, 1938

    Oskar Schindler (Schindler's List)

    Getting arrested

    Germany
    Monday Jul 18, 1938

    His tasks for the Abwehr included collecting information on railways, military installations, and troop movements, as well as recruiting other spies within Czechoslovakia, in advance of a planned invasion of the country by Nazi Germany. He was arrested by the Czech government for espionage on 18 July 1938 and immediately imprisoned but was released as a political prisoner under the terms of the Munich Agreement, the instrument under which the Czech Sudetenland was annexed into Germany on 1 October.




  • Hungary
    Wednesday Jul 18, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Rákosi was deposed as General Secretary of The Hungarian Working People's Party

    Hungary
    Wednesday Jul 18, 1956

    After Khrushchev's "secret speech" of February 1956, which denounced Stalin and his protégés, Rákosi was deposed as General Secretary of the Party and replaced by Ernő Gerő on 18 July 1956.




  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Sunday Jul 18, 1971

    Pelé

    Last International Match

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Sunday Jul 18, 1971

    Pelé's last international match was on 18 July 1971 against Yugoslavia in Rio de Janeiro.




  • San Diego, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 18, 1984

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    San Ysidro McDonald's Massacre

    San Diego, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 18, 1984

    The San Ysidro McDonald's massacre was an act of mass murder which occurred at a McDonald's restaurant in the San Ysidro neighborhood of San Diego, California on July 18, 1984. The perpetrator, 41-year-old James Huberty, fatally shot 21 people and wounded 19 others before being killed by a police sniper approximately 77 minutes after he had first opened fire. The San Ysidro McDonald's massacre was considered the worst mass shooting in the United States (in terms of number of fatalities) until 1991, and remains the eighth deadliest mass shooting in American history


  • South Africa
    Saturday Jul 18, 1998

    Nelson Mandela

    3rd Marriage

    South Africa
    Saturday Jul 18, 1998

    Mandela's relationship with Machel had intensified; in February 1998, he publicly stated that he was "in love with a remarkable lady", and under pressure from Tutu, who urged him to set an example for young people, he organised a wedding for his 80th birthday, in July that year.The following day, he held a grand party with many foreign dignitaries.


  • India
    Thursday Jul 18, 2002

    Narendra Damodardas Modi

    An Emergency Meeting

    India
    Thursday Jul 18, 2002

    Modi's cabinet had an emergency meeting on 19 July 2002, after which it offered its resignation to the Gujarat Governor S. S. Bhandari, and the state assembly was dissolved.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jul 18, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    The FDIC announced plans to open IndyMac Federal Bank, FSB

    U.S.
    Friday Jul 18, 2008

    A bridge bank, IndyMac Federal Bank, FSB, was established to assume control of IndyMac Bank's assets, its secured liabilities, and its insured deposit accounts. The FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) announced plans to open IndyMac Federal Bank, FSB on July 14, 2008.


  • Paris, France
    Wednesday Jul 18, 2012

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Moving To PSG

    Paris, France
    Wednesday Jul 18, 2012

    On 17 July 2012, Paris Saint-Germain confirmed that they had reached an agreement to acquire the sporting and economic rights of Ibrahimović from Milan, having already agreed personal terms with the striker, for a transfer fee of €20 million. Valued at €180 million, these combined fees eclipsed those commanded by Nicolas Anelka. His three-year contract would see him receive a net annual salary of €14 million including bonuses (which would be €2 million more than what he was earning per year just before he left Milan), and make him the second best paid footballer in the world behind Samuel Eto'o. The following day, Ibrahimović signed the contract.


  • Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
    Wednesday Jul 18, 2018

    Facebook, Inc.

    Facebook Established a Subsidiary Named Lianshu Science & Technology

    Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
    Wednesday Jul 18, 2018

    On July 18, Facebook established a subsidiary named Lianshu Science & Technology in Hangzhou City, China, with $30 million of capital. All its shares are held by Facebook Hong. Approval of the registration of the subsidiary was then withdrawn, due to a disagreement between officials in Zhejiang province and the Cyberspace Administration of China.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 18, 2018

    Google LLC

    The European Commission Fined Google €4.34 Billion

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Jul 18, 2018

    On July 18, 2018, the European Commission fined Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules.


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