2008 - The Dark Knight (the second of the Batman movies starring Christian Bale) opens with the highest grossing weekend
1976 - Nadia Comaneci is first person in Olympic Games to score perfect 10 in gymnastics at the Summer Olympics of 1976.
1940 - FDR is nominated for an unprecedented third term
1862 - First ascent of one of the highest summits in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland, Dent Blanche
1334 - First foundation stone laid for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by Giotto di Bondone.
This Day In Business
1968 - The Intel Corporation is founded and incorporated in Santa Clara, California.
2003 - Kobe Bryant, of the Los Angeles Lakers, is accused of assault but later charges dropped.
1986 - Rare footage of a tornado is broadcasted live from a weather helicopter.
1921 - Babe Ruth smacks 139th home run of career, passing Roger Connor as all-time home run leader.
July 18th Holiday
Nelson Mandela International Day - Celebrates the life and accomplishments of political figure Nelson Mandela on the day of his birth.
Today's Birthday Trivia
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Today's Birthday Horoscope
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