Today In History

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Here is what happened on Wednesday - July 18th...
It is the 199 day of the year, and there are 166 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

1811,William Makepeach Thackeray, Victorian novelist, wrote "Vanity Fair"
1848,William Gilbert Grace, Victorian England's greatest cricketer.
1906,Clifford Odets
1906,S. I. Hayakawa, sleeper.
1913,Red Skelton, clown to the world.
1916,Harriet Nelson, Ozzie's better half.
1921,John Glenn, Jr., first American in orbit.

      Events On This Day In History...

64,The Great Fire of Rome begins (Nero didn't fiddle.)
1872,Britain introduces voting by secret ballot.
1938,Wrong Way Corrigan lands in Ireland (not California??.)
1968,Intel Corporation is incorporated.
1990,A world record is set for catching a grape in mouth, 319' 8".

      And Don't Forget...

           National Day, celebrated in Spain.

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