On This Day: July 18th
This is 199th day of the year and 166 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—15 Tammuz 5779
- Chinese calendar—the 16th day of the 6th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
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.
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
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