Today in History, English
Today in History, English

81691July 18Death2005 – Bill Hicke, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1938)
81692July 18Death2005 – William Westmoreland, American general (b. 1914)
81693July 18Death2007 – Jerry Hadley, American tenor (b. 1952)
81694July 18Death2007 – John Kronus, American wrestler (b. 1969)
81695July 18Death2007 – Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese politician (b. 1908)
81696July 18Death2008 – Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (b. 1944)
81697July 18Death2009 – Henry Allingham, English soldier (b. 1896)
81698July 18Death2009 – Jill Balcon, English actress (b. 1925)
81699July 18Death2011 – Georgess McHargue, American author and poet (b. 1941)
81700July 18Death2012 – Yosef Shalom Eliashiv, Lithuanian-Israeli rabbi and author (b. 1910)
81701July 18Death2012 – Jean François-Poncet, French politician and diplomat, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1928)
81702July 18Death2012 – Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor, producer, politician (b. 1942)
81703July 18Death2012 – Pancho Martin, Cuban-American horse trainer (b. 1925)
81704July 18Death2012 – Jack Matthews, Welsh rugby player and physician (b. 1920)
81705July 18Death2012 – Dawoud Rajiha, Syrian general and politician, Syrian Minister of Defense (b. 1947)
81706July 18Death2012 – Assef Shawkat, Syrian general and politician (b. 1950)
81707July 18Death2012 – Hasan Turkmani, Syrian general and politician, Syrian Minister of Defense (b. 1935)
81708July 18Death2013 – Vaali, Indian poet, songwriter, and actor (b. 1931)
81709July 18Death2013 – Olivier Ameisen, French-American cardiologist and academic (b. 1953)
81710July 18Death2014 – Andreas Biermann, German footballer (b. 1980)
81711July 18Death2014 – João Ubaldo Ribeiro, Brazilian journalist, author, and academic (b. 1941)
81712July 18Death2014 – Augie Rodriguez, American dancer (b. 1928)
81713July 18Death2014 – Dietmar Schönherr, Austrian-Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
81714July 18Death2015 – Alex Rocco, American actor (b. 1936)
81715July 18Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Arnulf of MetzCamillus de Lellis (optional memorial, United States only)Frederick of UtrechtMarina of Aguas SantasSymphorosaTeneuElizabeth Ferard (Church of England)Bartolomé de las Casas (Episcopal Church (USA))July 18 (Eastern Orthod
81716July 18Holiday and observanceConstitution Day (Uruguay)
81717July 18Holiday and observanceNelson Mandela International Day
81718July 19Event484 – Leontius, Roman usurper, is crowned Eastern emperor at Tarsus (modern Turkey). He is recognized in Antioch and makes it his capital.
81719July 19Event711 – Umayyad conquest of Hispania: Battle of Guadalete: Umayyad forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by King Roderic.
81720July 19Event998 – Arab–Byzantine wars: Battle of Apamea: Fatimids defeat a Byzantine army near Apamea.

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