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This Day in History for July 18

This Day In History1743 – 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal).

1864 – President Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for military service.

1907 – Florenz Ziegfeld’s “Follies of 1907” premieres in NYC.

1914 – US army air service 1st coming into being, in Signal Corps.

1931 – 1st air-conditioned ship (Mariposa) launched.

1942 – 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years: Garden State Park track opens.

1947 – US President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act.

1951 – Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight championship.

1955 – 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially.

1968 – The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California.

1969 – Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL.

1975 – Jury can’t decide on trial of Dave Forbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)

1984 – 21 people are killed and 19 are injured in a massacre in a McDonalds restaurant in San Ysidro, California; it ends with the shooting of its perpetrator, James Oliver Huberty.

1986 – Videotapes released showing Titanic’s sunken remains.

1991 – Florida Marlins’ logo unveiled.

1993 – 122nd British Golf Open: Greg Norman shoots a 267 at Royal St. George.

1994 – Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons.

2012 – Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshall in the Korean People’s Army.

2013 – Detroit, Michigan, files for bankruptcy, becoming the largest US municipal bankruptcy ever at $18.5 billion.

2015 – PayPal is spun off from eBay as a separate publicly traded company on the NASDAQ.

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