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This Day in History For July 18

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

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

1927 – Ty Cobb’s 4,000th MLB career hit.

1936 – Charles “Lucky” Luciano is sentenced to 30 to 50 years in state prison.

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 boxing championship.

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

1959 – William “Bill” Wright becomes the 1st African American to win a major golf tournament (U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships)

1967 – Silver hits record $1.87 an ounce in NY.

1977 – Vietnam becomes a member of the UN.

1980 – Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn’t include women.

1994 – Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons.

1994 – Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights.

2004 – British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Troon: American Todd Hamilton wins his only major title, defeating 2002 champion Ernie Els of South Africa by a stroke in a 4-hole playoff.

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.

2018 – Google fined record $5.1 billion by the EU for abusing its power in mobile phone market.

2019 – Children’s songs “Baby Shark” and “Raining Tacos” used by City of West Palm Beach, Florida to drive away homeless people from the waterfront.

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