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July 18th holds a unique position in the global and national calendar, playing host to diverse celebrations that cater to a wide variety of interests and causes. Each event encourages a different form of engagement, from auditory awareness to culinary daring.

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Interesting Facts of July 18th

  1. 1. July 18, 1918, is the birthdate of Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who became the country's first black president from 1994 to 1999 and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
  2. 2. Intel Corporation was founded in Mountain View, California on July 18, 1968. It is one of the world's largest and highest-valued semiconductor chip makers based on revenue.
  3. 3. July 18, 1925, marks the publication date of Adolf Hitler's autobiographical manifesto, "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle), which he wrote while incarcerated after his failed Putsch in Munich.
  4. 4. In 64 AD, on July 18, the Great Fire of Rome began, ultimately destroying much of the city over the course of six days. Emperor Nero's role in the fire remains contentious among historians.