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 This day in History - July 18
389 Historic Events for July 18
1950

Richard Branson, British music enterperneur (Virgin Atlantic)

Birth
1951

Bruce Alan Lietzke, Kansas City KS, PGA golfer (1978 Canadian Open)

Birth
1951

Jersey Joe Walcott KOs Ezzard Charles in 7 for hw boxing title

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1951

Uruguay accepts its constitution

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1951

Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion

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1952

KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting

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1952

James Forbes, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972)

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1953

Peter Greenall, English brewer (Greenall Witley)

Birth
1954

Ricky Skaggs, Cordell Ky, country singer (Heartbroke, Toy Hearts)

Birth
1954

Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game

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1954

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament

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1954

Robert Cameron, CFL punter (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

Birth
1954

Imtiaz Ali, cricketer (brother of Inshan One Test WI v India 1976)

Birth
1954

Tobias Picker, composer

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1955

Teresa Ann Savoy, London England, actress (Caligula)

Birth
1955

1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially

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1955

280 mm rain in Martinstown, Dorset (UK-record)

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1955

Vitali Viktorovich Savitsky, biologist/politician

Birth
1956

Willem J A Kerncamp, Dut overseas minister (Islam and Woman), dies at 57

Death
1956

Ern” Ger” succeeds Matyas R kosi as party leader of Hungary

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1957

Nicholas Alexander Faldo, England, PGA golfer (1992 British Open)

Birth
1958

Margo [AM] Vliegenthart, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)

Birth
1958

Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker), dies at 84

Death
1958

Nigel Twist, Manchester, rock drummer (Alarm-In the Summertime)

Birth
1958

John Gobau, Flem/Dutch actor (Death of Business Traveller), dies at 67

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