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This Day in History: July 18

History: What Happened Today?

  1. In 1872, Great Britain introduces secret ballot voting.
  2. In 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is nominated for a third term at the Democratic Convention.
  3. In 1966, Carl Sagan (American astronomer and author) turned 1 billion seconds old.
  4. In 1986, video of the wreckage of the Titanic (which sank in 1912) was released.
  5. In 1999, David Cone of the New York Yankees pitched the 14th perfect game in modern major league baseball history in a game against the Montreal Expos.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Nelson Mandela, John Glenn, William Makepeace Thackeray, Hunter S. Thompson

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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For more history resources on Internet 4 Classrooms, visit our Social Studies and History index. For Pre K-8th Grade Level History and Social Studies Resources, visit our Grade Level Index.



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