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It happened on july 18th

  • July 18th 0064 Great fire of Rome: A fire begins to burn in the merchant area of Rome and soon burns completely out of control while Emperor Nero reportedly plays his lyre and sings while watching the blaze from a safe distance.
  • 0390 “BC – Roman-Gaulish Wars: Battle of the Allia – A Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome.”
  • 1100 Jerusalem’s Godfrey of Bouillon dies at age 39 after successful forays against the Seljuk Turks that have taken him as far as Damascus
  • 1195 “Battle of Alarcos, great victory of Almohad ruler Abu Yusuf Ya’qub al-Mansur over the Castilian King Alfonso VIII.”
  • 1536 Pope’s authority declared void in England
  • The authority of the Pope is declared void in England.
  • 1656 Polish-Lithuanian forces clashes with Sweden and its Brandenburg allies in the start of what is to be known as The Battle of Warsaw which ends in a decisive Swedish victory.
  • 1753 “Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slaveholder in Framingham Mass”
  • 1779 Commodore Abraham Whipple’s squadron captures 11 prizes in largest prize value of Revolutionary War.
  • 1792 “John Paul Jones dies in Paris, France”
  • 1813 “U.S. Frigate President captures British Daphne, Eliza Swan, Alert and Lion.”
  • 1814 British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc)
  • 1830 Uruguay adopts its first constitution.
  • 1853 “The first train to cross the US-Canada boundary, Portland, Me.- Montréal, PQ”
  • 1857 “Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall’s war on the French.”
  • 1861 American Civil War: Skirmish at Blackburn’s Ford prior to First Battle of Bull Run(1st Battle of Manassas).
  • 1872 Britain introduces secret ballot voting
  • 1872 The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland introduces voting by secret ballot.
  • 1873 Oscar II of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway in Trondheim.
  • 1914 “The U.S. Congress forms the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, this gives definite status to aircraft within the U.S. Army for the first time.”
  • 1914 “US army air service first comes into being, in the Signal Corps”
  • 1918 US & French forces launch Aisne-Marne offensive in WW I
  • July 18, 1920 Naval aircraft sink ex-German cruiser Frankfurt in target practice.
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