BONSERNEWS.com – Many important events in this world happened on July 18th. Some are recorded, some are not recorded. Some of what was recorded later became history to be remembered and used as a lesson for future generations.
Here are seven important events that occurred on July 18 in world history:
1. July 18, 64 AD
Great Fire of Rome: The city of Rome, the capital of the Roman Empire, experienced a great fire that lasted six days. Many buildings and neighborhoods were destroyed in this fire.
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2. July 18, 1925
Adolf Hitler Publishes Mein Kampf: Adolf Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany, published his autobiography entitled “Mein Kampf” (My Struggle). This book outlines his views on racism, anti-Semitism and his political goals.
3. July 18, 1947
Establishment of the Central Intelligence Service (CIA): The President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, signed the National Security Act creating the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to coordinate national intelligence activities.
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4. July 18, 1969
Apollo 11 Mission Lands on the Moon: The Apollo 11 lunar module, crewed by Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, lands safely on the Moon’s surface, making Armstrong the first human to set foot on the Moon.
5. July 18, 1984
Brighton Hotel Bombing: IRA terrorists detonated a bomb at the Brighton Hotel in Brighton, England, where the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party was holding a conference. Although Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher survived, five people died in this attack.