What Happened On This Day – July 18
2013 Government of Detroit declares bankruptcy
The city, which was up to $20 billion in debt, became the largest municipal entity in the United States to declare bankruptcy.
1993 Agathe Uwilingiyimana elected as Prime Minister of Rwanda
Rwanda's only female prime minister's tenure was cut short when she was assassinated at the outset of the Rwandan genocide.
1968 Intel is founded
Founded in Santa Clara, California, the Intel corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip manufacturer.
1925 Mein Kampf is published
Adolf Hitler's autobiographical book was written while he served his sentence for treason in prison.
1870 The first Vatican Council, also known as Vatican I, decrees the doctrine of Papal infallibility
The doctrine claims that the Pope cannot err when speaking on issues of morality and/ or faith.
Births On This Day – July 18
1980 Kristen Bell
1950 Jack Layton
1950 Richard Branson
English businessman, founded Virgin Group
1921 John Glenn
American astronaut, politician
1918 Nelson Mandela
South African politician, President of South Africa, Nobel Prize laureate
Deaths On This Day – July 18
German singer-songwriter, model, actress
1918 Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine
1872 Benito Juárez
Mexican lawyer, politician, 25th President of Mexico
1817 Jane Austen
1792 John Paul Jones
American navy commander