Wednesday, July 18, 2012

18th of July

It is the 199th day of the year with on;y 166 days remaining.

390 BC - A Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome.

362 AD - Emperor Julian arrives at Antioch with a Roman expeditionary force of 60,000 men, and stays there for nine months to launch a campaign against the Persian Empire.

1863 - At the Battle of Fort Wagner, the first formal engagement of the 54th Massachusetts, an African-American military, fails in their assault on Confederate-held Battery Wagner.

1925 - Adolph Hitler publishes his personal manifesto, Mein Kampf.

1942 - The German test fly the Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time.

1944 - Hideki Tojo resigns as Prime Minister of Japan, due to numerous setbacks in the war effort.

1968 - The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California.

1969 - After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies.

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