From Associated Press
today in history
Today is Tuesday, July 18th, the 199th day of 2023. There are 166 days left in the year.
Today’s historical highlights:
On July 18, 1969, Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy departed with Mary Joe Copekne (Cor PEHK’ Nee) on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha’s Vineyard. 28; Kennedy’s car then fell off a bridge. Kennedy was able to escape, but Kopekne drowned.
In 1536, the British Parliament passed a law declaring the papal authority null and void in England.
In 1863, during the Civil War, Union forces spearheaded by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Corps of black soldiers charged the Confederate-held Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina. The Confederates were able to repel the Union forces, but the Union forces suffered heavy casualties. Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the 54th Division, was among those killed.
In 1918, South Africa’s anti-apartheid leader and president, Nelson Mandela, was born in the village of Mbezo.
In 1925 Adolf Hitler published the first volume of his autobiographical novel Mein Kampf.
In 1944, Hideki Tojo was dismissed from his post as Prime Minister and Minister of War of Japan, citing the setbacks suffered by the country in World War II. American troops stationed in France captured the Normandy town of Saint-Lo.
In 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the Presidential Succession Act placing the Speaker of the House and the Speaker pro tempore of the Senate next in line to the Vice President.
In 1964, nearly a week of rioting erupted in New York’s Harlem neighborhood after police shot and killed a black teenager, James Powell, two days earlier.
In 1984, gunman James Huberty was shot dead by police after shooting at a McDonald’s in San Ysidro, California, killing 21 people. Walter F. Mondale was elected as the Democratic presidential candidate in San Francisco.
In 1994, a bomb hidden in a van destroyed the Jewish Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 85 people. Tutsi rebels have declared an end to the 14-week civil war in Rwanda.
In 2005, an unrepentant Eric Rudolph was sentenced to life in prison for bombing an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, which killed an off-duty police officer and seriously injured a nurse.
In 2020, Canadian authorities announced that the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team will not be able to play their home games in Toronto during the shortened 2020 season because it is not safe for players to travel to and from the United States. (The Blue Jays will play their “home” games at a minor league ballpark in Buffalo, New York.)
10 Years Ago: Detroit, once the epitome of America’s industrial might, became America’s largest city to file for bankruptcy, its finances ravaged and its surrounding areas hollowed out by a long, slow decline in population and auto manufacturing. bottom. Romanian investigators have found remains of paint, canvas and nails in the oven of a woman accused of stealing seven paintings by Picasso, Monet and Matisse from a Dutch museum in October 2012. Three Romanian men later pleaded guilty to theft.
Five years ago: Twelve Thai youth soccer teammates and coach were released from hospital after being trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks. FBI Director Christopher Wray said Russia continues to use fake news, propaganda and covert operations to sow discord within the United States. European regulators have fined Google a record $5 billion for forcing phone makers using the company’s Android operating system to install Google’s search and browser apps. bottom. The California Supreme Court has ruled that a bill to divide the state into three will not be included in the November ballot. Highway 1 in California near Big Sur has reopened for the first time in 14 months after being shut down by a massive landslide.
A year ago: The Texas Department of Public Safety issued an internal investigation into the actions of state police who sent dozens of officers and personnel to the scene during the slow and chaotic response to the Uvalde Elementary School massacre that killed 21 people. announced a survey. The review comes after the Texas House of Representatives released a disgusting report that revealed widespread failures by law enforcement at all levels. The government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said he plans to step down before the end of President Joe Biden’s term in January 2025. Dr. Fauci, 81, was appointed director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984, where he advised seven researchers. Presidents leading research on HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, Ebola, Zika, and coronavirus. Pop artist Claes Oldenburg, who turned the mundane into monuments through giant sculptures like baseball bats and clothespins, has died at the age of 93.
Birthdays today: Skating champion and commentator Dick Button is 94, Olympic gold medalist figure skater Tenley Albright is 88, film director Paul Verhoeven is 85 and musician Brian Auger is 84.
Singer Dion Dimucci is 84 years old. Actor James Brolin is 83, Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Torre is 83, singer Martha Reeves is 82, and country rock singer Craig Fuller (Pure Prairie League) is 74. Homeowner Richard Branson is 73, actor Margo Martindale is 72, and singer Ricky is 74. Skaggs is 69 years old. Actor Audrey Landers is 67 years old. World Golf Hall of Famer Nick Faldo is 66 years old. Actor Anne-Marie Johnson is 63 years old. Actor Elizabeth McGovern is 62 years old. Rock musician John Harman (Widespread Panic) is 61 years old. Rock musician Jack Irons is 61 years old. 61. Broadcast writer Wendy Williams is 59 years old. Actor Vin Diesel is 56 years old. Actor Grant Bowler is 55 years old. Retired NBA All-Star Penny Hardaway is 52 years old. Bluegrass musician Jesse Bullock (Gibson Brothers) is 51 years old. Alternative country singer Elizabeth Cook is 51 years old. Actor Eddie Matos is 51, singer-songwriter MIA is 48, rock musician Daron Malakian (System of a Down, Broadway Scars) is 48, and actor Elsa Pataky (movie “Wild Speed”) is 47, rock musician Tony Fagenson (formerly Eve 6) is 45, film director Jared Hess is 44, actor Jason Weaver is 44, actor Kristen Bell is 43, actor Michelle Hausman (MIHK Heal Hausman) is 42 years old, rock singer Ryan Cabrera is 42 years old. Actor Priyanka Chopra is 41, Christian rock musician Aaron Gillespie (Underloth) is 40, actor Chace Crawford is 38, actor James Norton is 38, and musician Paul Cowert. (Punch Brothers) is 37, and actor Travis Milne is 37.