18th July

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YearItemDetail
2000 Sarah Payne's body discovered Police confirm that a body found in West Sussex is that of eight year old Sarah Payne who disappeared from her grandparent's home on 1st July.
1997 Explosion kills 230 A TWA jumbo jet explodes over the Atlantic after leaving New York for Paris, killing all 230 passengers and crew.
1994 Bomb in Buenos Aires kills 96 A massive car bomb in Buenos Aires kills 96 people belonging to Argentina's Jewish organisations.
1969 Car crashes into river A car driven by Edward Kennedy crashes into the river near Chappaquiddick Island, his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne dies.
1936 Spanish Civil War starts General Francisco Franco leads an uprising of troops in Spanish North Africa to begin the Spanish Civil War
1921 John Glenn is born Astronaut John Glenn is born in Cambridge, Ohio.
1918 Nelson Mandela born Nelson Mandela is born in Qunu, South Africa.

 

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On This Day - 18th July