Historical Events for 18th July 2021

1753 – Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slave holder in Framingham, Massachusetts
1857 – Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall’s war against the French
1878 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Frank Hadow makes his lone Wimbledon appearance, and wins; beats defending champion Spencer Gore 7-5, 6-1, 9-7
1915 – Boston Braves start move from last place to become world series champs
1947 – British seize “Exodus 1947” ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
1963 – Failed military coup in Syria
1986 – MLB Kansas City Royals announce that manager Dick Howser, 50, has a brain tumor
1994 – “Kiss From a Rose” released by Seal (Grammy Record and Song of the Year)
1994 – Bomb attack on Jewish center AMIA in Buenos Aires, 86 killed
2018 – Seventeen men charged with the gang-rape of a 12-year old girl in Chennai, India

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