On This Day In History, 18 July

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World Events Today

  • Volume 1 of Mein Kampf, My Struggle, the autobiographical manifesto by the Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler, was published for the first time today in 1925
  • The American technology company Intel, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of semiconductor chips, was founded today in 1968
  • The payment processor PayPal was spun off from eBay today in 2015

Entertainment Events Today

  • The drama movie The Nun’s Story, starring Audrey Hepburn, was released today in 1959, it was nominated for 8 Academy Awards
  • The single Kiss from a Rose, by Seal, was released in the United Kingdom today in 1994, it went on to win Grammy Awards in 1996 for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
  • The South African golfer Lodewicus Theodorus “Louis” Oosthuizen won the 150th Anniversary Open Championship today in 2010, at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport

Family Events Today

  • The English novelist Jane Austen, whose works include Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, was born today in 1817 in Winchester
  • The South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela, who would serve as the President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, was born today in 1918
  • The British businessman Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson was born today in 1950 in London

Main Event Today

  • The Messerschmitt Me-262, the world’s first operational jet-powered aircraft fighter, flew today in 1942, using just jet power for the first time

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Caviar Day

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