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Monday, July 18, 2005

Monday, July 18th
The 199th day of 2005
There are 166 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History

On July 18, 1936, the Spanish Civil War began as Gen. Francisco Franco led an uprising of army troops based in Spanish North Africa. (Go to article.)

On July 18, 1909, Andrey Gromyko, the Soviet foreign minister from 1957 to 1985, was born. Following his death on July 2, 1989, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. Other Birthdays)

On July 18, 1908, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the presidential election of 1908.
(See the cartoon and read an explanation.)

Reference: The New York Times

The following courtesy Iraq War Today

Today in History

1853 - Hendrik Antoon Lorentz Holland, physicist (Nobel 1902)
1890 - Charles Wilson Pres of General Motors (1940-53)/Sec of Def (1953-57)
1906 - S.I. Hayakawa (Sen-R-CA) educator (Language in Action)
1909 - Andrei Gromyko USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/5 OS]
1918 - Nelson Mandela Qunu South Africa, political prisoner (ANC)
1921 - John H Glenn Jr Cambridge Ohio, Col USMC astronaut (Mer 6, Sen-D-Oh)

1650 - Christoph Scheiner, German astronomer
1872 - Benito Ju rez Cuban justice / general (Battle of Acapulco)
1984 - James Oliver Huberty, shot by police after killing 21 in a McDonalds restaurant
1989 - Rebecca Schaeffer, actress ("My Sister Sam"), shot by a fan

Reported Missing in Action

Avore, Malcolm A., USN (ME); F4E failed to gain airspeed upon launch from carrier, sank in South China Sea, Killed, body not recovered
Denton, Jeremiah A., USN (AL); A6A shot down, released by DRV February, 1973- retired from the United States Navy as a Rear Admiral 1977, Senator (AL, 1981 - 1987) - alive and well as of 1998
Tschudy, William M., USN (IL); A6A shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - retired as a Commander as of 1996 - alive as of 1998 - see also:
POW Bio Page of SCOPE Systems (Via Iraq War Today)
Hartman, Richard D., USN (NY); A4E shot down, Died in Captivity, remains returned March, 1974
Seablom, Earl F., US Army (MI); KIA when he stepped on a land mine, body not recovered
Aston, Jay S., US Army (OH); UH1H hit by ground fire upon lift-off during extraction mission; KIA, body not recovered