18 July It Happened Today
1610 Death of Italian artist Caravaggio.
1817 Death of English novelist Jane Austen.
1877 Thomas Edison makes the first recording of a human voice.
1887 Birth of Norwegian politician and Nazi collaborator Vidkun Quisling.
1918 Birth of South African politician Nelson Mandela.
1921 Birth of American astronaut John Glenn.
1955 Disneyland in California opens for the first time.