Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 18
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|1925 – The first volume of Adolf Hitler's personal manifesto Mein Kampf was published.||unreferenced section|
|1942 – German engineers test flew the Messerschmitt Me 262 with jet engines for the first time.||refimprove section|
|1982 – Guatemalan military forces and their paramilitary allies slaughtered over 250 Mayans in the village of Plan de Sánchez, Baja Verapaz.||refimprove section|
|1992 – A university professor and nine students from La Cantuta University in Lima, Peru, were abducted and "disappeared" by a military death squad.||unreferenced section|
|1995 – During the fifteenth stage of the 1995 Tour de France, Italian cyclist Fabio Casartelli suffered a fatal crash on the descent of the Col de Portet d'Aspet.||refimprove|
- 1290 – Edward I issued an edict expelling all Jews from England.
- 1870 – The First Vatican Council declared that the Pope is infallible when he solemnly declares a dogmatic teaching on faith as being contained in divine revelation.
- 1969 – After a party on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts, United States Senator Ted Kennedy drove his car off a bridge, killing his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, a former campaign worker.
- 1984 – A gunman massacred 21 people and injured 15 others at a McDonald's restaurant in the San Ysidro section of San Diego, California.
- 1984 – The dismembered body of Swedish prostitute Catrine da Costa was found in Stockholm; the findings later led to a trial that ended in a mistrial for two accused doctors.
- 1989 – American actress Rebecca Schaeffer was shot and killed by Robert John Bardo, eventually prompting the passage of anti-stalking laws in California.
- 1994 – Eighty-five people died when a bomb exploded at a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, making it Argentina's deadliest bombing ever.
- 1995 – After a long period of dormancy, the Soufrière Hills volcano began a still-ongoing eruption (pictured), devastating the island of Montserrat.
- 2005 – Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President George W. Bush announced the India–United States Civil Nuclear Agreement, a bilateral treaty on civil nuclear cooperation between their two countries.
- 2012 – A suicide bomber attacked an Israeli tour bus at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria, which later led the European Union to list the military branch of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
- 1389 – France and England agreed to the Truce of Leulinghem, establishing a 13-year peace during the Hundred Years' War.
- 1841 – Pedro II, the last Emperor of Brazil, having reigned in minority since 1831, was acclaimed, crowned and consecrated.
- 1863 – American Civil War: Led by Union Army Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the first formal African American military unit, spearheaded an assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina.
- 1976 – At the Olympic Games in Montreal, Nadia Comăneci (pictured) became the first person to score a perfect 10 in a modern Olympics gymnastics event.
- 1995 – Selena's album Dreaming of You, instrumental in popularizing Tejano music, was released posthumously.