Calendar day; July 18, 2015

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Saturday, the 18th of July, 2015 is the 199th day in 2015 and in the 29th calendar week.
General Events:
Nelson Mandela International Day 2015
July 18, 2015 in the World
Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day, is an international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated on 18. July 2015. On this day, Mandela was born in 1918, so it celebrates his birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010.
Mandela Day is not meant as a public holiday, but as a day to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s former President, and his values, through volunteering and community service. The day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.
Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013, was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa’s first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation. The text Mandela Day has been taken from www.cute-calendar.com.
“It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.”
                                                           – Nelson Mandela
Where is the event?
Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day 2015
July 18, 2015 in the USA
Across the United States, the third Saturday in July of each year recognizes Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day. 
Created by author and motivational speaker Martha J. Ross-Rodgers, this day is intended for all to let go of the past and live for the present.  To help with this venture, find a paper and pen, write down your “could haves” and “should haves” and then throw it away. Once you have thrown your “could haves” and “should haves” in the trash, make the following resolution:
“From this day forward, I choose not to live in the past, the past is history that I can not change.  I can do something about the present, I choose to live in the present.”
Now….. take care of yourself and your health by living for now, do your best and make the best of each and every day!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 18th July:
390 BC – Roman-Gaulish Wars: Battle of the Allia – a Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome.
64 – Great Fire of Rome begins under the Emperor Nero
1536 – Pope’s authority declared void in England
1572 – Willem of Orange recognized as viceroy of Holland/Friesland/Utrecht
1716 – Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels
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
1872 – The Ballot Act introduces the secret ballot in elections in Britain; previously votes were made openly
1914 – Gandhi leaves South Africa after successfully leading campaigns of Passive Resistance
1925 – Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy “Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice”)
1932 – Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign Unity treaty
1938 – Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left NY for Calif
1947 – King George VI signs Indian Independence Act
1947 – US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
1960 – 1st UN troops reach Congo
1963 – The United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid releases its second interim report pressing for international sanctions against South Africa, particularly the supply of arms, ammunition and petroleum
1970 – Arthur Brown arrested for stripping on stage in Palemo Sicily
1972 – Egyptian president Anwar Sadat throws out 20,000 Russian military aids
1976 – Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics
1977 – Vietnam becomes member of UN
1986 – Videotapes released showing Titanic’s sunken remains
1994 – Comet Shoemaker-Levy collides with Jupiter
1996 – Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River, beginning one of Québec’s costliest natural disasters ever

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