Saturday 18 July 1914
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
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- Uruguay - Constitution Day
- Jan Toonder: Dutch astrologer, writer and poet.
- Herbert Collum: Composer.
- John G Bearer: Writer (Metro, Drunken Canary, Fast Heartbeat).
- Jozef MLT Cals: Dutch Premier (KVP, Mammoth Law).
- Mack Robinson: United States -- 200m dash (1932 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Oscar Heisserer: Italy sport Champion
- Gino Bartali: Italian cyclist, nicknamed "Gino the Pious" because of his strong religious faith. Hard-riding, he once caused a three-bicycle crash with two other cyclists who were trying to crowd him. By doing so, Bartali warned all other competitors not to interfere with him.
- Joseph Cals: Dutch politician. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from April 14, 1965 until November 22, 1966. He died on 30 December 1971.
- US army air service first comes into being, in the Signal Corps.
- The U.S. Congress forms the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, giving definite status to aircraft within the U.S. Army for the first time.
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