Today in History, July 18: Spanish Civil War begins

YouTube download / AP video / Highlights of this day in history: The Spanish Civil War begins; Sen. Ted Kennedy's passenger dies when he drives his car off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island; South Africa's Nelson Mandela and musician Ricky Skaggs born. (July 18)
 
July 18 is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year.
 
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Source: Wikipedia for July 18
 
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Jessica Kovacs of DeLand, FL; Bill Madden of Stony Point, NY; and Jim Copenhaver of Wooster, Ohio.
 
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