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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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.