July 18

This Day in History


First Perfect 10 at Olympics

Prior to the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, the Swiss watchmakers Omega, who were responsible for scoring and timing all the events, contacted the International Olympic Committee to check … (more...)

64 A.D.

Fire of Rome

On July 18, 64 A.D., a fire breaks out in Rome, spreading rapidly throughout the market area in the center of the city. When the flames finally died out more than a week later, nearly two-thirds of … (more...)