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July 18

EVENTS

1969 – After a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy from Massachusetts drives an Oldsmobile off a bridge and his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, dies.

BIRTHS

1895 – Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster

1918 – Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa

1950 – Richard Branson, English businessman, founded Virgin Group

1957 – Nick Faldo, English golfer

DEATHS

1892 – Thomas Cook, English travel agent, founded the Thomas Cook Group (b. 1808)

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1954 – Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster (b. 1895)

 

 

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