Today in History

Events on Jul 18

Nadia Comaneci Gets a Perfect 10
Fourteen-year old Nadia Comaneci from Romania stuns the Olympic audience when she executes a series of perfect performances and gets a perfect score of 10.

Spanish Civil War Begins
The Spanish Civil War begins as Gen. Francisco Franco leads an uprising of army troops based in Spanish North Africa.

Introduction of the concept of Secret Ballot
Britain introduces the concept of voting by secret ballot.