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Celebrity Birthdays for July 18 – Nelson Mandela, Sir Richard Branson and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Nelson Mandela
Age: 94
Occupation: South African Activist and Politician
Known For: His tireless anti-apartheid work, surviving 27 years in a brutal prison, being the first South African president elected in a fully representative democratic election, and receiving more than 250 awards over four decades including the Nobel Peace Prize

Sir Richard Branson
Age: 62
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Known For: Founding the Virgin Group of more than 400 companies including Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic Airways, his environmental work, a wicked and self-deprecating sense of humor, and generally using his $4 billion fortune for good and not evil

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Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 18 – ‘Mein Kampf’ Published and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

64 – A great fire begins that ultimately destroys most of Rome (More info)

1925 – Adolf Hitler publishes the first volume of his personal manifesto, ‘Mein Kampf’ (More info)

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Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media
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Laws Won’t Prevent Against Risky Swimming Behavior, Says Professor

The summer heat hasn’t let up, but the rate of fatal drowning has significantly fallen off from early in the season when lifeguards weren’t on duty.

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Priest Arrested in Brick on Criminal Sexual Contact Charges

 

A Brick Township Priest is arrested for allegedly having criminal sexual contact with a mother and her teen child  from his parish.

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Swastika carved into the back of an air conditioning unit in Lakewood (TheLakewoodScoop)
Swastika carved into the back of an air conditioning unit in Lakewood (TheLakewoodScoop)
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Swastika Found On Lakewood Air Conditioner

Another incident of a swastika in Lakewood.

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Ocean gold store robbery suspects (Ocean Township Police)
Ocean gold store robbery suspects (Ocean Township Police)
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Police Seek Monmouth Gold Store Robbers

Monmouth County authorities need your help in finding two men who held up the NJ Gold Buyers store in Ocean Township over the weekend. 

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Jason Merritt / Ian Gavan, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for July 17 – Phyllis Diller, David Hasselhoff and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Phyllis Diller
Age: 95
Occupation: Comedienne
Known For: Her cackling laugh and stage persona of an eccentrically dressed housewife who makes self-deprecating jokes about herself, her terrible cooking and a husband named “Fang,” and paving the way for other female comics such as Roseanne Barr and Joan Rivers

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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This Day in History for July 17 – Disneyland Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1762 – Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III (More info)

1898 – Spain surrenders to the United States at Santiago, Cuba, ending the Spanish-American War (More info)

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Warrior Challenge 2012 Features Fitness Contest, Military Demo on the Beach

The 2012 Warrior Challenge took place on the beach in Avon-by-the-Sea on Saturday, June 14.

The event featured a four-part fitness competition that mirrors the tests given to military special forces members.

Nearly 200 participants took part in the grueling physical challenge. T

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This Day in History for July 16 – Apollo 11 Launches and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1790 – The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States (More info)

1969 – The first manned space mission to land on the Moon, Apollo 11, launches (More info)

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Alexandra Beier / Bryan Bedder, Getty Images
Alexandra Beier / Bryan Bedder, Getty Images
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Celebrity Birthdays for July 16 – Michael Flatley, Will Ferrell and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Michael Flatley
Age: 54
Occupation: Dancer, Choreographer and Pop Culture Punchline
Known For: The popular but much-parodied Irish dance shows ‘Riverdance’ and ‘Lord of the Dance,’ having his legs insured for $40 million, and just generally thinking he’s pretty darned special

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Illustreation of the completed American Dream megamall in the Meadowlands (Triple Five)
Illustreation of the completed American Dream megamall in the Meadowlands (Triple Five)
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DreamWorks Plans Meadowlands Theme Park

Dreamworks, the Hollywood studio that created Shrek the green ogre and the wisecracking zoo animals of “Madagascar” has announced plans for an indoor theme park as part of the American Dream megamall in the  Meadowlands.

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