Today in History: July 18th

1997: Russell MacLellan is sworn in as Premier of Nova Scotia.

1940:  Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who first took office in 1933, is nominated for an unprecedented third term at the Democratic Party convention in Chicago. Roosevelt would eventually be elected to a record four terms in office, the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms.

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64: The great fire of Rome breaks out and destroys much of the city. The fire began in the slums and spread quickly because of high winds. During the chaos of the fire, there were reports of heavy looting. The fire ended up raging out of control for nearly three days. Hundreds of people died thousands were left homeless.

Today in History: July 18th is courtesy of: Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc.

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