July 18

Video images of the sunken ocean liner Titanic were released, 1986. A mini-submarine visited the wreckage.

Baseball star Jackie Robinson had a disagreement with opera star Paul Robeson, 1949, over whether African-Americans could or should look to Communism to improve their civil rights. Jackie Robinson believed that the Communists had nothing to offer and predicted that most black Americans would agree.

American troops captured St. Lo, France, a crossroads town near the D-Day landing sites, 1944. British and Canadian troops had seized Caen to the north. The Nazis faced a substantial Allied force in France that they were unable to dislodge.

Britain cut off supplies to Chinese Nationalist troops, 1940, after making an agreement with Japan.

Ty Cobb made his four-thousandth hit, 1927. He was playing for the American League’s Philadelphia Athletics. His lifetime total was 4,191 hits for an average of .367.

The Boise Country Club's golf course (now Plantation Golf Course) opened, 1917.

Nathaniel Wyeth and his fellow trappers began building Fort Hall, 1834. The fort became an important stop on the Oregon Trail.

An expedition led by Spanish captain Juan Perez sailed up the Pacific Coast from Monterey, 1774. They reached 55 North Latitude before returning. On the way back, they reached what are now the Queen Charlotte Islands off the coast of British Columbia on this date.

Three Baptists were arrested at Lynn, Massachusetts, 1651, for promoting their faith. They were fined and set free.

The difference between a conviction and a prejudice is that you can explain a conviction without getting angry.

Some Christians make Sunday a day of rest twice over: first a little nap toward the end of the sermon and then a nice snooze after the visit to the all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant.

Psalms 25:8-10 (American Standard Version)

   Good and upright is Jehovah: Therefore will he instruct sinners in the way. 
   The meek will he guide in justice; And the meek will he teach his way. 
   All the paths of Jehovah are lovingkindness and truth to such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

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