July 18, 1926: The Bahamas-Florida hurricane makes landfall at Miami Beach after causing substantial destruction in the Bahamas. The storm crosses the Everglades, enters the Gulf of Mexico, and makes a third landfall, destroying much of the Pensacola waterfront. The Red Cross reports a total of 373 deaths, but hundreds are missing after the storm.
July 18, 1988: An international conference of scientists meeting in Toronto issues a warning that climate change is inevitable, and remedies are needed immediately.
July 18, 2010: After nearly three months of unchecked oil flow from the Deepwater Horizon site, BP announces that it has capped the blown-out well.
July 18, 2011: After making a name for himself by denying the existence of climate change, Lord Christopher Monckton is himself denied: The House of Lords sends Monckton an unprecedented “cease and desist” letter, asking him to stop claiming to be a member of the UK’s Upper House.
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