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On this day: July 18

Published: Jul 17 2012 06:56:46 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 18 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

A Nobel Peace Prize winner and astronaut are born, a gymnast reaches Olympic perfection, and an epic superhero hits summer theaters, all on this day.

OTD July 18 - King Edward I
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1290: King Edward I of England issues the Edict of Expulsion, banishing all Jews (numbering about 16,000) from England. Lasting for the rest of the Middle Ages, it would be more than 350 years until it was formally overturned in 1656.

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