Nelson Mandela

This Day in History: July 18

This Day in History: July 18

In 1944, members of the 29th Division entered the recently fallen St. Lo, France. St. Lo had just lost a bloody eight-day battle with Germany, and much of the town was reduced to debris. The 29th Division was the only National Guard division represented at the D-Day landings and was made up of individuals from Maryland and Virginia. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

1918: Nelson Mandela, the South African nationalist who ascended to his nation’s presidency after the end of apartheid, was born in Umtata, South Africa.

1932: The United States and Canada signed a treaty to develop the St. Lawrence...