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On this day: July 18

POSTED: 03:56 PM PDT Jul 17, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 17, 2013 

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 - Bill Wright
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1959: Bill Wright becomes the first black golfer to win a championship conducted by the United States Golf Association with his victory at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at the Wellshire Golf Course in Denver.

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