On this day:

1501: Portuguese explorer Pedro Cabral arrives back in Lisbon after successfully discovering Brazil and returning from India

1799: The Rosetta Stone, an ancient Egyptian rock inscribed with a decree by King Ptolemy V, is found

1955: Mainau Declaration is signed by 18 Nobel laureates against the use of nuclear weapons

2002: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is elected 11th President of India (results announced 18th July)

Born on this day:

1606: Rembrandt, Dutch painter

Gone on this day:

1904: Anton Chekhov, Russian physician, author

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