18 July is the 199th day of a year (200th in leap years). There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year.
Behind the scenes
- 1817: Jane Austen, the muggle author who wrote Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Sense and Sensibility, dies. 
- 1948: James Faulkner, the actor who voiced Severus Snape in the video game adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, is born. 
- 2011: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is first broadcast.