Top Trending Stories for July 18

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Updated: 7/18 9:07 am
Watch the video to see your top three trending stories of the day on social media for July 18.

Number 1: Legendary stage and screen actress Elaine Stritch has died at the age of 89.
Stritch began studying acting at 17 and made her Broadway debut in the comedy "Loco" in 1946 but she is best known for her autobiographical one-woman show, "Elaine Stritch at Liberty."
Broadway marquees will be dimmed for one minute tonight in memory of the actress.

Number 2: Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady tried his hand in baseball for a short time, but retired this week.
Playing in the Atlantic League All-Star game this week, McGrady pitched his first career strikeout inning, a goal of his, and quit right afterwards to end on a high note..

Number 3: Nelson Mandela would have celebrated his 96th birthday today, and in honor of the former South African president and Nobel Peace Price recipient, today has been deemed Nelson Mandela International Day, a day of service. 
The day was approved by the UN General Assembly in 2009, to inspire others to carry on his efforts and to take responsibility in making the world a better place, "one small step at a time."
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