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    • January 18, 0350 "General Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans, proclaims himself Emperor."

    • January 18, 0474 Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor

    • January 18, 0532 "Nika uprising at Constantinople fails, 30-40,000 die"

    • January 18, 1126 Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne to his son Emperor Qinzong

    • January 18, 1307 German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia

    • January 18, 1478 Grand Duke Ivan II of Moscow occupies Novgorod

    • January 18, 1486 "King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV"

    • January 18, 1520 Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Asunde

    • January 18, 1520 King Christian II of Denmark and Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake sunden.

    • January 18, 1535 Francisco Pizarro founds Lima Peru

    • January 18, 1535 "Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, the capital of Peru."

    • January 18, 1535 "The city of Lima, capital of present-day Peru, is founded by Spanish conquistadors on the central Pacific coast of South America."

    • January 18, 1562 Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.

    • January 18, 1644 Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's first UFO sighting

    • January 18, 1650 French Prince Louis II of Cond‚ captured

    • January 18, 1670 Henry Morgan captures Panama.

    • January 18, 1671 "Pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panam "

    • January 18, 1691 English king Willem III travels to The Hague

    • January 18, 1701 Frederick I becomes King of Prussia.

    • January 18, 1701 Frederik I/Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia

    • January 18, 1733 The first polar bear exhibited in America (Boston)

    • January 18, 1777 San Jose CA founded

    • January 18, 1778 Captain James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)

    • January 18, 1778 "HMS Supply, first ship of Britain's ""First Fleet"" to Australia, reaches Botany Bay (Sydney)."

    • January 18, 1778 "James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the ""Sandwich Islands."""

    • January 18, 1795 French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance

    • January 18, 1795 Governor/Viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England

    • January 18, 1817 San Martin leads a revolutionary army over Andes

    • January 18, 1840 "Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, first US electrical journal, appears"

    • January 18, 1850 "British blockade Pir‘us, Greece to enforce mercantile claims"

    • January 18, 1854 Filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW M‚xico

    • January 18, 1861 "American Civil War - Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in secession from the United States."

    • January 18, 1861 Georgia joins the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War.

    • January 18, 1862 Confederate Territory of Arizona is formed

    • January 18, 1865 Battle of Fort Moultrie SC

    • January 18, 1871 2nd German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I & Bismarck

    • January 18, 1871 "Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed the first German Emperor in the 'Hall of Mirrors' of the Palace of Versailles towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The empire, to the Germans, was known as The Second Reich"

    • January 18, 1871 William of Prussia was declared the first German emperor.

    • January 18, 1884 "Dr William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Jesus Christ Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the UK."

    • January 18, 1886 Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.

    • January 18, 1896 "The first demonstration of an x-ray machine in the US, New York City NY"

    • January 18, 1896 The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.

    • January 18, 1905 French government of Combes falls

    • January 18, 1907 Variety magazine publishes film reviews for the first time.

    • January 18, 1911 "Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbor, marking the first time an aircraft landed on a ship."

    • January 18, 1911 The first shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)

    • January 18, 1912 "British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arrives at the South Pole only to find that Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, had preceded them by just over a month."

    • January 18, 1912 "English explorer Robert F Scott & his expedition reach South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there before"

    • January 18, 1913 "A Greek flotilla defeats the Ottoman Navy in the Naval Battle of Lemnos during the First Balkan War, securing the islands of the Northern Aegean Sea for Greece."

    • January 18, 1913 Greek and Turkish naval forces battle off Tendos Isle.

    • January 18, 1913 Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy

    • January 18, 1915 "Japan issues the ""Twenty-One Demands"" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia."

    • January 18, 1915 "The Germans perform the first aerial bombing of Britain, from a pair of Zeppelin dirigibles during WWI."

    • January 18, 1915 "Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die"

    • January 18, 1915 "With the European powers preoccupied with World War I, Japan secretly presents China with Twenty-one Demands for privileges."

    • January 18, 1916 "A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite struck a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri."

    • January 18, 1918 World War I : Woodrow Wilson delivers his Fourteen Points speech in front of Congress.

    • January 18, 1919 Bentley Motors Limited is founded.

    • January 18, 1919 "World War I: The Paris Peace Conference opens in Versailles, France. Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland."

    • January 18, 1919 "WWI Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France"

    • January 18, 1922 Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy the Rotunda in Dublin

    • January 18, 1927 "Empress Charlotte, wife of Mexico's ill-fated Emperor Maximilian, dies."

    • January 18, 1929 """New York Daily Mirror"" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio"

    • January 18, 1929 Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo

    • January 18, 1930 "-27§F (-33§C), Watts OK (state record)"

    • January 18, 1933 "White Sands National Monument, NM established"

    • January 18, 1937 "Future billionaire Howard Hughes sets a record for transcontinental air flight, making the trip from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes."

    • January 18, 1939 "South African wicketkeeper Bradman gets his 6th straight ton, 135* vs New South Wales"

    • January 18, 1942 Nazi's arrest Frans Goedhart & Wiardi Beckman

    • January 18, 1943 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto begin resistance of Nazis

    • January 18, 1943 Moscow announced the 16-month Nazi siege of Leningrad was lifted.

    • January 18, 1943 Presliced bread sale banned to reduce bakery demand for metal parts

    • January 18, 1943 Soviets announce they broke the long Nazi siege of Leningrad

    • January 18, 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.

    • January 18, 1944 "Soviet forces liberate Leningrad, effectively ending a three year Nazi siege, known as the Siege of Leningrad."

    • January 18, 1944 The first Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts

    • January 18, 1945 "Approximately 800 prisoners remaining in the Lodz Ghetto are liberated by Soviet troops, after 74,600 have been deported to Auschwitz."

    • January 18, 1945 Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army

    • January 18, 1947 "Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400"

    • January 18, 1948 "Ted Mack's ""Original Amateur Hour"" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)"

    • January 18, 1949 """They Stand Accused"" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)"

    • January 18, 1949 South African Reverend Andries P Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer

    • January 18, 1951 "Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to ""hate campaign against German Democratic Republic"""

    • January 18, 1951 The first use of lie detector in Netherlands

    • January 18, 1954 Fanfani forms Italian government

    • January 18, 1955 Battle of Yijiangshan occurred.

    • January 18, 1957 "3 B-52's set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hours 19 minutes"

    • January 18, 1958 "The first black in the NHL (William O'Ree, Boston Bruins)"

    • January 18, 1958 "Willie O'Ree, the first African American National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut."

    • January 18, 1960 US & Japan sign joint defense treaty

    • January 18, 1961 Zanzibar's Afro-Shirazi party wins 1 seat by a single vote & parliament by a single seat

    • January 18, 1962 Southern University closed due to demonstrations

    • January 18, 1962 US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas

    • January 18, 1964 Beatles first appearance in Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)

    • January 18, 1964 Plans are revealed for the World Trade Center in New York City.

    • January 18, 1964 Plans for the World Trade Center announced (New York City NY)

    • January 18, 1965 H L de Vries appointed Dutch Governor of Suriname

    • January 18, 1966 Indira Gandhi is elected prime minister of India.

    • January 18, 1967 Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison

    • January 18, 1967 "Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada"

    • January 18, 1969 Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris

    • January 18, 1969 Soyuz 5 returns to Earth

    • January 18, 1973 "John Cleese's final episode on ""Monty Python's Flying Circus,"" on BBC"

    • January 18, 1974 """The $6 Million Man"" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV"

    • January 18, 1974 "A Disengagement of Forces agreement is signed between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War."

    • January 18, 1974 Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord

    • January 18, 1974 The Secretary officially named the Navy's fourth nuclear-powered carrier the Carl Vinson

    • January 18, 1975 """The Jeffersons"" spin-off from ""All in the Family"" premieres on CBS"

    • January 18, 1975 Number one hit on UK music charts - Status Quo - Down Down

    • January 18, 1977 "Australia's worst rail crash, at Granville, Sydney, kills 83 when train hits concrete bridge."

    • January 18, 1977 Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG

    • January 18, 1977 "On his last day as U.S. President, Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino, better known to U.S. troops as Tokyo Rose, from her acts of treason during WWII."

    • January 18, 1977 Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.

    • January 18, 1978 "Geoff Boycott captains England for the first time, vs Pakistan Karachi"

    • January 18, 1978 Roof of 3-year-old Civic Center in Hartford CT collapses (no injuries)

    • January 18, 1978 "The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture."

    • January 18, 1978 Thiokol conducts 2nd test firing of space shuttle's SRB

    • January 18, 1980 "Gold reaches $1,000 an ounce"

    • January 18, 1980 "Pink Floyd's ""The Wall"" hits #1"

    • January 18, 1980 "Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell & Ian Schrager sentenced to 3« years in prison for tax evasion & fined $20,000"

    • January 18, 1981 Iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets

    • January 18, 1981 Iran agrees in principle to the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.

    • January 18, 1981 Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity

    • January 18, 1982 "U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds: ""Diamond Crash"" kills four team members."

    • January 18, 1983 IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball

    • January 18, 1983 The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe Olympic medals to his family.

    • January 18, 1985 US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise

    • January 18, 1986 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth

    • January 18, 1986 "AIDS charity record ""That's What Friends are For,"" hits #1"

    • January 18, 1986 Fierce fighting in South Yemen's capital city of Aden interrupts evacuation of foreigners.

    • January 18, 1987 11th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Days of Our Live wins

    • January 18, 1988 "Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board"

    • January 18, 1989 Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)

    • January 18, 1989 Candace Thomas marries Steve Garvey

    • January 18, 1989 IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988

    • January 18, 1989 "Otis Redding, Dion, Rolling Stones, Temptations & Stevie Wonder inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame"

    • January 18, 1989 West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win the World Series Cup

    • January 18, 1990 "Arthur J. Goldberg, former Supreme Court justice, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is found dead in his Washington, D.C. apartment at age 81."

    • January 18, 1990 South Africa says its reconsidering ban on African National Congress

    • January 18, 1990 "Washington DC, Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug enforcement sting"

    • January 18, 1991 Eastern Air Lines shuts down after 62 years citing financial problems.

    • January 18, 1991 Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel

    • January 18, 1991 "Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 minutes"

    • January 18, 1991 "US acknowledges CIA and US Army paid Noriega $320,000 over his career"

    • January 18, 1992 49th Golden Globes

    • January 18, 1992 Actress Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) marries Dr Peter Hui

    • January 18, 1992 Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident

    • January 18, 1992 Nammy Le's birthday

    • January 18, 1993 "For the first time, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is officially observed in all 50 United States states."

    • January 18, 1993 "West Indies win the World Series Cup, beating Australia 2-0"

    • January 18, 1994 Iran-Contra independent counsel Lawrence Walsh issued his final report on the scandal. He blasted former President Bush for his Christmas Eve 1992 pardons of six Iran-Contra defendants.

    • January 18, 1994 "The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute."

    • January 18, 1995 "In southern France near Vallon-Pont-d'Arc cave paintings and engravings over 17,000 years old discovered."

    • January 18, 1995 Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka vs Kerala

    • January 18, 1995 Officials in Paris announced the discovery of a magnificent display of Paleolithic cave art in southern France.

    • January 18, 1996 Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson in NY

    • January 18, 1997 Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.

    • January 18, 1997 "In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other."

    • January 18, 1997 Norway's Boerge Ousland emerges on the Pacific edge of Antarctica to become the first person to cross the continent alone and unaided.

    • January 18, 1997 "Norwegian Borge Ousland completed a 1,675-mile trek across Antarctica, the first time anyone transversed the continent alone."

    • January 18, 1998 Lewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the Bill Clinton - Monica Lewinsky affair story on his website The Drudge Report.

    • January 18, 2000 The strange Tagish Lake meteorite impacted the Earth.

    • January 18, 2001 Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson admitted he had fathered a daughter born out of wedlock in 1999 to an employee of his Rainbow/PUSH coalition.

    • January 18, 2001 The British digital television channel e4 (TV) was launched.

    • January 18, 2002 "A Canadian Pacific Railway train carrying anhydrous ammonia derails outside of Minot, North Dakota, killing one man and calling into question the maintenance of CP track and the policy of voice-tracking used by Clear Channel Communications."

    • January 18, 2002 "In another anti-terrorist step ordered by Congress, U.S. airlines began inspecting every piece of luggage checked by passengers."

    • January 18, 2002 Sierra Leone Civil War is finally declared over.

    • January 18, 2003 "A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia."

    • January 18, 2003 Protesters nationwide demonstrated in opposition to possible war in Iraq.

    • January 18, 2004 At least 23 people were reported killed when a powerful car bomb exploded in Baghdad. No Americans were listed among the dead.

    • January 18, 2005 "A U.N. World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan begins."

    • January 18, 2007 "The strongest storm in the UK for 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, caused at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe. Other losses include the Container Ship MSC Napoli destroyed by the storm of the coast of Devon, England."

    • January 18, 2008 "Important Islamic date - Aashura: January 18, 2008"







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