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This was 18th day of the year and 347 days remained in the year.

January 18 Birthdays

Daniel Webster
1782–1852, American Statesman.

jurist and political philosopher (1689)

Peter Roget
lexicographer (1779)

Joseph Glidden
inventor (1813)

A.A. Milne
author (1882)

Oliver Hardy
actor (1892)

Cary Grant
actor (1904)

Danny Kaye
actor, singer, comedian (1913)

Kevin Costner
actor, filmmaker (1955)

Elke Clijsters
tennis player (1985)

January 18 in History


The first polar bear was exhibited in America, in Boston.


Captain James Cook became the first European to visit the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).


Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire.


The First Fleet, carrying convicts and sheep, arrived in Australia's Botany Bay.


The ill-fated Scott expedition reached the South Pole, only to discover Amundsen had been there first.


The Nazi siege of Leningrad was broken.


All 50 states joined in the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

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