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On This Day: January 18th

This is 18th day of the year and 347 days remain in the year.

in history
1733
The first polar bear was exhibited in America, in Boston.
1778
Captain James Cook became the first European to visit the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).
1782
Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire.
1788

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

1912
The ill-fated Scott expedition reached the South Pole, only to discover Amundsen had been there first.
1943
The Nazi siege of Leningrad was broken.
1993
All 50 states joined in the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
January 18 BirthdaysDaniel Webster

1782–1852, American Statesman.


Danny Kayeactor, singer, comedian
Kevin Costneractor, filmmaker
Elke Clijsterstennis player
Cary Grantactor
Peter Rogetlexicographer
Joseph Gliddeninventor
A.A. Milneauthor
Montesquieujurist and political philosopher
Oliver Hardyactor



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