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January 18th, 2007 (January 18 2007)EventThe strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe. Other losses include the Container Ship MSC Napoli destroyed by the storm off the coast of Devon, England. Devo Quotes
January 18th, 2003 (January 18 2003)EventA bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
January 18th, 2002 (January 18 2002)EventSierra Leone Civil War was finally declared over.
January 18th, 2000 (January 18 2000)EventThe Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.
January 18th, 1998 (January 18 1998)EventLewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair story on his website The Drudge Report.Bill Clinton Quotes
January 18th, 1997 (January 18 1997)EventIn north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.
January 18th, 1997 (January 18 1997)EventBoerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
January 18th, 1994 (January 18 1994)EventThe 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 18th, 1993 (January 18 1993)EventFor the first time, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed in all 50 states.Martin Luther Quotes
January 18th, 1991 (January 18 1991)EventEastern Air Lines goes out of business after 62 years, citing financial problems.
January 18th, 1990 (January 18 1990)EventWashington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.Marion Barry Quotes
January 18th, 1983 (January 18 1983)EventThe International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe s Olympic medals to his family.
January 18th, 1978 (January 18 1978)EventThe European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.
January 18th, 1977 (January 18 1977)EventScientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires disease.
January 18th, 1977 (January 18 1977)EventAustralia s worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
January 18th, 1974 (January 18 1974)EventA Disengagement of Forces agreement is signed between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War.
January 18th, 1969 (January 18 1969)EventUnited Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay resulting in the loss of all 32 passengers and six crew members.
January 18th, 1967 (January 18 1967)EventAlbert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler," is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life in prison.
January 18th, 1958 (January 18 1958)EventWillie O Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut.
January 18th, 1955 (January 18 1955)EventBattle of Yijiangshan occurred.
January 18th, 1945 (January 18 1945)EventLiberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.
January 18th, 1944 (January 18 1944)EventThe Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.Louis Armstrong Quotes
January 18th, 1944 (January 18 1944)EventSoviet forces liberate Leningrad, effectively ending a three year Nazi siege, known as the Siege of Leningrad.
January 18th, 1943 (January 18 1943)EventWarsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
January 18th, 1919 (January 18 1919)EventWorld War I: The Paris Peace Conference opens in Versailles, France.
January 18th, 1919 (January 18 1919)EventIgnacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
January 18th, 1919 (January 18 1919)EventBentley Motors Limited is founded.
January 18th, 1916 (January 18 1916)EventA 611 gram chondrite type meteorite stikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
January 18th, 1915 (January 18 1915)EventJapan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
January 18th, 1913 (January 18 1913)EventA 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 18th, 1911 (January 18 1911)EventEugene 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 18th, 1903 (January 18 1903)EventPresident Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States.Theodore Roosevelt Quotes
January 18th, 1896 (January 18 1896)EventThe X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
January 18th, 1886 (January 18 1886)EventModern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
January 18th, 1884 (January 18 1884)EventDr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Jesus Christ Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom.William King Quotes
January 18th, 1871 (January 18 1871)EventWilhelm 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 was known as The Second Reich to the Germans.Wilhelm Reich Quotes
January 18th, 1861 (January 18 1861)EventAmerican Civil WarGeorgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in seceding from the United States.
January 18th, 1788 (January 18 1788)EventThe first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay.
January 18th, 1778 (January 18 1778)EventJames Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands".
January 18th, 1777 (January 18 1777)EventRepresentatives of the New Hampshire Grants declare the independence of the Vermont Republic from Britain.
January 18th, 1701 (January 18 1701)EventFrederick I becomes King of Prussia.
January 18th, 1670 (January 18 1670)EventHenry Morgan captures Panama.
January 18th, 1562 (January 18 1562)EventPope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.
January 18th, 1535 (January 18 1535)EventSpanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, the capital of Peru.
January 18th, 1520 (January 18 1520)EventKing Christian II of Denmark and Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Asunden.
January 18th, 1486 (January 18 1486)EventKing Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV.
January 18th, 1126 (January 18 1126)EventEmperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
January 18th, 0532 (January 18 0532)EventNika riots in Constantinople fail.
January 18th, 0474 (January 18 0474)EventLeo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor.
January 18th, 0350 (January 18 0350)EventGenerallus Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor.

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