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What Happened on January 18th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 An oil pipeline explosion near Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico, kills 137 people.
2018 A bus catches fire on the Samara–Shymkent road in Yrgyz District, Aktobe, Kazakhstan.[8] The fire kills 52 passengers, with three passengers and two drivers escaping.[9][10]
2008 The Euphronios Krater is unveiled in Rome after being returned to Italy by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
2007 The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people and Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Cyclone Kyrill causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe.
2005 The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France
2003 A bushfire kills four people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
2002 The Sierra Leone Civil War is declared over.
1993 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 US states.
1990 Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
1988 China Southwest Airlines Flight 4146 crashes near Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, killing all 98 passengers and 10 crew members.
1983 The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals to his family.
1981 Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachute off a Houston skyscraper, becoming the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs).
1978 The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom's government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.
1977 Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.
1977 Australia's worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney, killing 83.
1977 SFR Yugoslavia's Prime minister, Džemal Bijedić, his wife and six others are killed in a plane crash in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1976 Lebanese Christian militias kill at least 1,000 in Karantina, Beirut.
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.
1972 Members of the Mukti Bahini lay down their arms to the government of the newly independent Bangladesh, a month after winning the war against the occupying Pakistan Army.
1969 United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay killing all 32 passengers and six crew members.
1967 Albert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler", is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
1960 Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes into a farm in Charles City County, Virginia, killing all 50 aboard, the third fatal Capital Airlines crash in as many years.
1958 Willie O'Ree, the first Black Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins.
1945 World War II: Liberation of Kraków, Poland by the Red Army.
1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
1941 World War II: British troops launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.
1919 World War I: The Paris Peace Conference opens in Versailles, France.
1919 Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
1915 Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
1913 First Balkan War: A Greek flotilla defeats the Ottoman Navy in the Naval Battle of Lemnos, securing the islands of the Northern Aegean Sea for Greece.
1911 Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania anchored in San Francisco Bay, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.
1896 An X-ray generating machine is exhibited for the first time by H. L. Smith.
1886 Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
1871 Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed Kaiser Wilhelm in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles (France) towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. Wilhelm already had the title of German Emperor since the constitution of 1 January 1871, but he had hesitated to accept the title.
1866 Wesley College is established in Melbourne, Australia.
1806 Jan Willem Janssens surrenders the Dutch Cape Colony to the British.
1788 The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from Great Britain to Australia arrive at Botany Bay.
1778 James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands".
1701 Frederick I crowns himself King of Prussia in Königsberg.
1670 Henry Morgan captures Panama.
1586 The magnitude 7.9 Tenshō earthquake strikes Honshu, Japan, killing 8,000 people and triggering a tsunami.
1562 Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.
1486 King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, uniting the House of Lancaster and the House of York.
1126 Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
532 Nika riots in Constantinople fail.
474 Seven-year-old Leo II succeeds his maternal grandfather Leo I as Byzantine emperor.
Famous People Born on January 18

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Year Name
1953 Peter Moon, Australian comedian and actor
1982 Mary Jepkosgei Keitany, Kenyan runner
1910 Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist and academic (d. 1993)
1984 Seung-Hui Cho, South Korean student who perpetrated the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech (d. 2007)
1927 S. Balachander, Indian actor, singer, and veena player (d. 1990)
1853 Marthinus Nikolaas Ras, South African farmer, soldier, and gun-maker (d. 1900)
1856 Daniel Hale Williams, American surgeon and cardiologist (d. 1931)
1972 Mike Lieberthal, American baseball player
1980 Estelle, English singer-songwriter and producer
1969 Dave Bautista, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor
Famous People Deaths On January 18

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Date Name
2017 Peter Abrahams, South African-Jamaican writer (b. 1919)
1990 Melanie Appleby, English singer (b. 1966)
1952 Curly Howard, American actor (b. 1903)
1973 Irina Nikolaevna Levchenko, Russian tank commander (b. 1924)
1967 Goose Tatum, American basketball player and soldier (b. 1921)
1873 Edward Bulwer-Lytton, English author, poet, playwright, and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (b. 1803)
2008 Georgia Frontiere, American businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1927)
2022 Francisco Gento, Spanish football player (b. 1933)
1471 Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (b. 1419)
1253 King Henry I of Cyprus (b. 1217)