What happened this day in history January 18

What are the important events that happened on January 18? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 18: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 18 is the 18th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 348 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 5, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 438,696 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘octadecagon’ day.

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Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 7 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,584 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 18 Historical Events

  • 350
    Generallus Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor.
  • 1670
    Henry Morgan captures Panama.
  • 1871
    Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed the first German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles ( France ) towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The empire is known as the Second Reich to Germans.
  • 1884
    Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Jesus Christ Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom.
  • 1886
    Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
  • 1896
    The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
  • 1967
    Albert DeSalvo, the “Boston Strangler”, is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • 1983
    The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe’s Olympic medals to his family.
  • 1997
    Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
  • 1997
    In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.

Who were born on January 18?

  • 1892
    Oliver Hardy, American comedian and actor (d. 1957)
  • 1945
    José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
  • 1966
    Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player
  • 1976
    Laurence Courtois, Belgian tennis player
  • 1978
    Thor Hushovd, Norwegian cyclist
  • 1979
    Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player
  • 1983
    Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress
  • 1984
    Kristy Lee Cook, American singer
  • 1984
    Makoto Hasebe, Japanese footballer
  • 1985
    Riccardo Montolivo, Italian footballer

Who died on January 18?

  • 1873
    Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English author (b. 1803)
  • 1896
    Charles Floquet, French statesman (b. 1828)
  • 1978
    Hasan Askari, Pakistani philosopher and writer (b. 1919)
  • 1978
    Walter H. Thompson, English Scotland Yard detective (b. 1890)
  • 1995
    Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (b. 1937)
  • 1996
    Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Indian actor and politician (b. 1923)
  • 2001
    Al Waxman, Canadian actor (b. 1935)
  • 2005
    Lamont Bentley, American actor (b. 1973)
  • 2009
    Grigore Vieru, Romanian poet (b. 1935)
  • 2009
    Tony Hart, British artist and TV presenter (b. 1925)

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