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

  • 474
    Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor.
  • 1562
    Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.
  • 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.
  • 1915
    Japan issues the “Twenty-One Demands” to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
  • 1944
    The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
  • 1945
    Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.
  • 1977
    Australia’s worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
  • 1978
    The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.
  • 2005
    The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France
  • 2009
    Gaza War: Hamas announces they will accept Israeli Defense Forces’s offer of a ceasefire, ending the assault.

Who were born on January 18?

  • 1688
    Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)
  • 1813
    Joseph Glidden, American farmer who patented barbed wire (d. 1906)
  • 1880
    Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian physicist (d. 1933)
  • 1886
    Clara Nordström, German writer and translator (d. 1962)
  • 1935
    Jon Stallworthy, English poet
  • 1952
    Michael Behe, American advocate of Intelligent Design
  • 1964
    Brady Anderson, American baseball player
  • 1964
    Enrico Lo Verso, Italian actor
  • 1967
    Kim Perrot, American basketball player (d. 1999)
  • 1976
    Subhrajit Mitra, Indian filmmaker

Who died on January 18?

  • 1425
    Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (b. 1391)
  • 1862
    John Tyler, 10th President of the United States (b. 1790)
  • 1892
    Anton Anderledy, Swiss religious figure (b. 1819)
  • 1936
    Rudyard Kipling, British writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1865)
  • 1952
    Curly Howard, American actor and comedian (b. 1903)
  • 1969
    Hans Freyer, German sociologist (b. 1887)
  • 1971
    Virgil Finlay, American horror illustrator (b. 1914)
  • 2007
    Brent Liles, American musician (Agent Orange/Social Distortion) (b. 1963)
  • 2009
    Nora Kovach, Hungarian-born American ballerina (b. 1931)
  • 2009
    Tony Hart, British artist and TV presenter (b. 1925)

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