January 18 in History – What happened on 18 January in Past

18 January - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, January 18 is the day number 18 in a given year. January 18 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

January 18 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1126Emperor Huizong of the Song Dynasty of China abdicated the throne in favour of his son Qinling.
1535Conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Ciudad de los Reyes,present-day Lima, Peru, as the capital of the lands he conquered for the Spanish Crown.
1689The French writer and philosopher Charl de Montescio was born.
1778English explorer James Cook became the first known European to reach the Sandwich Islands, now known as the Hawaiian Islands.
1778James Cook became the first European to discover the \ Hawaiian Archipelago \. He named it \ 'sandwich Island \.
1778Captain James Cook arrived on the Sandwich Islands.
1788The armed tender HMS Supply, the first ship of the First Fleet, arrived at Botany Bay, Australia.
1852Friedrich Löffer, a German biologist and researcher, was born. With the help of one of his companions, he found out the cause of the disease called diphtheria.
1866Wesley College, the largest school in Australia by enrolment, was established in Melbourne.
1866Wesley College was established in Melbourne.
1871A number of independent German states unified into the German Empire, with Prussian King Wilhelm I being proclaimed as its first Emperor.
1884Welsh physician William Price was arrested for attempting to cremate his deceased infant son; he was acquitted in the subsequent trial, which led to the legalisation of cremation in the United Kingdom.
1886The Hockey Association was formed in England.
1896For the first time the X ray machine was brought to the world.
1915Japanese Prime Minister Okuma Shigenobu issued the Twenty-One Demands to China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
1919World War I: The Paris Peace Conference opened in Versailles, France, to set the peace terms for the Central Powers.
1942Eminent boxer Muhammad Ali was born.
1943World War II: As part of Operation Iskra, the Soviet Red Army broke the Siege of Leningrad, opening a narrow land corridor to the city.
1951A lie-catching machine was first used in the Netherlands.
1955The famous Urdu writer and poet Sadat Hasan Manto died.
1958African Canadian Willie O'Ree of the Boston Bruins played his first game in the National Hockey League, breaking the colour barrier in professional ice hockey.
1964Plans to build the World Trade Center in New York City were announced.
1967Jeremy Thorpe became leader of Britain's Liberal Party.
1977The mysterious Legionnaires' disease was found to be caused bya previously unknown bacterium now known as Legionella.
1983Thirty years after his death, the International OlympicCommittee restored gold medals to American athlete Jim Thorpe, who hadhad them stripped for playing semi-professional baseball before the 1912Summer Olympics.
1990In a sting operation conducted by the FBI, Mayor of Washington, D.C., Marion Barry was arrested for possession of crack cocaine.
1995The domain of Yahoo.com was created.
1997India's first electric car Reva was launched in Bengaluru.
199855th Golden Globe Awards celebrated in 1998.
1999Nobel Laureate Prof. Amarmeya Sen was nominated for Bharat Ratna.
2003Famous Hindi poet and writer Harivansh Rai Bachchan died.
2005The world's largest commercial jet, the Airbus A380, was unveiled in France.
2006In the United States, the Supreme Court was stamped on willful death.
2007Julie Winfred Bertrand, the world's oldest woman, died in Canada.
2008George Cloone was made the peacekeeper of the United Nations.
2010China begins text message surveillance by blocking customers from the country's two largest operators and or lewd messages.
2011US Federal Communications Commission approved a$28 billion merger between comcast and NBC Universal.
2011Joe Lieberman an independent U.S. senator announces that he will not seek re-election in 2012 from Connecticut.
2012Francesco Settings captain of sunken cruise admits the navigational errors that caused by Costa Concordia to capsize
2012An amateur astronomer discovers a new Neptune sized explained in Peterborough, England.
2013Battle of Mogadishu for the first time US announces that it will be officially recognized as open diplomatic relation with the new government of Somalia.
2013For the first time laser communication is achieved by NASA. Scientist successfully beam a picture of Leonardo Da Vinci's ‘Mona Lisa' to the lunar Reconnaissance Obiter by a spacecraft or biting the moon.
2014Lewis Clarke of Bristol has a cheered a new world record in the united state and become the youngest 16 year old person to trek the North Pole.
2014US jobless initial claims remained unchanged at 32600 following 325000 from previous week.



Famous Birthdays of January 18:

YearName / Profession / Country
1967Iván Zamorano / Footballer / Chile
1892Bill Meanix / Hurdler / United States of America
1984Makoto Hasebe / Footballer / Japan
1954Ted DiBiase / Wrestler / United States of America
1985Minissha Lamba / Actress / India
1972Kjersti Plätzer / Race Walker / Norway
1940Pedro Rodriguez / Racing Car Driver / Mexico
1982Joanna Newsom / Writer / United States of America
1913Giannis Papaioannou / Composer / Greece
1988Ronnie Day / Writer / United States of America
1984Ioannis Drymonakos / Swimmer / Greece
1689Montesquieu / Philosopher / France
1973Anthony Koutoufides / Footballer / Australia
1933David Bellamy / Author / United Kingdom
1915Santiago Carrillo / Politician / Spain
1904Cary Grant / Actor / United States of America
1971Christian Fittipaldi / Racing Car Driver / Brazil
1917Wang Yung-ching / Business Man / United States of America
1991Britt McKillip / Singer / Canada
1984Viktoria Shklover / Figure Skater / Estonia
1933Jagdish Sharan Verma / Judge / India
1957Nafisa Ali / Actress / India
1970Peter Van Petegem / Cyclist / Belgium
1943Charlie Wilson / Politician / United States of America
1932Robert Anton Wilson / Author / United States of America
1938Werner Olk / Footballer / Germany
1990Nacho / Footballer / Spain
1973Benjamin Jealous / Business Man / United States of America
1543Alfonso Ferrabosco the elder / Composer / United Kingdom
1985Hyun Woo / Actor / South Korea

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