What happend on 18.01 in history

2005
A U.N. World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan begins
2003
Canberra firestorm, kills 4 and destroys 491 homes
2002
A Canadian Pacific Railway train carrying anhydrous ammonia derails outside of Minot, North Dakota, killing one man and calling into question the maintenance of CP track and the policy of voice-tracking used by Clear Channel Communications.
1998
Lewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the Bill Clinton
1997
In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.
1997
Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
1995
In southern France near Vallon-Pont-d'Arc a network of caves are discovered that contain paintings and engravings that are 17,000 to 20,000 years old.
1993
For the first time, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is officially observed in all 50 United States states.
1991
Eastern Airlines shuts down after 62 years citing financial problems.
1990
Former preschool operators Raymond Buckey and his mother Peggy McMartin Buckey are acquitted in a Los Angeles, California court of 52 child molestation charges.
1990
Washington, DC, Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
1983
The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe Olympic medals to his family.
1978
The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom 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 "legionnaire's disease."
1977
Australia's worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
1975
The Jeffersons debuts on CBS.
1967
Albert DeSalvo, the "Boston Strangler," is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life in prison.
1964
Plans are revealed for the World Trade Center in New York City.
1964
The Beatles appear on the Billboard magazine charts for the first time.
1958
Willie O'Ree, the first African American National Hockey League player, make his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins.
1945
Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army
1944
The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City for the first time hosts a jazz concert; the performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
1943
World War II: Soviet officials announce they have broken the Wehrmacht's siege of Leningrad.
1943
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
1939
Louis Armstrong records Jeepers Creepers.
1919
World War I: The Paris Peace Conference opens in Versailles, France.
1919
Bentley Motors is founded.
1916
A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite struck a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
1915
Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to China in a bid to increase its power in east Asia.
1911
Eugene 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
1896
The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
1886
Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
1884
Dr William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Jesus Christ Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the UK.
1871
Wilhelm I of Germany becomes the first German Emperor.
1861
Georgia joins the Confederacy.
1778
James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands".
1701
Frederick I becomes King of Prussia.
1670
Henry Morgan captures Panama.
1535
Lima, Peru founded by Francisco Pizarro.
1520
King Christian II of Denmark and Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Asunde.
1486
King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV.
1479
Louis IX, the Rich, duke of Bayern (U of Ingolstadt), dies at 61.
1307
German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia.
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