Today is Thursday, January 18, 2018.
1779 Peter Roget(of Thesaurus fame) invented slide rule, pocket chess
1782 Daniel Webster, early American orator and politician.
1813 Joseph Farwell Glidden, invented 1st useable barbed wire
1854 Thomas A. Watson, needed by Bell.
1856 L. Bianchi --1928
1882 A.A. Milne
1892 Oliver Hardy, of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy.
1904 Cary Grant, actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)
1904 Cary Grant
1913 Danny Kaye
1941 Bobby Goldsboro
1955 Kevin Costner
1972 Jonathan Housemen Davis, Korn
National Clean Off Your Desk Day
1644 1st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed Pilgrims in Boston.
1778 Captain James Cook stumbles over the Hawaiian Islands.
1869 The elegant California Theatre opens in San Francisco.
1911 1st shipboard landing of a plane (from Tanforan Park to the USS Pennsylvania).
1919 Versailles Peace Conference, ending World War I
1956 Tunisian Revolution Day (National Day)
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