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Calendar for January 18th, 2014

1560s

  • 1562: The play entitled Gorboduc, written by Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville, was presented before Queen Elizabeth I. It was the first real English tragedy.

  • 1640s

  • 1644: John Winthrop documented the first known unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings in North America

  • 1644: Two lights formed a manlike shape and arose out of the water in Boston

  • 1780s

  • Born 1782: Daniel Webster (statesman)

  • 1860s

  • Died 1862: John Tyler (10th U.S. president)

  • Born 1867: Ruben Dario (poet)

  • 1880s

  • Born 1882: A. A. Milne (author)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1892: Oliver Hardy (comedian)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1904: Cary Grant (actor)

  • 1910s

  • 1911: Eugene Ely proved that planes could land safely on ships

  • Born 1913: Danny Kaye (actor)

  • 1919: The first session of the Paris Peace Conference to end WWI was held

  • 1920s

  • 1926: NY Daily Mirror columnist Walter Winchell debuted on radio

  • 1930s

  • Died 1936: Rudyard Kipling (author)

  • Born 1938: Curt Flood (baseball player)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1941: Bobby Goldsboro (singer)

  • 1950s

  • Died 1952: Curly Howard (actor, best known as one of The Three Stooges)

  • Born 1955: Kevin Costner (actor)

  • 1957: First around-the-world, nonstop flight by jet concluded

  • 1960s

  • 1966: The Dow Jones industrial stock average first passed the 1,000 mark

  • 1967: Yellowknife became capital of the Northwest Territories

  • 1970s

  • 1977: The cause of Legionnaires' disease (Legionellosis) identified as bacteria

  • 1990s

  • 1996: 211-pound striped marlin caught near Red Hill, Hawaii

  • 2010s

  • Died 2010: Robert B. Parker (author of mysteries; Mr. Parker died at his writing desk, working on a book)

  • 2010: A half pound meteorite crashed through the office of Dr. Frank Ciampi, Lorton, Virginia


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