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Calendar for January 18th, 2014

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.

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

Born 1782: Daniel Webster (statesman)

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

Born 1867: Ruben Dario (poet)

Born 1882: A. A. Milne (author)

Born 1892: Oliver Hardy (comedian)

Born 1904: Cary Grant (actor)

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

1926: NY Daily Mirror columnist Walter Winchell debuted on radio

Died 1936: Rudyard Kipling (author)

Born 1938: Curt Flood (baseball player)

Born 1941: Bobby Goldsboro (singer)

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

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

1967: Yellowknife became capital of the Northwest Territories

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

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

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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