18 JANUARY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Prophet Muhammad (trad), AD 570
  • Francesco Caracciolo, duca de Brienza, 1752
  • Peter Mark Roget, 1779
  • Daniel Webster, 1782
  • Edouard de Laboulaye, 1811
  • Paul Leautaud, 1872
  • Sir Thomas Sopwith, 1888
  • Oliver Hardy, 1892
  • A.A. Milne, 1892
  • Cary Grant, 1904
  • Jacob Bronowski, 1908
  • Danny Kaye, 1913
  • Ray Dolby, 1933
  • John Boorman, 1933
  • Kevin Costner, 1955
  • Mark Rylance, 1960

Died On This Day:

  • John Tyler, 1862
  • Wallace Reid, 1923
  • Rudyard Kipling, 1936
  • Ferdinand Porsche, 1951
  • Sydney Greenstreet, 1954
  • Hugh Gaitskell, 1963
  • Cecil Beaton, 1980
  • Bruce Chatwin, 1989
  • Rusty Hamer suicide, 1990
  • Sargent Shriver, 2011

Today's Events:

  • 1486 - The first recorded fireworks in England exploded today at Henry VII's wedding.
  • 1486 - King Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV, and future mother of Henry VIII.
  • 1733 - The first bear brought to the U.S. is exhibited in Boston.
  • 1778 - Hawaii discovered by Captain Cook on his third and final world voyage; calls them Sandwich Islands.
  • 1871 - German Empire proclaimed by Bismarck at Versailles; single Reich unites north & south.
  • 1911 - First landing of an airplane onto a ship; Eugene Ely lands on U.S.S. Pennsylvania in S.F. harbor.
  • 1912 - Captain Scott reaches South Pole; finds that Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen already been there.
  • 1943 - Siege of Leningrad raised.
  • 1945 - Nazi SS orders Auschwitz to be evacuated and 56,000 prisoners march westward in freezing weather.
  • 1950 - Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed" premieres at St. James's Theatre, London.
  • 1951 - Volcano eruption in New Guinea; 3,000 die.
  • 1974 - Israel & Egypt sign peace agreements after Israel wins Yom Kippur War.
  • 1995 - France announces discovery of 30,000 year old cave paintings including panther, hyena and owls.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Margaret of Hungary
  • Prisca

Holiday:

  • Hindu Day of the Sun
  • Saint Athanasius Day celebrated in Greece

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • YÜAN TAN. Chinese New Year's Day. Based on lunar calendar - starts sunset on day of 2nd New Moon.
  • CHINESE LANTERN FESTIVAL 15th day of first month of lunar calendar marks end of Chinese New Year.
  • TU BI-SHEBAT (Judaism) New Year for Trees, celebrated on 15th of lunar month Shebat.
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY 3rd Monday in January
  • ADULTS DAY in Japan - second Monday in January - 'Seijin no hi'
  • SNOW FESTIVAL - Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • GANESHA CHATURTHI, Hindu Festival of the Elephant God
  • VASANT PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of Spring and of Saraswati, Goddess of Learning (end of January)
  • PONGAL AND MAKARA SANKRANTI, mid-January, Harvest festival celebrated in Southern India and Singapore
  • LAILAT AL MIRAJ Muslim Festival celebrating ascent of Muhammad into Heaven
  • JAPANESE NEW YEAR - 3 day festival
  • LOHRI, the Hindu Bonfire Festival, celebrated early January

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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