Sunday, January 18, 2015

18th January date

18th January in History:
1778 – James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands".
1886 – Modern hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
1896 – An X-ray generating machine is exhibited for the first time by H.L. Smith.
1903 – President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States
1919 – Bentley Motors Limited is founded.
1997 – Børge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
2005 – The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France
2007 – The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people and Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe.

Birthdays you share with:
1927 – Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player, actor, and singer (d. 1990)
1945 – Balagangadharanatha Swamiji, Indian religious leader (d. 2013)
1954 – Jagdish Mali, Indian photographer (d. 2013)
1972 – Vinod Kambli, Indian cricketer
1985 – Minissha Lamba, Indian actress and model
1999 – Karan Brar, American actor

Festivals and celebrations:
Confession of Peter (Eastern Orthodox, Anglican and Lutheran Churches)
Revolution Day (Tunisia)
Royal Thai Armed Forces Day (Thailand)
The beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Christianity)
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