Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Alleged racist treatment of Indian actress Shilpa Shetty on Celebrity Big Brother 2007 draws widespread attention. It has attracted a record 33,000 complaints, death threats and has resulted in cancellation of multi-million pound Big Brother sponsorships and participants' modelling contracts. Prime Minister Tony Blair's likely successor, Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown commented on the subject during his India visit and has been mentioned in the House of Commons. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6269953.stm?ls
Saturday, January 18, 2003
The Swiss yacht "Allinghi", captained by New Zealand skipper Russell Coutts, defeated "Oracle", a San Francisco, California-based yacht, to win the challenger final of the America's Cup. "Allinghi" will now face the New Zealand defender, yet to be determined.
Tuesday, January 18, 2000
Saturday, January 18, 1997
In northwest Rwanda
militia members kill 6 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers, and seriously wound another.
Saturday, January 18, 1992
The Party of the Alliance of Youth, Workers and Farmers of Angola is founded in Luanda, Angola.
A SCUD attack on Tel Aviv
injures 15 people.
Wednesday, January 18, 1984
Miike coal mine explosion at Ōmuta, Fukuoka, Japan
Wednesday, January 18, 1978
The European Court of Human Rights finds the British government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.
Saturday, January 18, 1975
In Hanoi, North Vietnam, the Politburo approves the final military offensive against South Vietnam.
Atomic Energy Commission divided between ERDA and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Thursday, January 18, 1973
Strikes in Poland
demand the resignation of Interior Minister Kazimierz Switala
. He resigns January 23 and is replaced by Franciszek Szlachcic.
Saturday, January 18, 1969
In Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian displays the art of Winslow Homer for 6 weeks.
After 147 years, the last issue of "The Saturday Evening Post" is published.
Saturday, January 18, 1964
Due to severe winter conditions the twelfth elfstedentocht
almost turns into a total disaster. Of the 9294 participants only 69 manage to finish, making this the heaviest elfstedentocht
Tuesday, January 18, 1955
January 20 ndash Battle of Yijiangshan Islands: The Chinese Communist People's Liberation Army seizes the islands from the Republic of China (Taiwan).
Thursday, January 18, 1951
Thursday, January 18, 1923
"Undated" ndash Hyperinflation
in Germany means that 17,000 marks
are now needed to buy an American dollar
- well over double the amount needed at the end of the previous year.
German zeppelins bomb the cities of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in the United Kingdom for the first time, killing more than 20.
Wednesday, January 18, 1911
Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS "Pennsylvania" stationed in San Francisco harbor, marking the first time an aircraft lands on a ship.
The Herero Rebellion in German South-West Africa begins.
Saturday, January 18, 1896
The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
Dr William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Iesu Grist (Jesus Christ) Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the U.K.
Wednesday, January 18, 1871
Thursday, January 18, 1866
The third Pacific expedition of Capt. James Cook, with ships HMS "Resolution" and HMS "Discovery", first view O'ahu then Kaua'i in the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands".
Tuesday, January 18, 1701
Tuesday, January 18, 1583
François, Duke of Anjou, attacks Antwerp
Friday, January 8, 1535 (Julianian calendar)
Lima, Peru, is founded by Francisco Pizarro.
Monday, January 9, 1486 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, January 10, 1367 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, January 10, 1307 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, January 17, 474 (Julianian calendar)
Emperor Leo I dies of dysentery at Constantinople after a 17-year reign. He is succeeded by his grandson Leo II who becomes briefly ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
Wednesday, January 17, 350 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, January 17, 336 (Julianian calendar)
Pope Mark dies at Rome
after an 11-month reign. No successor is immediately found.