On This Day in History, January 18

For a fun learning experience, check out this highlighted significant events that happened on this day in history, January 18.

  • 1901 -The County Commissioner of Tioga County, Pennsylvania awarded money for the building of three different iron bridges.
  • 1918 -Advocacy groups were working towards overturning the decision of the Senate to pass the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution.
  • 1919 -Opening of the Paris Peace Conference.
  • 1920 -The Polish flag was blessed.
  • 1920 -Harry Mays, a man who was known as the “Miracle Man” was reported to be ailing from Pneumonia.
  • 1943 -Insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto took up arms against the German oppressors.
  • 1944 -The New York City Metropolitan Opera House held its first jazz concert.
  • 1944 -The USA railroads were handed back after they were seized by the government.
  • 1964 -The newspaper announced four men to have been lost after a helicopter went down in Vietnam.
  • 1969 -A tragic series of landslides and floods killed nearly 100 people, caused by an extraordinary amount of rainfall.
  • 1969 -A crowded commuter train in a Sydney suburb, unfortunately, experienced a rail crash.
  • 1996 –Lisa Marie Presley, filed for divorce from Michael Jackson.
  • 1997 -Norwegian explorer Boerge Ousland became the first to cross the Antarctic alone.
  • 2002 -The end of Sierra Leone Civil War.
  • 2006 -A crash of the Japanese market share index, led to the exchange suspending share dealing at 1440 local time.
  • 2007 -Bush Fires In Victoria and south of Australia continued to burn.
  • 2011 -A mansion, once owned by Louis Mantin, was reopened as a museum in Moulins, France.
  • 2012 -Websites joined in a blackout protest over US lawmakers’ SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protest Intellectual Property Act).
  • 2016 -According to an Oxfam report, it was revealed that the World’s 62 richest people are now as wealthy as half the world’s population.
  • 2016 – The famous Glen Frey died on this day.

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