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Notable Historical Events for January 18th

1991Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins

1944The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

1929Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo

1535Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima, Peru

18712nd German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I & Bismarck

1947Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)

1983IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball

1993Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states for 1st time

1939SA wicketkeeper Bradman gets his 6th straight ton, 135* v NSW

2008The United Nations announce George Clooney as a UN messenger of peace

January 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 18th

1858Daniel Williams, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, surgeon (1st open heart operation), (d. 1931)

1961Mark Messier, Edmonton Alberta, NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers)

1782Daniel Webster, Salisbury NH, orator/politician/lawyer, (d. 1852)

1955Kevin Costner, Los Angeles California, American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham)

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Notable Deaths on January 18th

1936Rudyard Kipling, author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70

1862John Tyler, 10th US pres (1841-45), dies in Richmond Va at 71

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