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Notable Historical Events for January 18th

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

1963Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders

1779John Dickinson is appointed to be a delegate for Delaware to the Continental Congress

1778Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)

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

1992NHL All Star Game - Campbell-10, Wales-6 (Brett Hull, MVP) at Philadelphia

1929Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo

18712nd German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I & Bismarck

201420th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Mathew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett win

1998Kelly Robbins wins Healthsouth Golf Inaugural

January 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 18th

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

1882Alan Alexander Milne, Hampstead Middlesex, English author (Winnie-the-Pooh)

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

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

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Notable Deaths on January 18th

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

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

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