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Notable Historical Events for January 18th

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

1535Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima, Peru

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

1973John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus," on BBC

1998Kelly Robbins wins Healthsouth Golf Inaugural

1938Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG

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

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

1995Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia

1929Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo

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Notable Birthdays on January 18th

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

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

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

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

January 18th Birthdays
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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

January 18th Deaths
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