About January 18

January 18, 2021 is the 18th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 347 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Capricorn is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 25 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 18

  • 350
    Generallus Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor.
  • 474
    Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor.
  • 1591
    King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.
  • 1670
    Henry Morgan captures Panama.
  • 1866
    Wesley College, Melbourne is established.
  • 1871
    Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed the first German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles ( France ) towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The empire is known as the Second Reich to Germans.
  • 1886
    Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
  • 1913
    A Greek flotilla defeats the Ottoman Navy in the Naval Battle of Lemnos during the First Balkan War, securing the islands of the Northern Aegean Sea for Greece.
  • 1915
    Japan issues the “Twenty-One Demands” to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
  • 1919
    Bentley Motors Limited is founded.
  • 1919
    Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
  • 1919
    World War I: The Paris Peace Conference opens in Versailles, France.
  • 1944
    Soviet forces liberate Leningrad, effectively ending a three year Nazi siege, known as the Siege of Leningrad.
  • 1944
    The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
  • 1969
    United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay killing all 32 passengers and six crew members.
  • 1977
    Australia’s worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
  • 1978
    The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.
  • 1981
    Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachute off a Houston skyscraper, becoming the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs).
  • 2000
    The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.
  • 2007
    The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe.

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