About January 18

January 18, 2022 is the 18th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 347 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 14 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 18

  • 474
    Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor.
  • 532
    Nika riots in Constantinople fail.
  • 1126
    Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
  • 1701
    Frederick I becomes King of Prussia.
  • 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.
  • 1903
    President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States.
  • 1916
    A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
  • 1919
    Bentley Motors Limited is founded.
  • 1941
    World War II: British troops launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.
  • 1943
    Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
  • 1945
    Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.
  • 1960
    Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes into a farm in Charles City County, Virginia, killing all 50 aboard, the third fatal Capital Airlines crash in as many years.
  • 1969
    Brahma Baba, founder father of Brahma Kumaris left his mortal coil.
  • 1976
    Lebanese Christian militias overrun Karantina, Beirut, killing at least 1,000.
  • 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.
  • 1983
    The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe’s Olympic medals to his family.
  • 1990
    Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
  • 1993
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.
  • 2002
    Sierra Leone Civil War is finally declared over.

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