January 18th

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The January 18 (in Austria and South Tyrol : January 18 ) is the 18th day of the Gregorian calendar , so stay 347 days (348 days in leap years) by year end.

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Events

Politics and world events

  • 0350 : The Roman general Magnentius makes himself the counter-emperor of Emperor Constans in Augustodunum . The usurper receives support from troops in the western part of the Roman Empire and gives the order to kill Constans.
Coin of Leo II.
1486: Elizabeth of York
1671: Henry Morgan
1701: Frederick I's coronation procession
Hawaiian map
1871: Imperial proclamation in Versailles
1918: The Tauride Palace
2002: Sierra Leone

economy

  • 1695 : In France , King Louis XIV issues a poll tax . The population is divided into 22 tax brackets. In the lowest, a livre is payable to the state, in the highest it is 2,000 livres.
1799: Schematic representation of a fourdrinier paper machine
1993: The Focus logo

science and technology

1887: Lazăr Edeleanu
1911: Landing on the USS Pennsylvania

Culture

1825: Bolshoi Theater
Cover picture The Sinner

society

1990: Marion Barry

religion

Disasters

  • 1884 : The American liner City of Columbus sinks after a rock collision off the island of Martha's Vineyard on the coast of the US state of Massachusetts . 29 people can be saved, while 103 drown or freeze to death in the ice-cold water, including all women and children on board.
  • 1934 : A severe earthquake in the Indian region of Bihar kills over 10,000.
2003: Canberra bushfire
  • 2003 : The bushfires that broke out in the Australian capital of Canberra on January 8th got out of hand and breached the containment lines.
2007: Satellite image from Kyrill
  • 2007 : Hurricane Kyrill , the worst hurricane since Lothar on December 26, 1999, sweeps across Europe. 47 people are killed and property damage of over a billion euros occurs.
  • 2018 : The hurricane Friederike reaches its peak as it sweeps through Europe . It kills eight, injures many and causes hundreds of millions of damage.

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

nature and environment

Sports

Entries of athletics world records can be found under the respective discipline under athletics .

Born

Before the 18th century

Thyrsus González (* 1624)

18th century

Johann Jacob Moser (* 1701)

19th century

1801-1850

Warren de la Rue (* 1815)
César Cui (* 1835)

1851-1900

Otto von Below (* 1857)
Paul Ehrenfest (* 1880)
Oliver Hardy (* 1892)

20th century

1901-1925

Cary Grant (born 1904)
Danny Kaye (born 1911)
Yōichirō Nambu (* 1921)

1926-1950

Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo (* 1930)
John Hume (born 1937)
Vassula Rydén (* 1942)
Ernst Leuenberger (* 1945)

1951-1975

Kevin Costner (* 1955)
Volker Pispers (* 1958)
Enrico Lo Verso (* 1964)
Dave Bautista (* 1969)
Benedikt Weber (* 1974)

1976-2000

Didier Dinart (* 1977)
Samantha Mumba (* 1983)

Died

Before the 16th century

Peter I of Portugal († 1367)

16th to 18th century

19th century

John Tyler († 1862)

20th century

1901-1950

William Gatacre († 1906)
Hermann Müller († 1927)

1951-2000

Curly Howard († 1952)
Carl Zuckmayer († 1977)

21st century

Jan Twardowski († 2006)

Holidays and memorial days

  • More information about the day

The list of commemorative and action days contains further entries .


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