Happy January 18th everyone!
On this page we will list all of today’s holidays, tell your about the horoscope sign for the day and list a bunch of fun trivia and historical events! Check out the history of today and see if there are any holidays you’d like to celebrate or awareness’s you would like to observe!
January 18th Holidays
Every day is full of holidays you probably have never heard of. Take a look at the list below and see if there is anything that catches your eye that you would like to celebrate or observe.
- Maintenance Day
Today on January 18th you are encouraged to get done any necessary maintenance you have been putting off. Whether it’s changing the filter in the furnace or getting your oil changed, get it done today!
- National Gourmet Coffee Day
If you like coffee then today is a good day for you to celebrate. Tell us your favorite gourmet coffee!
- National Peking Duck Day
Peking duck is a dish from Beijing that has been prepared since the Imperial era. If you’d like to give it a try then here is a recipe for Honey Glazed Peking Duck https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1019963-peking-duck-with-honey-and-five-spice-glaze.
- National Winnie the Pooh Day
On January 18th we celebrate Winnie the Pooh on the creator of Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne’s birthday, on January 18th, 1882.
- Thesaurus Day
Today on January 18th we honor the Thesaurus which was written by Peter Mark Roget. Roget started the book in 1848 and finished in 1852 with 15,000 words.
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Sources or Holiday Info: National Today
January 18th Horoscope Sign is Capricorn
Ruling planet: Saturn
Sign ruler: Saturn, Uranus
Lucky Numbers: 4, 8, 13, 22
Personality Traits: Responsible, leaders, disciplined, independent, loyal, stubborn, bossy, condescending.
January 18th’s Famous Birthdays are
- 1904 – Cary Grant, Actor was born in Horfield, Bristol, United Kingdom.
- 1955 – Kevin Costner, American actor was born in Lynwood, CA.
- 1969 – Dave Bautista, American actor and WWF Wrestler, was born in Washington, D.C..
January 18th Trivia
Here is a collection of historical events, celebrity birthdays, popular movie and songs for January 18th.
- 1486 – King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV uniting the House of Lancaster and the House of York, after the Wars of the Roses.
- 1896 – An X-ray generating machine is exhibited for the first time by H. L. Smith. [EDN]
- 1911 – Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania anchored in San Francisco Bay, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship. [biblio.org]
- 1913 -The #1 movie was, “Cleopatra,”
- 1931 – The #1 movie was, “No Limit.”
- 1958 – Willie O’Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins.
- 1967 – Albert DeSalvo, the “Boston Strangler”, is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment. [HistoryBytez]
- 1969 – The #1 movie was, “Oliver.”
- 1977 – Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease. [NYT]
- 1978 – The #1 song was, “Baby Come Back,” by Player.
- 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).
- 1982 – The #1 movie was, “On Golden Pond,” starring Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda.
- 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.
- 2016 – We said goodbye to singer Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor who died at age 67 in NYC, NY from rom complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia, while recovering from gastrointestinal tract surgery.
- 2017 – President Obama commutes the sentence of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking classified military documents and diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks.
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