Historical Events In January - 18
Monday, 20 March 2023
1996 Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson in NY on January - 18.
1996 On January - 18 lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of The King Elvis Presley, filed for divorce from Michael Jackson after 20 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable difference.
1996 Leonor Fini, painter, dies at 87 on January - 18.
1997 Norway's Boerge Ousland emerges on the Pacific edge of Antarctica to become the first person to cross the continent alone and unaided on this day in history.
1997 Norwegian Borge Ousland completed a 1,675-mile trek across Antarctica, the first time anyone transversed the continent alone on this day in history.
1997 Myfanwy Piper, librettist, dies at 85 on this day in history.
2001 On January - 18 civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson admitted he had fathered a daughter born out of wedlock in 1999 to an employee of his Rainbow/PUSH coalition.
2002 In another anti-terrorist step ordered by Congress, U.S. airlines began inspecting every piece of luggage checked by passengers on January - 18.
2003 Protesters nationwide demonstrated in opposition to possible war in Iraq on this day in history.
2004 On this day in history at least 23 people were reported killed when a powerful car bomb exploded in Baghdad. No Americans were listed among the dead.
2007 Comet McNaught, the brightest comet to appear in over 40 years, becomes visible over the Southern Hemisphere. Hurricane Kyrill creates havoc as it passes across northern Europe.jan 18 - The strongest storm in the UK for 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, caused at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe. Other losses include the Container Ship MSC Napoli destroyed by the storm of the coast of Devon, England on this day in history.
2012 On January - 18 stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) blackout becomes the largest protest in the history of the internet
2014 On January - 18 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Mathew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett win
2017 On this day in history baseball Hall of Fame adds Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez
2017 On this day in history nASA and NOAA announce that 2016 was the hottest year on record, surpassing the previous record set in 2015 which itself topped a record set in 2014
2018 First drone rescue of swimmers by lifeguards in New South Wales, Australia on January - 18.
2018 On January - 18 brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira rides the largest-ever wave by a female surfer at 20.72 m (68 ft) at Praia do Norte in Nazaréin, Portugal
2019 On January - 18 fuel thieves rupture a pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, and a subsequent explosion kills at least 137 people and injures dozens more.
2020 Yemeni Civil War: 111 Yemeni soldiers and 5 civilians are killed in a drone and missile attack on a military camp near Ma'rib on this day in history.
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