January 18: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1886 - Modern hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
- 1896 - An X-ray generating machine is exhibited for the first time by H.L. Smith.
- 1903 - President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States.
- 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.
- 1993 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.
- Famous Birthdays: Montesquieu (French philosopher), Daniel Hale Williams (American surgeon), A. A. Milne (English author), Ivan Petrovsky (Russian mathematician), Yoichiro Nambu (Japanese-American physicist Nobel Prize laureate)
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