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This Day in History: January 18

January 18: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1886 - Modern hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
  2. 1896 - An X-ray generating machine is exhibited for the first time by H.L. Smith.
  3. 1903 - President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States.
  4. 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.
  5. 1993 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.
  6. 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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