11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 18th January

Michael Jackson with the Reagans

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1733 - The first polar bear is exhibited in America, in Boston

2. 1778 - James Cook becomes the first European to visit Hawaii

3. 1904 - Cary Grant is born

4. 1919 - The World War I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France

5. 1939 - Louis Armstrong and his orchestra records Jeepers Creepers

6. 1943 - The Nazi siege of Leningrad is broken

7. 1955 - Kevin Costner is born

8. 1963 - Labour leader Hugh Gaitskell dies

9. 1967 - 'Boston Strangler' Albert DeSalvo, who says he murdered 13 women, is given a life sentence for assault and armed robbery

10. 1996 - Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the Late Rock Singer Elvis Presley, files for divorce from Michael Jackson

11. 2010 - Nearly one week after a magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake strikes Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, the death toll is raised significantly to over 200,000

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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