What Happened on January 18

Historical Events

  • 532 Nika uprising at Constantinople fails, 30-40,000 die
  • 1591 King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.
  • 1788 The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay to set up a penal colony
  • 1943 Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
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Did You Know?

Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's 1st UFO sighting

On January 18, 1644

Famous Weddings

  • 1486 King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV
  • 1893 British Poet and writer Rudyard Kipling (26) marries Carrie Balestier (29) in London
  • 1949 South African Rev Andries P Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer
  • 1974 Author Maya Angelou (45) weds Paul Bernard Du Feu
  • 1989 Candace Thomas marries Steve Garvey

Famous Divorces

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