January 18

January 18

Observations
Revolution Day (Tunisia)
Royal Thai Armed Forces Day (Thailand)

Events January 18
532 - Nika uprising at Constantinople fails, 30-40,000 die
1535 - Francisco Pizarro founds Lima Peru
1644 - 1st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed pilgrims in Boston
1778 - Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)
1788 - The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay to setup a penal colony
1896 - 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)
1969 – Brahma Baba, founder father of Brahma Kumaris left his mortal coil.
2012 – Internet blackout to Protest Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA).

 

 

 

 

 



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