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Friday, January 18, 2013

January 18 - The Day in History

January 18: General Interest
1919: Post-World War I peace conference begins in Paris

On this day in Paris, France, some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War... read more

American Revolution
1776 : Georgia's royal governor is arrested

2009 : GM auctions off historic cars

Civil War
1862 : Former U.S. president and Confederate congressman-elect John Tyler dies

Cold War
1985 : United States walks out of World Court case

1990 : Barry arrested on drug charges

1969 : Heavy rain leads to landslides in Southern California

General Interest
1778 : Cook discovers Hawaii
1912 : Scott reaches the South Pole

1985 : Coen brothers release debut film, Blood Simple

1882 : A.A. Milne is born

1975 : "Mandy" is Barry Manilow's first #1 pop hit

Old West
1803 : Jefferson requests funds for Lewis and Clark

1803 : Jefferson requests funding for Lewis and Clark expedition
1919 : Wilson attends Paris Peace Conference

1958 : NHL is integrated

Vietnam War
1950 : China and Soviet Union recognize Democratic Republic of Vietnam
1971 : McGovern begins his presidential campaign

World War I
1919 : Peace conference opens in Paris

World War II
1943 : Germans resume deportations from Warsaw to Treblinka

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