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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/georgias-royal-governor-is-arrested

Automotive
2009 : GM auctions off historic cars
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gm-auctions-off-historic-cars

Civil War
1862 : Former U.S. president and Confederate congressman-elect John Tyler dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-tyler-dies

Cold War
1985 : United States walks out of World Court case
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-walks-out-of-world-court-case

Crime
1990 : Barry arrested on drug charges
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/barry-arrested-on-drug-charges

Disaster
1969 : Heavy rain leads to landslides in Southern California
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/heavy-rain-leads-to-landslides-in-southern-california

General Interest
1778 : Cook discovers Hawaii
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cook-discovers-hawaii
1912 : Scott reaches the South Pole
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/scott-reaches-the-south-pole

Hollywood
1985 : Coen brothers release debut film, Blood Simple
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/coen-brothers-release-debut-film-blood-simple

Literary
1882 : A.A. Milne is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/aa-milne-is-born

Music
1975 : "Mandy" is Barry Manilow's first #1 pop hit
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quotmandyquot-is-barry-manilow39s-first-351-pop-hit

Old West
1803 : Jefferson requests funds for Lewis and Clark
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jefferson-requests-funds-for-lewis-and-clark

Presidential
1803 : Jefferson requests funding for Lewis and Clark expedition
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jefferson-requests-funding-for-lewis-and-clark-expedition
1919 : Wilson attends Paris Peace Conference
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wilson-attends-paris-peace-conference

Sports
1958 : NHL is integrated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nhl-is-integrated

Vietnam War
1950 : China and Soviet Union recognize Democratic Republic of Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-and-soviet-union-recognize-democratic-republic-of-vietnam
1971 : McGovern begins his presidential campaign
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mcgovern-begins-his-presidential-campaign

World War I
1919 : Peace conference opens in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peace-conference-opens-in-paris

World War II
1943 : Germans resume deportations from Warsaw to Treblinka
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-resume-deportations-from-warsaw-to-treblinka

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