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January 18


336   Saint Mark elected Catholic Pope.

1535   Lima, Peru founded by Francisco Pizarro.

1671   Henry Morgan captures Panama.

1896   The first X-ray machine is demonstrated

1911   First aircraft landing on a ship made by Eugene Ely

1975   The Jeffersons debuts on CBS.

Famous Birthdays:

1782   Daniel Webster (American Politician and Speaker)

1882   A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh Author)

1904   Cary Grant (Actor)

1955   Kevin Costner (Actor)

1961   Mark Messier (NHL Hockey Player)

1854   Thomas Watson (Inventor with Alexander Graham Bell)

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