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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, January 18, the 18th day of 2022. There are 347 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On January 18, 1943, during World War II, Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto launched their first armed resistance against Nazi troops, who eventually succeeded in crushing the rebellion.

To this date :

In 1778, the English navigator, Captain James Cook, reached the current Hawaiian Islands, which he named the “Sandwich Islands”.

In 1911, the first aircraft landing on a ship occurred when pilot Eugene B. Ely brought his Curtiss biplane in for a safe landing on the deck of the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco Harbor.

In 1913, artist Danny Kaye was born David Daniel Kaminsky in New York.

In 1957, a trio of B-52s made the first nonstop flight around the world by jet aircraft, landing at March Air Force Base in California after more than 45 hours of flying.

In 1975, the sitcom “The Jeffersons,” a spinoff of “All in the Family,” premiered on CBS-TV.

In 1990, a Los Angeles jury acquitted former preschool operators Raymond Buckey and his mother, Peggy McMartin Buckey, of 52 child molestation charges.

In 1991, financially troubled Eastern Airlines closed after more than six decades in business.

In 1993, Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday was observed for the first time in all 50 states.

In 2005, the world’s largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380 “superjumbo” capable of carrying up to 800 passengers, was unveiled in Toulouse, France.

In 2011, Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington for a four-day state visit; President Barack Obama welcomed him with a private dinner at the White House residence. The Peace Corps’ first director, R. Sargent Shriver, died in Bethesda, Maryland, at the age of 95.

In 2019, Jason Van Dyke, the white Chicago police officer who shot black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison.

In 2020, before opening statements in President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial in the Senate, House prosecutors wrote that Trump had “used his official powers to pressure a foreign government to interfere. in an election in the United States for his personal political gain,” while Trump’s legal team denounced what they called a “brazen and unlawful attempt to nullify the results of the 2016 election.”

Ten years ago: President Barack Obama rejected Project Keystone XL, a Canadian company’s plan to build a 1,700-mile pipeline to transport oil through six US states to refineries in Texas. Wikipedia and other websites have shut down to protest two congressional proposals to thwart online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV shows.

Five years ago: Twenty-nine people were killed when an avalanche buried the Hotel Rigopiano in central Italy (nine people were extracted alive by rescuers). Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Opera singer Roberta Peters, 86, has died in Rye, New York.

A year ago: California became the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Speakers at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration in Atlanta have called for a renewed dedication to nonviolence after a turbulent year in which a deadly pandemic, protests against systemic racism and a divisive election crowned by an attack on the US Capitol strained the Americans’ ability. for civility. Jimmie Rodgers, lead singer of 1957 hits ‘Honeycomb’ and ‘Kisses Sweeter Than Wine,’ whose music and film career was cut short by a serious head injury a decade later, died in California at the age of 87.

Today’s birthdays: Director John Boorman turns 89. Former Sen. Paul Kirk, D-Mass., is 84. Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 81 years old. Comedian-singer-musician Brett Hudson is 69 years old. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 67. Country actor-singer Mark Collie is 66 years old. Actor Mark Rylance is 62 years old. Actor Alison Arngrim (TV: “Little House on the Prairie”) is 60 years old. Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is 59. Actor Jane Horrocks is 58 years old. Comedian Dave Attell (uh-TEHL’) is 57 years old. Actor Jesse L. Martin is 53 years old. Rapper DJ Quik is 52 years old. Rock singer Jonathan Davis (Korn) is 51 years old. Former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous is 49. Singer Christian Burns (BBMak) is 48 years old. Actor Derek Richardson is 46 years old. Actor Jason Segel is 42 years old. Actor Samantha Mumba is 39 years old. Country singer Kristy Lee Cook (TV: “American Idol”) is 38. Actor Devin Kelley is 36 years old. Actor Ashleigh Murray (TV: “Riverdale”) is 34 years old. Actor Zeeko Zaki is 32 years old. Tennis player Angelique Kerber is 34 years old. Actor Mateus Ward is 23 years old.

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