8 Weird But True Facts From January 18

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Here are today’s 8 world-changing events that happened in history on today’s date, January 18.

1644 – The Pilgrims in Boston report America's first UFO sighting.

Jim Thorpe Olympic athlete Michelle Carr Crowe Jan 18 2013 blog image1777 -  Mission Santa Clara patented; first mass said by Fray de la Pena on Jan. 12, 1777.

1778 – Capt. James Cook accidentally discovers the Sandwich Islands (the Hawaiian Islands). Cook named them the Sandwich Islands in honor of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who was one of his sponsors as the First Lord of the Admiralty. Hawaii was referred to as the Sandwich Islands until the 1840s, when the local name of Hawaii became commonly used instead.  

1884 - Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Jesus Christ Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom.

1896 - First demonstration of an X-ray machine in the U.S. in New York City.

1977 - Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.

1983 - International Olympic Committee restores athlete Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semi-pro baseball.  

1993 - Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states for the first time.

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Michelle Enciso
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Well, this defintiely helps if you're looking for ideas of small talk topics or attempting to win "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire".  :)

Very interesting, thank for sharing. 

Jan 18, 2020 03:06 PM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Michelle - accidentally discovered islands - now, that is quite the accomplishment.  

Jan 18, 2020 05:33 PM #2
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Hi Michelle,  Thanks for sharing these interesting facts from history.   I didn't realize that the X-ray machine has been around for that long.

Jan 18, 2020 07:32 PM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Michelle.

I wrote about the x-ray machine a few days ago.  Thanks for the history lesson

Jan 19, 2020 01:35 AM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Michelle. So much trivia, so little time. Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Jan 19, 2020 05:09 AM #5
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good  morning, MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900 you've shared some interesting facts here and a few very important ones....

Jan 19, 2020 05:39 AM #6
Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
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With the exception of the Pilgrim UFO sighting and Dr Price attempted cremation  of his son   i'm not sure if I would say that the others  are weird.  

Jan 19, 2020 07:16 PM #7
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900 - I can only imagine how big and heavy that first X-Ray was back in 1896. I would imagine it was huge, just like the original Main Frame and computers. That period in history when  Legionnaires' disease was discovered was very scary! 

Jan 19, 2020 08:06 PM #8
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
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Those are fascinating discoveries MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900.

Jan 19, 2020 09:38 PM #9
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