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- Future of the Internet
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On This Day In History for January 18, 2017
This is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 347 days remaining in 2017.
- It was on this date in 1535, that Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, the capital of Peru.
- Also on January 18, 1778, James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the “Sandwich Islands”.
- It was on this date in 1788, that the first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from Great Britain to Australia arrive at Botany Bay.
- 133 years ago today, 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.
- January 18, 1896, an X-ray generating machine is exhibited for the first time by H. L. Smith.
- Also on January 18, 1903, a transmitter in Wellfleet, Massachusetts sends the first transatlantic radio transmission to originate in the United States.
- It was 40 years ago today, that scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease.
- Also today in 2005, that the Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France.
Happy birthday goes out on this date to:
- American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas A. Watson, born on this date in 1854.
- Oliver Hardy, the American actor and comedian was born 125 years ago today.
- English-American actor, Cary Grant was born 113 years ago today.
- American actor, singer, and dancer, Danny Kaye, born on this date in 1911.
- Ray Dolby, the American engineer and businessman, founded Dolby Laboratories was born 84 years ago today.
- 19 – Jeff Powers
- 19 – Michael Hickerson
- 21 – Michael Rabalais – Stingray42
- 21 – Tom Posz
- 22 – TAW012294
- 22 – Jason Tucker
- 23 – Kathie Luke, IL
- 23 – Chris Moody from PodioMedia Chat
- 23 – Keith Lane from TGGeeks
- 24 – Cynthia Fry
- If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for January 18, 2017
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