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January 18th - Happy Birthday Kevin Costner


Today is Wednesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2012. There are 348 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 18, 1862, the 10th president of the United States, John Tyler, died in Richmond, Va., at age 71, shortly before he could take his seat as an elected member of the Confederate Congress.

On this date:
In 350, Generallus Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor.
In 474, Leo II briefly becomes Byzantine emperor.
In 532, Nika riots in Constantinople fail.
In 1126, Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
In 1486, King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV.
In 1520, King Christian II of Denmark and Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Åsunden.
In 1535, Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, the capital of Peru.
In 1562, Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.
In 1591, King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.
In 1670, Henry Morgan captures Panama.
In 1701, Frederick I becomes King of Prussia.
In 1778, James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands".
In 1788, The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay.
In 1866, Wesley College, Melbourne is established.
In 1871, Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed the first German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles ( France ) towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. The empire is known as the Second Reich to Germans.
In 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.
In 1886, Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
In 1896, The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States.
In 1911, Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbor, the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.
In 1913, A Greek flotilla defeats the Ottoman Navy in the Naval Battle of Lemnos during the First Balkan War, securing the islands of the Northern Aegean Sea for Greece.
In 1915, Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia.
In 1916, A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
In 1919, World War I: The Paris Peace Conference opens in Versailles, France.
In 1919, Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Prime Minister of the newly independent Poland.
In 1919, Bentley Motors Limited is founded.
In 1941, World War II: British troops launch a general counter-offensive against Italian East Africa.
In 1943, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The first uprising of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
In 1943, during World War II, the Soviets announced they'd broken through the long Nazi siege of Leningrad. (It was another year before the siege was fully lifted.) A wartime ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread in the U.S. — aimed at reducing bakeries' demand for metal replacement parts — went into effect.
In 1944, The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
In 1944, Soviet forces liberate Leningrad, effectively ending a three year Nazi siege, known as the Siege of Leningrad.
In 1945, Liberation of the Budapest ghetto by the Red Army.
In 1949, Charles Ponzi, engineer of one of the most spectacular swindles in history, died destitute at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at age 66.
In 1952, Jerome "Curly" Howard of Three Stooges fame died in San Gabriel, Calif., at age 48.
In 1955, Battle of Yijiangshan is fought.
In 1957, a trio of B-52's completed the first non-stop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, landing at March Air Force Base in California after more than 45 hours aloft.
In 1958, Willie O'Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut.
In 1960, Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes into a farm in Charles City County, Virginia, killing all 50 aboard, the third fatal Capital Airlines crash in as many years.
In 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the "Boston Strangler," was convicted in Cambridge, Mass., of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. (Sentenced to life, DeSalvo was killed in prison in 1973.)
In 1969, United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay killing all 32 passengers and six crew members.
In 1969, Brahma Baba, founder father of Brahma Kumaris, left his mortal coil.
In 1970, David Oman McKay, the ninth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at the age of 96.
In 1974, A Disengagement of Forces agreement is signed between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War.
In 1976, Lebanese Christian militias overrun Karantina, Beirut, killing at least 1,000.
In 1977, Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.
In 1977, Australia's worst rail disaster occurs at Granville, Sydney killing 83.
In 1978, The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.
In 1978, The roof structure of the Hartford Civic Center collapses after a significant snowfall.
In 1981, Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachute off a Houston skyscraper, becoming the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs).
In 1983, The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals to his family.
In 1988, a China Southwest Airlines Ilyushin 18 crashed while on approach to Chongqing Airport, killing all 108 people on board.
In 1990, Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting.
In 1991, financially strapped Eastern Airlines shut down after more than six decades in business. Former New York congressman Hamilton Fish Sr. died in Cold Spring, N.Y., at age 102.
In 1993, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.
In 1994, The Cando event, a possible bolide impact in Cando, Spain. Witnesses claim to have seen a fireball in the sky lasting for almost one minute.
In 1997, In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.
In 1997, Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
In 2000, The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.
In 2002, Sierra Leone Civil War is finally declared over.
In 2003, A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.
In 2005, The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France
In 2007, The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe.
In 2009, Gaza War: Hamas announces they will accept Israeli Defense Forces's offer of a ceasefire, ending the assault.

Ten years ago: 1970's radical-turned-suburban mother Sara Jane Olson (formerly Kathleen Soliah) was sentenced in Los Angeles to 20 years to life in prison for plotting to blow up a pair of police cars 27 years earlier. (Olson was paroled in March 2009.) Two Israeli tanks and an armored personnel carrier parked outside Yasser Arafat's headquarters, confining the Palestinian leader to his office complex a day after a Palestinian gunman burst into a banquet hall and gunned down six Israelis. Talk magazine announced it was shutting down, less than three years after its highly publicized launch.

Five years ago: Truck driver Tyrone Williams was spared the death penalty and sentenced by a federal court in Houston to life in prison for his role in the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants crammed in a sweltering tractor-trailer. The heated controversy at the ABC show "Grey's Anatomy" boiled over as the network rebuked co-star Isaiah Washington for an anti-gay comment and Washington issued a lengthy apology.

One year ago: 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 in the White House residence. The first director of the Peace Corps, R. Sargent Shriver, died in Bethesda, Md., at age 95.

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Today's Birthdays: Movie director John Boorman is 79. Former Sen. Paul Kirk, D-Mass., is 74. Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 71. Comedian-singer-musician Brett Hudson is 59. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 57. Country singer Mark Collie is 56. Actress Jane Horrocks is 48. Comedian Dave Attell is 47. Actor Jesse L. Martin is 43. Rapper DJ Quik is 42. Rock singer Jonathan Davis (Korn) is 41. Singer Christian Burns (BBMak) is 39. NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous is 39. Actor Derek Richardson is 36. Actor Jason Segel is 32. Actress Samantha Mumba is 29. Country singer Kristy Lee Cook (TV: "American Idol") is 28.

Other notable birthdays, Jan. 18:
1933, Ray Dolby, American inventor (Dolby noise reduction system)
1943, Paul Freeman, British actor
1943, Kay Granger, American politician
1944, Paul Keating, 24th Prime Minister of Australia
1954, Ted DiBiase, Retired Professional Wrestler
1955, Kevin Costner, American actor
1961, Bobby Hansen, American basketball player
1961, Mark Messier, Canadian ice hockey player
1961, Jeff Yagher, American actor
1962, Alison Arngrim, American actress
1963, Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
1964, Brady Anderson, American baseball player
1964, Jane Horrocks, British actress
1971, Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
1972, Mike Lieberthal, American baseball player
1973, Crispian Mills, British musician (The Jeevas and Kula Shaker)
1974, Devon Odessa, American actress
1979, Kenyatta Jones, American football player
1980, Julius Peppers, American football player
1980, Jason Segel, American actor
1982, Quinn Allman, American Guitarist, The Used

Born on this day, Jan. 18, passed away:
1782, Daniel Webster, American statesman (d. 1852)
1813, Joseph Glidden, American farmer who patented barbed wire (d. 1906)
1854, Thomas Watson, American telephone pioneer (d. 1934)
1856, Daniel Hale Williams, African-American surgeon (d. 1931)
1882, A. A. Milne, English author (d. 1956)
1892, Oliver Hardy, American comedian and actor (d. 1957)
1904, Cary Grant, English actor (d. 1986)
1905, Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
1913, Danny Kaye, American actor (d. 1987)
1922, Bob Bell, American clown (d. 1997)
1932, Robert Anton Wilson, American author (d. 2007)
1938, Curt Flood, American baseball player (d. 1997)
1941, David Ruffin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1991)
1944, Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
1950, Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (d. 1982)
1967, Kim Perrot, American basketball player (d. 1999)

Notable deaths. Jan. 18:
1862, John Tyler, 10th President of the United States (b. 1790)
1936, Rudyard Kipling, British writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1865)
1952, Curly Howard, American actor and comedian (b. 1903)
1954, Sydney Greenstreet, English actor (b. 1879)
1985, Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor (b. 1912)
1990, Rusty Hamer, American actor (b. 1947)
1995, Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (b. 1937)
1997, Paul Tsongas, American politician (b. 1941)
2001, Al Waxman, Canadian actor (b. 1935)
2007, Brent Liles, American musician (Agent Orange/Social Distortion) (b. 1963)
2008, Georgia Frontiere, American football team owner (b. 1927)
2009, Bob May, American actor (b. 1939)
2011, Sargent Shriver, American politician (b. 1915)

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Today is Friday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2013. There are 347 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On Jan. 18, 1943, during World War II, Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto launched their initial armed resistance against Nazi troops, who eventually succeeded in crushing the rebellion. The Soviets announced they'd broken through the long Nazi siege of Leningrad (it was another year before the siege was fully lifted). In the U.S., a ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread — aimed at reducing bakeries' demand for metal replacement parts — went into effect.

One year ago: President Barack Obama rejected a Canadian company's plan to build a [sign in to see URL], 1,700-mile pipeline to carry oil across six U.S. states to Texas refineries. Wikipedia and other websites went dark in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs.

Today's Birthdays: Movie director John Boorman is 80. Former Sen. Paul Kirk, D-Mass., is 75. Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 72. Comedian-singer-musician Brett Hudson is 60. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 58. Country singer Mark Collie is 57. Actress Jane Horrocks is 49. Comedian Dave Attell is 48. Actor Jesse L. Martin is 44. Rapper DJ Quik is 43. Rock singer Jonathan Davis (Korn) is 42. Singer Christian Burns (BBMak) is 40. NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous is 40. Actor Derek Richardson is 37. Actor Jason Segel is 33. Actress Samantha Mumba is 30. Country singer Kristy Lee Cook (TV: "American Idol") is 29.

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2014. There are 347 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 18, 1911, the first landing of an aircraft on a ship took place as 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.

Ten years ago: A suicide truck bombing outside the headquarters of the [sign in to see URL] coalition in Baghdad killed at least 31 people. A 15-day hostage drama began at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis near Buckeye, where two inmates attempting to escape took two correctional officers hostage. (One guard was released midway through the ordeal; the other, a woman, was held the entire time, during which she was raped and beaten.) The New England Patriots earned their second trip to the Super Bowl in three seasons by defeating the Indianapolis Colts 24-14 in the AFC championship game; the Carolina Panthers defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 14-3, in the NFC championship game.

Five years ago: Israeli troops begin to withdraw from Gaza after their government and Hamas militants declared an end to a three-week war. A star-studded pre-inaugural concert took place on the National Mall, featuring Bruce Springsteen, Bono and Beyonce, with President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, in attendance. The Arizona Cardinals of the NFC advanced to their first Super Bowl with a 32-25 win over the Philadelphia Eagles; the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-14 to win the AFC Championship and reach their seventh Super Bowl.

One year ago: Former Democratic New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted on charges that he'd used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. (Nagin, who later pleaded not guilty, faces trial in late Jan. 2014.)

Today's Birthdays: Movie director John Boorman is 81. Former Sen. Paul Kirk, D-Mass., is 76. Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 73. Comedian-singer-musician Brett Hudson is 61. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 59. Country singer Mark Collie is 58. Actress Jane Horrocks is 50. Comedian Dave Attell is 49. Actor Jesse L. Martin is 45. Rapper DJ Quik is 44. Rock singer Jonathan Davis (Korn) is 43. Singer Christian Burns (BBMak) is 41. Former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous is 41. Actor Derek Richardson is 38. Actor Jason Segel is 34. Actress Samantha Mumba is 31. Country singer Kristy Lee Cook (TV: "American Idol") is 30.

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2015. There are 347 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On Jan. 18, 1943, during World War II, Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto launched their initial armed resistance against Nazi troops, who eventually succeeded in crushing the rebellion. A U.S. ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread — aimed at reducing bakeries' demand for metal replacement parts — went into effect.

Ten years ago: Secretary of State nominee Condoleezza Rice, at her Senate confirmation hearing, insisted the United States was fully prepared for the Iraq war and its aftermath and refused to give a timetable for U.S. troops to come home. The world's largest commercial jet, an Airbus A380 "superjumbo" capable of flying up to 800 passengers, was unveiled in Toulouse, France.

Five years ago: Taliban militants wearing explosive vests launched a brazen daylight assault on the center of Kabul with suicide bombings and gunbattles that paralyzed the Afghan capital for hours. Mehmet Ali Agca (MEH'-met AH'-lee AH'-juh), the man who shot and seriously wounded Pope John Paul II in 1981, emerged from a prison on the outskirts of Ankara, Turkey, after more than 29 years behind bars. Crime novelist Robert B. Parker died in Cambridge, Mass., at age 77.

One year ago: Results showed that nearly 20 million Egyptian voters backed the country's new constitution, almost double the number of those who'd voted for one drafted in 2012 under the government of toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. "American Hustle" took the Screen Actors Guild Awards' top honor for outstanding cast; Matthew McConaughey was recognized for his lead performance in "Dallas Buyers Club" while Cate Blanchett won the actress award for "Blue Jasmine."

Today's Birthdays: Movie director John Boorman is 82. Former Sen. Paul Kirk, D-Mass., is 77. Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 74. Comedian-singer-musician Brett Hudson is 62. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 60. Country singer Mark Collie is 59. Actress Alison Arngrim (TV: "Little House on the Prairie") is 53. Actress Jane Horrocks is 51. Comedian Dave Attell (uh-TEHL') is 50. Actor Jesse L. Martin is 46. Rapper DJ Quik is 45. Rock singer Jonathan Davis (Korn) is 44. Singer Christian Burns (BBMak) is 42. Former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous is 42. Actor Derek Richardson is 39. Actor Jason Segel is 35. Actress Samantha Mumba is 32. Country singer Kristy Lee Cook (TV: "American Idol") is 31. Actress Devin Kelley (TV: "Resurrection") is 29.

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Today is Monday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2016. There are 348 days left in the year. This is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 18, 1911, the first landing of an aircraft on a ship took place as 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.

Ten years ago: The Supreme Court gave New Hampshire a chance to salvage its restrictions on abortion, reaffirming that states can require parental involvement in abortion decisions but also ordering a lower court to fix problems with New Hampshire's 2003 notification law. (New Hampshire ended up repealing the never-implemented law in 2007; a new law was enacted in 2012.) Knicks forward Antonio Davis climbed into the stands during a game because he believed his wife was involved in an altercation with a Bulls fan; Davis was ejected without a scuffle during New York's 106-104 overtime loss at Chicago. (He was suspended for five games.)

Five years ago: 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 in the White House residence. The first director of the Peace Corps, R. Sargent Shriver, died in Bethesda, Maryland, at age 95.

One year ago: Pope Francis ended his Asian pilgrimage with an appeal for the future of the Catholic Church, urging an estimated 3 million rain-soaked Filipinos to protect their young from sin and vice so they can instead become missionaries of the faith. Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC championship game. In the AFC, Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns and LeGarrette Blount ran in three more to lead the New England Patriots into the Super Bowl with a 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Today's Birthdays: Movie director John Boorman is 83. Former Sen. Paul Kirk, D-Mass., is 78. Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 75. Comedian-singer-musician Brett Hudson is 63. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 61. Country singer Mark Collie is 60. Actor Mark Rylance is 56. Actress Alison Arngrim (TV: "Little House on the Prairie") is 54. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is 53. Actress Jane Horrocks is 52. Comedian Dave Attell (uh-TEHL') is 51. Actor Jesse L. Martin is 47. Rapper DJ Quik is 46. Rock singer Jonathan Davis (Korn) is 45. Former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous is 43. Singer Christian Burns (BBMak) is 42. Actor Derek Richardson is 40. Actor Jason Segel is 36. Actress Samantha Mumba is 33. Country singer Kristy Lee Cook (TV: "American Idol") is 321. Actress Devin Kelley is 30. Actor Mateus Ward is 17.

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2017. There are 347 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 18, 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the "Boston Strangler," was convicted in Cambridge, Mass., of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. (Sentenced to life, DeSalvo was killed in prison in 1973.)

Ten years ago: Truck driver Tyrone Williams was spared the death penalty and sentenced by a federal court in Houston to life in prison for his role in the deaths of 19 immigrants crammed in a sweltering tractor-trailer. A heated controversy at the ABC show "Grey's Anatomy" boiled over as the network rebuked co-star Isaiah Washington for making an anti-gay comment against fellow actor T.R. Knight and Washington issued a lengthy apology (Washington ended up being dropped from the cast).

Five years ago: President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone XL project, a Canadian company's plan to build a 1,700-mile pipeline to carry oil across six U.S. states to Texas refineries. Wikipedia and other websites went dark to protest two congressional proposals intended to thwart the online piracy of copyrighted movies and TV programs.

One year ago: For the first time in 17 years, civil rights leaders gathered at the South Carolina Statehouse to pay homage to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. without the Confederate flag present; it was one of many rallies throughout the country. Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, 67, died in New York.

Today's Birthdays — Jan. 18: Movie director John Boorman is 84. Former Sen. Paul Kirk, D-Mass., is 79. Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 76. Comedian-singer-musician Brett Hudson is 64. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 62. Country singer/actor Mark Collie (TV: "Nashville") is 61. Actor Mark Rylance is 57. Actress Alison Arngrim (TV: "Little House on the Prairie") is 55. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is 54. Actress Jane Horrocks is 53. Comedian Dave Attell (uh-TEHL') is 52. Actor Jesse L. Martin is 48. Rapper DJ Quik is 47. Rock singer Jonathan Davis (Korn) is 46. Former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous is 44. Singer Christian Burns (BBMak) is 43. Actor Derek Richardson is 41. Actor Jason Segel is 37. Actress Samantha Mumba is 34. Country singer Kristy Lee Cook (TV: "American Idol") is 33. Actress Devin Kelley is 31. Actor Mateus Ward is 18.

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2018. There are 347 days left in the year.



Today's Highlights in History:

On Jan. 18, 1943, during World War II, Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto launched their initial armed resistance against Nazi troops, who eventually succeeded in crushing the rebellion. The Soviets announced they'd broken through the long Nazi siege of Leningrad (it was another year before the siege was fully lifted). A U.S. ban on the sale of pre-sliced bread — aimed at reducing bakeries' demand for metal replacement parts — went into effect.

Ten years ago: With recession fears rising and the stock market tumbling, President George W. Bush called for up to $150 billion in tax relief for consumers and business. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon designated George Clooney a U.N. "messenger of peace" to promote the world body's activities. Actress Lois Nettleton died in Woodland Hills, Calif., at age 80.



Five years ago: Former Democratic New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted on charges that he used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. (Nagin was found guilty of charges including bribery and money laundering, and is serving a 10-year prison sentence; his conviction is being appealed.)



One year ago: Twenty-nine people were killed when an avalanche buried the Hotel Rigopiano in central Italy (nine people were pulled out alive by rescuers). President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term, arguing in his final White House news conference that the former Army intelligence analyst had served a "tough prison sentence" already. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. Opera singer Roberta Peters, 86, died in Rye, N.Y.



Today's Birthdays — Jan. 18: Movie director John Boorman is 85. Former Sen. Paul Kirk, D-Mass., is 80. Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 77. Comedian-singer-musician Brett Hudson is 65. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 63. Country singer-actor Mark Collie is 62. Actor Mark Rylance is 58. Actress Alison Arngrim (TV: "Little House on the Prairie") is 56. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is 55. Actress Jane Horrocks is 54. Comedian Dave Attell (uh-TEHL') is 53. Actor Jesse L. Martin is 49. Rapper DJ Quik is 48. Rock singer Jonathan Davis (Korn) is 47. Former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous is 45. Singer Christian Burns (BBMak) is 44. Actor Derek Richardson is 42. Actor Jason Segel is 38. Actress Samantha Mumba is 35. Country singer Kristy Lee Cook (TV: "American Idol") is 34. Actress Devin Kelley is 32. Actress Ashleigh Murray (TV: "Riverdale") is 30. Tennis player Angelique Kerber is 30. Actor Mateus Ward is 19.

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