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 This day in History - January 18
373 Historic Events for January 18
1701

Frederik I/Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia

Event
1726

Hendrik D F L, prince of Prussia/diplomat

Birth
1730

Peter II, czar of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14

Death
1732

Jean-Guillain Cardon, composer

Birth
1733

1st polar bear exhibited in America (Boston)

Event
1751

Ferdinand Kauer, composer

Birth
1760

Claudio Casciolini, composer, dies at 62

Death
1769

Hakuin Ekaku, Zen teacher (reformer of Rinzai school), dies in Japan

Death
1777

San Jose California, founded

Event
1778

Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)

Event
1779

Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)

Birth
1782

Daniel Webster, Salisbury NH, orator/politician/lawyer

Birth
1788

English settlers arrive in Aust's Botany Bay to setup penal colony

Event
1793

William Henry Havergal, composer

Birth
1795

Anna Paulowna Romanova, monarch of Russia/daughter of czar Paul I

Birth
1795

governor/viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England

Event
1795

French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance

Event
1809

Richard Caswell Gatlin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896

Birth
1813

Joseph Farwell Glidden, inventor (1st coml useable barbed wire)

Birth
1815

Richard Yates Gov, MC (Union), died in 1873

Birth
1815

James Chesnut Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885

Birth
1817

San Mart¡n leads a revolutionary army over Andes

Event
1817

Jacques Gregoir, composer

Birth
1818

Johannes van Vloten, Dutch literary/theologist

Birth
1820

Abraham Buford, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1884

Birth