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 This day in History - January 18
373 Historic Events for January 18
1943

Dave Greene, rocker

Birth
1944

1st Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts

Event
1944

Larry "Legs" Smith, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)

Birth
1944

Relus ter Beek, Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)

Birth
1945

Warsaw freed by Soviet army

Event
1946

Katia Ricclarelli, actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot)

Birth
1947

"Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances

Event
1947

Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)

Event
1947

Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400

Event
1948

1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Event
1948

Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)

Event
1948

Takeshi Kitano, Tokyo Japan, actor (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence)

Birth
1949

"They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)

Event
1949

South African Rev Andries P Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer

Event
1949

1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)

Event
1950

Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed," premieres in London

Event
1950

Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion

Event
1950

John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science)

Birth
1950

Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)

Birth
1950

Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer

Birth
1951

NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts

Event
1951

NFL rules tackles, guards and centers ineligible for forward pass

Event
1951

Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"

Event
1951

Robert Mark, US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41

Death
1951

1st use of lie detector in Netherlands

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