On This Day in History - January 18

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What Happened On This Day In History - January 18

1486 January 18

1486-01-18

King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV

1733 January 18

1733-01-18

1st polar bear exhibited in America (Boston)

1840 January 18

1840-01-18

Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st U.S. electrical journal, appears

1896 January 18

1896-01-18

1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in U.S. (New York City)

1911 January 18

1911-01-18

1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)

1923 January 18

1923-01-18

1st radio telegraph message from Netherlands to Dutch East Indies

1947 January 18

1947-01-18

Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400

1951 January 18

1951-01-18

1st use of lie detector in Netherlands

1964 January 18

1964-01-18

Plans for the World Trade Center announced (New York City NY)

1968 January 18

1968-01-18

U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.

1989 January 18

1989-01-18

Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)