On This Day — January 18th
January 18th is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 347 days remaining until the end of the year (348 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).
1486 – King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV.
1778 – James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the “Sandwich Islands”.
1896 – An X-ray generating machine is exhibited for the first time by H. L. Smith.
1967 – Albert DeSalvo, the “Boston Strangler”, is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
2005 – The Airbus A380, the world’s largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France.
Actor Kevin Costner turns 63
Model Kelly Rohrbach turns 28
WWE Superstar Dave Bautista turns 49
Actress Ashleigh Murray turns 30
Actor Mark Rylance turns 58
Actress Becca Tobin turns 32