On This Day — January 18th

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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).

Historical Events:

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.

Celebrity Births:

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

88th Academy Awards Results

It was a successful Academy Awards with many shocks and twists. I won’t bother with the categories that no one cares about, but here’s the ones that matter –

Best Picture – Spotlight

Best Director – Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant)

Best Actress – Brie Larson (Room)

Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)

Best Support Actress – Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)