TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Satur­day, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2020. There are 348 days left in the year.

ON THIS DATE IN HIS­TORY

On Jan. 18, 1993, the Martin Luther King Jr. hol­i­day was ob­served in all 50 states for the first time.

1778 — English nav­i­ga­tor Cap­tain James Cook reached the present-day Hawai­ian Is­lands, which he named the “Sand­wich Is­lands.”

1911 — The first land­ing of an air­craft on a ship took place as pi­lot Eugene B. Ely brought his Cur­tiss bi­plane in for a safe land­ing on the deck of the ar­mored cruiser USS Penn­syl­va­nia in San Fran­cisco Har­bor.

1949 — Charles Ponzi, en­gi­neer of one of the most spec­tac­u­lar mass swin­dles in his­tory, died des­ti­tute at a hos­pi­tal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at age 66.

2005 — The world’s largest com­mer­cial jet, the

Air­bus A380 “su­per­jumbo” ca­pa­ble of fly­ing up to 800 pas­sen­gers, was un­veiled in Toulouse, France.

TO­DAY’S BIRTHDAYS

Movie di­rec­tor John Boor­man is 87. Former Sen. Paul Kirk, D-Mass., is 82. Singer-song­writer Bobby Golds­boro is 79. Co­me­dian-singer-mu­si­cian Brett Hud­son is 67. Ac­tor-di­rec­tor Kevin Cost­ner is 65. Coun­try singer-ac­tor Mark Col­lie is 64. Ac­tor Mark Ry­lance

is 60. Ac­tress Ali­son Arn­grim (TV: “Lit­tle House on the Prairie”) is 58. Former Mary­land Gov. Martin O’Mal­ley is 57. Ac­tress Jane Hor­rocks is 56. Co­me­dian Dave At­tell is 55. Ac­tor Jesse L. Martin is 51. Rap­per DJ Quik is 50. Rock singer Jonathan Davis (Korn) is 49. Former NAACP Pres­i­dent and CEO Ben­jamin Todd Jeal­ous is 47. Ac­tor Derek Richard­son is 44. Ac­tor Ja­son Segel is 40. Ac­tress Sa­man­tha Mumba is 37.

Coun­try singer Kristy Lee Cook (TV: “Amer­i­can Idol”) is 36. Ac­tress Devin Kel­ley is 34. Ac­tress Ash­leigh Mur­ray (TV: “Riverdale”) is 32. Ac­tor Zeeko Zaki is 30. Tennis player An­gelique Ker­ber is 32. Ac­tor Ma­teus Ward is 21.

THOUGHT FOR TO­DAY

“None can love free­dom heartily, but good men; the rest love not free­dom, but li­cense.” — John Mil­ton, English poet (1608-1674).

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