The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)
TODAY IN HISTORY
WEDNESDAY JAN 18, 2023
English navigator Captain James Cook reached the present-day Hawaiian Islands, which he named the “Sandwich Islands.”
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.
Entertainer Danny Kaye was born David Daniel Kaminsky in New York City.
During World War II, Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto launched their initial armed resistance against Nazi troops, who eventually succeeded in crushing the rebellion.
The situation comedy “The Jeffersons,” a spin-off from “All in the Family,” premiered on CBS-TV.
A jury in Los Angeles acquitted former preschool operators Raymond Buckey and his mother, Peggy Mcmartin Buckey, of 52 child molestation charges.
Financially strapped Eastern Airlines shut down after more than six decades in business.
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was observed in all 50 states for the first time.
The world’s largest commercial jet, the Airbus A380 “superjumbo” capable of flying up to 800 passengers, was unveiled in Toulouse, France.
President Barack Obama rejected the Keystone XL project, a Canadian company’s plan to build a 1,700-mile pipeline to carry oil across six U.S. states to Texas refineries.
Jason Van Dyke, the white Chicago police officer who gunned down Black teenager Laquan Mcdonald in 2014, was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison.
Former Democratic New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted on charges that he’d used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.