Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Today in History - Jan. 18

by Jan Shoop

Terrific Tuesday is a new post that will cover today in history or this week in history. Listed below are great topics for writing assignments or research topics that will fit in with United States or World History studies.
Today in history January, 18:
In 1778, Captain James Cook discovered Hawaii.

In 1803, President Jefferson requested funding for the Lewis and Clark expedition.

In 1882, A.A. Milne the author of “Winnie the Pooh,” was born.

In 1896, the x-ray machine was exhibited for the first time.

In 1911, the first aircraft landed on a ship, the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco harbor.

In 1919, a World War I peace conference began in Paris, Francis to begin negotiations that would officially end the war.

In 1995, a network of caves was discovered near Vallon-Pont-d’Arc in France containing paintings and engravings 17,000 to 20,000 years old.