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            Here is what happened on Wednesday - January 18th...
            It is day 18 of the year 2017, and there are 347 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

            1779,Peter Roget, of Thesaurus fame, invented Slide Rule, created pocket chessboard.
     Today, this person is/would be 238 years old.
            1782,Daniel Webster, early American orator and politician.
     Today, this person is/would be 235 years old.
            1813,Joseph Farwell Glidden, invented first commercially usable barbed wire.
     Today, this person is/would be 204 years old.
            1854,Thomas A. Watson, needed by Alexander Graham Bell.
     Today, this person is/would be 163 years old.
            1955,Kevin Costner, actor.
     Today, this person is/would be 62 years old.
            1892,Oliver Hardy, of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy.
     Today, this person is/would be 125 years old.
            1904,Cary Grant, actor.
     Today, this person is/would be 113 years old.
            1913,Danny Kaye, singer, actor, dancer.
     Today, this person is/would be 104 years old.
            1967,Kim Perrot guard, houston Comets #10.
     Today, this person is/would be 50 years old.

      Events On This Day In History...

            1644,First UFO sighting in America, by perplexed Pilgrims in Boston.
            1777,San Jose, CA is founded.
            1778,Captain James Cook stumbles over the Hawaiian Islands.
            1869,The elegant California Theatre opens in San Francisco.
            1911,First shipboard landing of a plane (from Tanforan Park to the USS Pennsylvania).
            1975,The original Morris The Cat dies. Finniky Pussy Cat!

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