On This Day In History, 18 January

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World Events Today

  • The Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, founded the city of Lima in Peru today in 1535
  • The luxury British car maker Bentley Motors Limited, was founded today in 1919
  • Two teenage swimmers in Australia, were rescued by a drone for the first time today in 2018

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Polish pianist and composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski, became the temporary Prime Minister of Poland today in 1919
  • The American television series about the former astronaut Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man, was aired for the first time today in 1974 on the ABC network
  • John Cleese, appeared in his final episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus today in 1973, it was the last episode of season 3

Family Events Today

  • The English author Alan Alexander Milne, who wrote the Winnie-the-Pooh books, was born today in 1882 in London
  • The American comic actor, one half of the Laurel and Hardy silent film duo, Oliver Hardy, was born today in 1892

Main Event Today

  • The first members of “The First Fleet”, carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia, arrived at Botany Bay today in 1788

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Winnie The Pooh Day

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