On This Day: January 18

January 18, 2015 § Leave a comment

1535
Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima, Peru.

Francisco Pizarro, 1540. Source: Wikipedia. Click to enlarge.

Francisco Pizarro, 1540. Source: Wikipedia. Click to enlarge.

Source: HistoryOrb

1854
On Jan. 18, 1854, Thomas Watson, the American telephone pioneer and shipbuilder, was born. Following his death on Dec. 13, 1934, his obituary appeared in The Times.

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Thomas Augustus Watson, 1902. Source: Library of Congress, Washinton, D.C. Click to enlarge.

Thomas Augustus Watson, 1902. Source: Library of Congress, Washinton, D.C. Click to enlarge.

1912
On Jan. 18, 1912, English explorer Robert F. Scott and his expedition reached the South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there first.

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Source: The Times

1985
Coen brothers release debut film, Blood Simple.

Source: History.com

2012

Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) blackout becomes the largest protest in the history of the internet.

2014
20th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Mathew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett win.

Source: HistoryOrb

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