On This Day: January 18
January 18, 2015 § Leave a comment
Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima, Peru.
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.
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.
Source: The Times
Coen brothers release debut film, Blood Simple.
Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) blackout becomes the largest protest in the history of the internet.
20th Screen Actors Guild Awards: Mathew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett win.