January 18

Congress orders that signed copies of the Declaration of Independence be sent to the states.

1778 James Cook on his third Pacific expedition first views O’ahu and Kaua’i in the Hawaiian Islands. He names them the “Sandwich Islands.” He is sailing with the ships HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery.

1779 Peter Roget, created a Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases.

1782 Daniel Webster, American Lawyer, Senator and Secretary of State.

For a Spiral Bound book with information on events that happened on each day of the year during the American Revolutionary Period goto: American Revolutionary Period: 1760-1789

Published in: on January 18, 2010 at 12:06 am  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://thisdayarp.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/january-18/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: