On January 18th,
1778 Captain James Cook accidently finds the Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)
1886 Modern field hockey is born
1912 British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arrives at the South Pole only to find that Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, had preceded them by just over a month.
1918 Eighteenth Amendment ratified, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages.
1944 – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers are Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
SciFi? BBC America are to air one hour documentaries looking at the era of each Doctor in a new series called The Doctors Revisited. It starts Sunday, Jan 27 with The First Doctor. BBC America are advertising the series stating that a classic episode will be shown after each documentary. Their schedules now indicate a two hour slot for The Doctors Revisited: The First Doctor.