This day in the World in 1991 Iraq starts firing Scud missiles at Israeli cities.
Born on this day in World in 1782 Daniel Webster Congressman from New Hampshire was born, Massachusetts senator and secretary of state before the Civil War.
Born on this day in world in 1892 Oliver Hardy was born American comic actor and one half of Laurel and Hardy ,the double act that began in the era of silent films (1927-1955).
This day In world in 1219 Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, thousands killed
Today is National and International Michigan Day
On January 18, National Michigan Day recognizes the Great Lake State.Surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan has more shoreline than any of the contiguous 48 states. Of the 50 states, only Alaska has more.
First explored by the French, the area became a U.S territory in 1783. Flush with iron and copper, Michigan would become a center of industrial activity.