Jan 18, 2020
January 18. In 575, 7-year-old Leo II became Byzantine emperor, but died 10 months later. In 1896, the x-ray machine was exhibited for the first time. In 1919, the WW1 Peace Congress opened in Versailles. In 1943, American bakers stopped selling sliced bread until the end of WW2. Also in 1943, Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto had their first uprising. In 1950, the federal tax on margarine was repealed. In 1965, Barbra Streisand and Bobby Darin sang for LBJ's inauguration. In 1981, Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachuted off a Houston skyscraper becoming the first 2 people to base jump from a building, antennae, bridge and cliff. In 1990, Chicago Mayor Marion Barry was arrested for drug possession. In 1993, the MLK holiday was observed in all 50 US states for the first time. Happy Birthday, Denise Bombardier, Amy Barger, Mary Jepkosgei Keitany, Angelique Kerber. It's the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Mission: Act like a Christian if you call yourself one, dammit.