Tabloid Tales of the Past

Jan. 18, 2002

A marriage seminar will be held Feb. 8-9 at Redeeming Love Fellowship, 8930 Turin Road.

Jan. 18, 1992

"Grass roots" farmers in northern Oneida and southern Lewis counties oppose shipping 10 tons of dairy products to Moscow as a humanitarian gesture, milk strike organizers said today.

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2012. There are 348 days left in the year.

Today in History

On Jan. 18, 1862, the 10th president of the United States, John Tyler, died in Richmond, Va., at age 71, shortly before he could take his seat as an elected member of the Confederate Congress.

On this date:

In 1778, English navigator James Cook reached the present-day Hawaiian Islands, which he named the "Sandwich Islands."

Today’s Birthdays

Movie director John Boorman is 79. Former Sen. Paul Kirk, D-Mass., is 74. Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 71. Comedian-singer-musician Brett Hudson is 59. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 57.

ºThought for Today

"Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbours." - Rudyard Kipling, British author and poet (born 1865, died this date in 1936).