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Three things from this day in history, Jan. 18:

*In 1778 Captain James Cook discovers the Hawaiian Islands, naming them the ‘Sandwich Islands’ after the First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Sandwich.

*In 1896 first college basketball game with five players on each side is conducted by the University of Iowa; invites student athletes from University of Chicago for an experimental game; Chicago beats Iowa 15-2.

*In 1964 plans are disclosed for the World Trade Center in New York.

Happy birthday to…Daniel Webster, US Secretary of State, politician and lawyer, born in Salisbury, NH in 1782…Daniel Williams, American heart surgeon who performed the first open heart surgery, born in Hollidaysburg, PA in 1858…Constance Moore, American singer and actress, born in Sioux City, IA in 1920.