January 18 holds a lot of significant events in human history. But like any day, there are more popular things that happened in history than others. For history buffs out there, some might know that on January 18, James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands in 1778, which he named the "Sandwich Islands."
On January 18, 1919, the Paris Peace Conference opened in Versailles, France.
And on January 18, 1993, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was officially observed for the first time in all 50 state.