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January 18, 1775 Provincial congress called to order in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 18, 1776 James Wright, John Mullryne, Josiah Tatnall and Anthony Stokes are ordered to be arrested, their associates disarmed. Wright is arrested the same day by Major Joseph Habersham.
  James Wright
January 18, 1782 Daniel Webster born, Salisbury, New Hampshire
  Daniel Webster
January 18, 1854 Robert Milledge Charlton dies, Savannah, Georgia
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
January 18, 1871 Invitations go out for a University of Georgia Alumni meeting at the end of July. Benjamin Harvey Hill is to be the speaker.
January 18, 1892 Rotund actor Oliver Hardy, part of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team born in Harlem, Georgia
  Oliver Hardy
January 18, 1913 Wren's Nest, home of Joel Chandler Harris, becomes a memorial to the writer
  Joel Chandler Harris
January 18, 1939 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt establishes the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge between Atlanta and Macon.
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
January 18, 1950 Georgia State Industrial College renamed to Savannah State College
  City of Savannah, Georgia
January 18, 1960 City of Atlanta approves plan to desegregate schools
  Donald L. Hollowell
  The Road to Integration
January 18, 1981 Pvt. Joseph Christopher is arrested at Fort Benning, Georgia and charged in the assault on a black enlisted man. His arrest resulted in Buffalo NY police solving a string of racist murders by Christopher, who was from the Buffalo area.
January 18, 2011 Atlanta public high schools are placed on probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which warned that board infighting in the governance of the city's school system had reached a dangerous level.
  Atlanta School Cheating Scandal
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