X (RAY) MARKS THE SPOT
On January 18, 1896: The first x-ray machine was exhibited in the United States in New York City. Admission cost 25 cents.
AND ALL THAT JAZZ
On January 18, 1944: The Metropolitan Opera House hosted its very first jazz concert. Performers included Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, and Jack Teagarden.
BORN ON THIS DAY: SETH LOW
On January 18, 1850: Politician and educator Seth Low, who served as mayor of Brooklyn, as President of Columbia University, as diplomatic representative of the United States, and as 92nd Mayor of New York City, was born in Brooklyn.
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