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This Month in History for January

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January has been a very busy month throughout history. The following is a list of the most important events occurring throughout the month.

January

1 – Ellis Island opens in New York City – 1892; The first Orange Bowl football game is held – 1935; The United Nations is established – 1942; Ireland is added to Great Britain – 1812; Fidel Castro seizes power in Cuba – 1959; Aides of Nixon are found guilty of obstruction of justice – 1975

2 – A 55 mph speed limit is approved in the U.S. – 1974; The Japanese capture the Philippines capital or Manila – 1942; Senator John F. Kennedy announces his intention to run for the Democratic presidential nomination – 1960.

3 – The first Pontiac is introduced – 1926; Apple Computer is incorporated – 1977; Alaska becomes the 49th state – 1938; British Egyptologist Howard Carter finds the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings – 1924; Pres. Bush and Russian Pres. Boris Yeltsin sign the Start II Treaty – 1993.

4 – Pres. George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address – 1790; Elvis Presley records his first demo record – 1954; Nancy Pelosi is elected as the first female Speaker of the House – 2007;

5 – Henry Ford introduces $5.00 per day wages for all of his Ford workers – 1914; Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the U.S. – 1925; Work begins on the Golden Gate Bridge – 1933

6 – The Yankees buy Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox – 1920; Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers a State of the Union to Congress asking for aide to support the Allies fighting the Axis powers – 1941; Skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding at skating event – 1994

7 – Pres. Truman announces the U.S. has developed a hydrogen bomb – 1953; a patent is issued for the first typewriter invented by British inventor Henry Mill – 1714; the first U.S. commercial bank opens – 1782; The first Presidential impeachment trial in 130 years begins against Pres. Clinton – 1999

8 – Pres. Lyndon Johnson declares “War on Poverty” – 1964; Pres. George W. Bush signs the No Child Left Behind Act – 2002; The Battle of New Orleans begins – 1815; Charles de Gaulle takes office as Pres. Of France – 1959

9 – Toyota and Datsun first appear in the U.S. – 1958; Apple introduces the 4.5 in. x 2.4 in apple iPhone – 2007; Construction work begins on the Aswan High Dam across the Nile in Egypt – 1960

10 – G.I. Bill signed into law – 1944; The first General Assembly meeting of the U.S. is held – 1946; The first Beatles album is released in the U.S. – 1964; The first underground railway service in the world opens in London – 1863; The U.S. and the Vatican establish diplomatic relations after a 116 year break – 1984

11 – Alabama secedes from the Union in events leading up to the Civil War – 1861; Lithuania demands political independence from Soviet Russia – 1990

12 – Haiti hit by massive 7.0 earthquake – 2010; The Zulu War begins in South Africa – 1879; Congress authorizes Pres. George bush to use military force against Iraq following invasion of Kuwait – 1991;

13 – P Wham-O Company begins making the Frisbee – 1957; Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom Prison for the second time – 1968; The British Independent Labor Party is founded – 1893; Douglas Wilder of Virginia become the first African American governor in the U.S. – 1990

14 – Pres. Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill begin meetings in Casablanca to work on WWII strategy – 1943; The Loch Ness Monster is spotted and reported in newspapers – 1934; The “Today” program begins on NBC – 1952; Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DeMaggio – 1954

15 – A hearse automobile is first used in a funeral procession – 1909; The first Super Bowl is held in Los Angeles as the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas city Chiefs – 1967; Princess Diana calls for an immediate international ban on land mines – 1997; Flight 1549 crashes in the Hudson River – 2009; The first use of the donkey to symbolize the Democratic Party appears in a “Harper’s Weekly” cartoon – 1870; Henry VIII becomes the Supreme Head of the Church of England – 1535

16 – Operation Desert Storm begins – 1991; Space Shuttle Columbia leaves on final mission – 2003; War in El Salvador ends – 1992; Ivan the Terrible crowns himself the first Russian Czar – 1547

17 – The first Volkswagen Beetle arrives in the U.S. – 1949; The Great Brinks Bank Robbery occurs – 1950; The ship Resolution, under Captain Cook, crosses the Antarctic – 1773

18 – The Boston Strangler Albert DeSalvo is sentenced to life in prison – 1967; Iraq attacks Tel Aviv – 1991; Robert Clifton Weaver sworn in as first African American Cabinet member – 1966

19 – Indira Gandhi becomes Prime Minister of India – 1966; Apple announces the Apple Lisa as first personal computer with a mouse – 1983; Klaus Barbie, the Nazi Butcher of Lyon, arrested in Bolivia – 1983

20 – Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated for a 4th term as U.S. President – 1945; Pres. Ronald Reagan becomes oldest President to take office – 1981; Yasir Arafat takes office as leader of Palestine – 1996

21 – U.S. launches first atomic submarine, Nautilus – 1954; Toyota recalls 2.3 mil. Cars – 2010; The Concorde begins commercial flights – 1976; King Louis XVI is executed in Paris – 1793; Vladimir Lenin dies – 1924

22 – Queen Victoria dies – 1901; Alcohol Prohibition Bill introduced in Congress – 1920; New Apple Macintosh computer introduced – 1984; K Mart files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy – 2002; Supreme Court rules abortion legal in the U.S. – 1973

23 – Insulin first used – 1922; 20th Amendment to Constitution ratified – 1933; 24th Amendment to Constitution ratified – 1964; American ship Pueblo seized by North Korea – 1968; Charles Curtis of Oklahoma becomes first person of Am. Indian heritage elected to U.S. Senate – 1907

24 – First canned beer sold – 1935; Serial killer Ted Bundy electrocuted – 1989; Calif. Gold rush begins – 1848; Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi discovered living in Guam after 28 years of hiding – 1972; Winston Churchill dies – 1965

25 – First Winter Olympics held in France – 1924; New hourly wage set at .35 cents per hour – 1933; Beatles have first #1 hit, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” – 1964; Boeing 707 makes first transcontinental flight from Calif. to New York – 1959, Al Capone dies – 1947

26 – India formally becomes a Republic – 1950; Pres. Clinton denies “having sexual relations” with Monica Lewinsky – 1998; British establish a settlement at Sydney Harbor Australia – 1788

27 – John Logie Baird demonstrates a television system in London – 1926; Siege of Leningrad broken – 1944; Three American Astronauts killed in Apollo I – 1967; U.S. involvement in war in Vietnam ends – 1973; U.S. conducts first bombing raid on Germany – 1943

28 – Space Shuttle Challenger explodes on takeoff – 1986; King Henry VIII dies – 1547; U.S. Coast Guard is created by Congress – 1915; Iceland becomes first country to legalize abortion – 1935; Harvey Gantt, African American student, enters Clemson College making South Carolina last state to hold out against integration – 1963

29 – Patent given to Karl Benz for a motorized wagon with internal combustion engine – 1886; Disney release animated film “Sleeping Beauty” to theatres – 1959; Hawaii proclaims Liliuokalani as Queen – 1891; 18th Amendment to Constitution ratified – 1919

30 – Wall Street Crash – 1931; Mahatma Ghandi assassinated – 1948; Beatles make their last public performance – 1969; Viet Cong begins Tet Offensive – 1968; Andrew Jackson survives assassination attempt – 1835, Adolf Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany – 1933; Gordon Liddy and James McCord convicted in Watergate Scandal – 1973

31 – German troops surrender at Stalingrad, Hitler’s first defeat in WW II – 1943; Eddie Slovik, U.S. private, executed for desertion – 1945; The Great Storm strikes Netherlands, England and Belgium – 1953

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