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January 4:

1847: Samuel Colt sold his first revolvers to the US government.

1896: Utah became the 45th state.

1913: Death of German military strategist Alfred von Schlieffen. His Schlieffen Plan was the German blueprint fo war that, when followed rigidly the next year, helped to turn a minor skirmish in the Balkans into World War I.

1965: In his State of the Union address, Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson described his vision for a Great Society.

1974: Pres. Richard Nixon refused to hand over tapes demanded by the Senate Watergate Committee.

1999: The European Union introduced a new currency, the Euro.

2007: Nancy Pelosi became the first woman Speaker of the House.
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January 5:

1531: Pope Clement VII forbade Henry VIII to remarry under the threat of excommunication.

1916: The first conscription bill was introduced in the British Parliament.

1920: New York Yankees announced they had purchased Babe Ruth.

1933: Construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge at the entrance to San Francisco Bay.

1949: Pres. Truman delivered his Fair Deal speech: a domestic agenda along the lines of the New Deal.

1968: Beginning of the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia.
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January 6:

1066: Harold II was crowned King of England. His reign would not last long as he would be killed in the Battle of Hastings in October.

1412: Birthday of Joan of Arc

1759: George Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis.

1798: Birthday of frontiersman Jedediah Smith.

1838: Samuel Morse demonstrated the first telegraph.

1912: New Mexico became the 47th state.

1919: Death of Theodore Roosevelt.

1941: Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke before Congress of the Four Freedoms, signaling that his foreign policy was taking a turn because of the war in Europe.

1945: George H.W. Bush married Barbara Pierce.

2001: Congress certified George W. Bush the winner of the 2000 presidential election.
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January 7:

1927: First game of the Harlem Globetrotters.

1953: Pres. Truman announced the U.S. development of the hydrogen bomb.

1955: Marian Anderson was the first black to sing at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC.

1959: The U.S. recognized the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro, hoping they had a friend.

1979: Vietnamese troops captured Phnom Pen and overthrew the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime of Pol Pot.

1999: Beginning of Pres. Bill Clinton's impeachment trial.

2015: Islamofascist terrorists murdered 12 people in the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical publication.
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January 8:

1642: Death of Galileo.

1815: Battle of New Orleans: a few weeks after the peace treaty was signed (but no one on this side of the Atlantic knew), Gen. Andrew Jackson led American forces in a victory over the British army near New Orleans.

1835: America has $0 national debt.

1916: Allied forces retreated from Gallipoli.

1918: Pres. Woodrow Wilson announced his Fourteen Points. Without consulting the Allies, he announced his WWI agenda.

2011: Crazed man went on a shooting rampage near Tuscon, killing 6 and injuring 13 including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

2016: Mexican authorities captured "El Chapo."
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January 9:

1776: Thomas Paine published the revolutionary pamphlet Common Sense.

1913: Birthday of Richard M. Nixon.

1945: The U.S. invaded Luzon in the Philippines.

1972: Fire broke out on the RMS Queen Elizabeth while it was in Hong Kong harbor. Despite great efforts by firefighters, it sank there and the wreckage remained for years.

2001: Apple launched iTunes.

2007: Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone.
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January 10:

1901: Oil gusher struck at Spindletop near Beaumont.

1920: The League of Nations was formally instituted.

1941: Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced the Lend Lease program to aid the Allies during WWII.

1946: First meeting of the United Nations.
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historian said:

January 10:

1901: Oil gusher struck at Spindletop near Beaumont.


One of the first beneficiaries of the Spindletop boom was Baylor, when George W. Carroll (president of the Gladys City Oil Co that owned the mineral rights where Lucas No. 1 came in) funded construction of the Carroll Library and Carroll Science Building, both which opened in 1903.
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Thanks for the insight. My history knowledge is more general, US, or Europe. Not so much about Baylor or athletics. I'm happy to expand my knowledge.
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January 11:

1908: Pres. Theodore Roosevelt designated the Grand Canyon as a national monument.

1928: Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin banished rival Leon Trotsky. 20 later, Trotsky would be murdered in Mexico under Stalin's orders.

1935: Aviator Amelia Earhart flew from Hawaii to California.

1964: US Surgeon announced a link between smoking & cancer.

1989: Pres. Ronald Reagan delivered his farewell address.

2010: Death of Miep Gies, the Amsterdam woman who protected Anne Frank & her family from the Germans during WWII.

2012: Joran van der Sloot admitted to murdering an American girl in Aruba in 2010.
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January 12:

1879: British-Zulu war began.

1888: Devastating blizzard struck the Great Plains killing 235 people.

1919: First meeting of the Big Four in Paris.

2010: A huge earthquake decimated Haiti killing an estimated 300,000 & displacing as many as a million.
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January 13:

1128: The pope recognized the Knights Templar.

1929: Wyatt Earp died in Los Angeles.

1982: Airplane crashed into the Potomac River after taking off from Washington National Airport.
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January 14:

1639: Colonists is Connecticut adopted the Fundamental Orders, the first colonial constitution.

1741: Birthday of Benedict Arnold.

1784: Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris, formally ending the War for Independence.

1874: Birthday of Albert Schweitzer.

1954: Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio.

1963: Inauguration of George Wallace as governor of Alabama.
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January 15:

1559: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

1777: Vermont declared their independence from New York.

1870: The Democratic donkey first appeared in a publication as political cartoonist Thomas Nast penned a cartoon of "A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" critical of Copperhead politicians.

1919: Great Molasses Flood: a tank burst spewing gallons of hot molasses into the streets of Boston & killing 21 people.

1919: Spartacus rebels were murdered in Berlin. Rosa Luxemburg & Karl Liebknecht had attempted to stage a communist revolution in Germany but failed as Freikorps resisted their efforts.

1929: Birthday of MLK

1967: The Packers beat the Chiefs in the first Super Bowl.

1970: Qaddafi became premier of Libya.

2009: "Miracle on the Hudson": Pilot Sully Sullenberger landed his jet safely on the Hudson River moments after the engines were disabled by a flock of birds. Everyone safely left the plane due to his heroic actions.
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More on the Great Molasses Flood


https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/molasses-floods-boston-streets?utm_sq=gavncgeabo&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dallasheritagevillageatoldcitypark&utm_content=interestinghistory&fbclid=IwAR2a2VT3ij8kwnNbLSl8OSx3LSKyADSyJL-AGxbQudnqKsNNW31rAj8GWX0
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January 16:

1605: Miguel de Cervante's Don Quixote was published.

1861: The Senate killed the Crittendon Compromise which some hoped would avert the Civil War. It was doomed from the beginning as southerners demanded that Pres. Lincoln acquiesce in the one thing he said he would never do: allow slavery to expand into western territories.

1919: Congress ratified Prohibition.

1938: Benny Goodman jazz concert at Carnegie Hall.

1945: Hitler went into his bunker in central Berlin where he would remain until his suicide on April 30.

1979: The Shah of Iran fled the country.

1991: Beginning of Persian Gulf War. The UN deadline for Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait expired and the allied forces began the military effort to remove them by force.

1997: Bill Cosby's son was murdered.
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January 17:

1781: Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina, an important victory of American Patriot forces against The British Army aided by Loyalists.

1820: Birthday of Anne Bront.

1893: Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown.

1945: Soviet Red Army captured Warsaw.

1950: The famous Brink's robbery in Boston as 11 men stole $11 million ($29 million today).

1961: Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his Farewell Address, warning America of the military-industrial complex.

1994: Paula Jones accused Pres. Bill Clinton of sexual harassment.

1994: Los Angeles earthquake
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Bill and his women. Lol
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January 18:

1778: Capt. Cook arrived in Hawaii.

1803: Pres. Thomas Jefferson requested funding from Congress for the Corps of Discovery, the voyage of exploration by Lewis & Clark of the newly purchased Louisiana Territory.

1912: Robert Scott reached the South Pole

1919: Beginning of Paris Peace Conference to end WWI.

1990: Mayor of Washington, D.C. Marion Berry was arrested on drug charges.
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January 19:

1807: Birthday of Robert E. Lee

1809: Birthday of Edgar Allen Poe

1966: Indira Gandhi became Prime Minister of India.
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January 20:

1841: The Chinese ceded Hong Kong to the British.

1942: Wannsee Conference: top Nazi officials both in and out of government met in a Berlin suburb to plan out methodically the Final Solution, aka the Holocaust.

1981: End of Iran Hostage Crisis

1996: Yasar Arafat was elected leader of the Palestinians.


Inauguration Day: Every 4 years the newly elected or reelected president is inaugurated on January 20 beginning in 1941 with FDR's 2nd term.
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January 21:

1738: Birthday of Ethan Allen, American Patriot & hero of the War for Independence.

1793: King Louis XVI executed by guillotine in the Place de las Revolution in Paris.

1924: Death of Vladimir Lenin

1950: Alger Hiss convicted of perjury for lying about being a Soviet spy.

1976: The first Concorde airplanes took off from London's Heathrow Airport & Paris's Orly Airport.

1977: Pres. Carter pardoned Vietnam War draft dodgers (such as Bill Clinton).

2009: Toyota passed GM as largest automobile manufacturer.
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January 21

1940 - Birthday of Jack Nicklaus aka the GOAT
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January 22:

1788: Birthday of George Gordon, Lord Byron

1840: British colonists arrived in New Zealand.

1901: Death of Queen Victoria

1905: "Bloody Sunday": the tsar's soldiers opened fire on a large crowd of peaceful protestors, killing and wounding hundreds. After the massacre, the incompetent monarch was forced to make reforms.

1927: The Immortal 10 were killed when a train struck the team bus in Round Rock on their way to a game in Austin.

1973: Death of Lyndon B. Johnson, former president of the U.S.

1973: The Supreme Court decided to allow abortions in the infamous Roe v Wade decision, thus beginning the American Holocaust.

1980: Soviet authorities arrested physicist and dissident Andrei Sakharov for his criticism of the regime.

1984: Apple's "1984" ad to introduce the Macintosh aired during the Super Bowl. It only aired the one time.

1998: Ted Kaczynski, aka the "Unibomber", pled guilty to the bombings.

2008: Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose of prescription medicine.
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January 23:

1556: Deadliest earthquake in history: in Shaanxi, China a devastating earthquake killed apx. 830,000.

1849: Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive a medical degree.

1920: The Netherlands refused to extradite the former German Kaiser to the Allies. He spent the rest of his life in exile there.

1941: Charles Lindbergh, aviator hero, went before Congress urging the U.S. to negotiate with Hitler.
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January 23:

1556: Deadliest earthquake in history: in Shaanxi, China a devastating earthquake killed apx. 830,000.

1849: Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive a medical degree.

1920: The Netherlands refused to extradite the former German Kaiser to the Allies. He spent the rest of his life in exile there.

1941: Charles Lindbergh, aviator hero, went before Congress urging the U.S. to negotiate with Hitler.

Lindbergh would have done well in today's Hollywood.
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Neville Chamberlain too.
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Yeah that kinda surprised me.
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Unfortunately, despite being an American hero, Charles Lindbergh had Nazi sympathies. To be honest, quite a few prominent Americans from the 1930s had similar attitudes including some that would be surprising.
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January 24:

1781: Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox", raided a British position in Georgetown, South Carolina. Marion was a partial inspiration for Mel Gibson's character in The Patriot.

1848: Gold was discovered in northern California beginning the gold rush.

1908: Robert Baden-Powell published the first installment of Scouting for Boys in England. Thus began the Boy Scouts movement.

1935: First canned beer sold

1956: Emmett Till's murderers confessed in Look magazine.

1965: Death of Winston Churchill

2011: Chechen terrorists bombed Moscow's airport.
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January 24:

1781: Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox", raided a British position in Georgetown, South Carolina. Marion was a partial inspiration for Mel Gibson's character in The Patriot.

1848: Gold was discovered in northern California beginning the gold rush.

1908: Robert Baden-Powell published the first installment of Scouting for Boys in England. Thus began the Boy Scouts movement.

1935: First canned beer sold

1956: Emmett Till's murderers confessed in Look magazine.

1965: Death of Winston Churchill

2011: Chechen terrorists bombed Moscow's airport.

i think the murder of Emmett Till may have been the catalyst for what was long overdue. Good things from horrible events
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Along with a few other things. But momentum had been building with the Supreme Court's Brown decision and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
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January 25:

1924: First Winter Olympics

1961: Pres. John F. Kennedy held the first live TV press conference.

1971: Charles Manson & his followers were convicted of murder.
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January 25:

1924: First Winter Olympics

1961: Pres. John F. Kennedy held the first live TV press conference.

1971: Charles Manson & his followers were convicted of murder.

Listened to LA DA Vincent Bugliosi as a guest speaker on the Baylor Campus in the 80s

Manson was seriously off his rocker.

 
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