On this day in history...

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December 30:

1460: Wars of the Roses: The Duke of York was defeated & killed by the Lancastrians at the Battle of Wakefield.

1803: The US took possession of the Louisiana Territory from France with a simple ceremony in New Orleans.

1853: Gadsden Purchase: the US purchased a tract of land from Mexico to facilitate the building of a southern transcontinental railroad. This completed the borders of the 48 states.

1862: The USS Monitor, one of the first ironclads, sunk off the coast of North Carolina.

1865: Birthday of Rudyard Kipling, British writer, author of Jungle Book

1916: Rasputin murdered after multiple failed attempts.

1922: Establishment of USSR.

1947: Soviet-backed communists forced Romania's King Michael to abdicate.

1965: Ferdinand Marcos was sworn in as president of the Philippines.

1972: Pres. Nixon ceased a two week long air campaign against North Vietnam and agreed to resume peace negotiations.

2006: Execution by hanging of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
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December 31:

1600: Queen Elizabeth I granted a charter to the East India Company.

1720: Birthday of Charles Edward Stuart, grandson of James II, also known as the Young Pretender and Bonnie Prince Charlie

1775: Gen. George Washington ordered recruiting officers to accept free blacks into the army.

1815: Birthday of George Meade, Union general who defeated Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg

1862: The army of Gen. William Rosecrans repelled two Confederate attacks at the Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone River).

1869: Birthday of Henri Matisse, French artist

1879: Thomas Edison demonstrated the incandescent lightbulb.

1889: Birthday of George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army during WWII, Secretary of State under Pres. Harry S. Truman, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient for the Marshall Plan

1908: Birthday of Simon Wiesenthal, Holocaust survivor who dedicated his life to tracking down and bringing to justice Nazi war criminals

1915: A German U-boat torpedoed the British liner Persiawithout warning and killing 335 passengers.

1923: For the first time the Sahara was crossed by automobile.

1965: California became the most populous state.

1999: The US turned over the Panama Canal to Panamanian control.
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January 1: NEW YEARS DAY!

45 BC: The Julian Calendarwas implemented for the first time.

1500: Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvares Cabralarrived on the coast of Brazil and claimed the land for Portugal.

1586: English sailor Sir Francis Drakelaunched a surprise attack on the heavily fortified Spanish city of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispianola.

1698: The colonists in Massachusetts signed a peace treaty with the neighboring Abenaki Indians ending their hostilities.

1735: Birthday of Paul Revere, American patriot

1752: Birthday of Betsy Ross, American flag maker

1788: First edition of The Times, London's oldest running newspaper, was published.

1801 - United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland established

1803: The Haitians proclaimed their independence.

1808: American law banning the importation of slaves from Africa went into effect.

1818: Publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

1830: William Lloyd Garrisonpublished the first edition of his abolitionist paper The Liberator.

1863: Pres. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves in all areas under rebellion.

1895: Birthday of J. Edgar Hoover, founding director of the FBI

1901 - Commonwealth of Australia established

1907: The Pure Food and Drug Act became law in the U.S.

1915: Preview of pro-KKK film The Birth of a Nation in Riverside, California. It would later be the first film shown in the White House.

1937: At a party at the Hormel Mansion in Minnesota, a guest won a $100 prize for naming a new canned meat: Spam.

1942: Creation of the United Nations.

1958: Johnny Cash performed at San Quentin prison.

1959: Fulgencia Batista was forced out of Cuba by communist revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro.

1994: NAFTA went into effect.
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January 1: NEW YEARS DAY!

45 BC: The Julian Calendar was implemented for the first time.

1803: The Haitians proclaimed their independence.

1818: Publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

1863: Pres. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

1915: Preview of pro-KKK film The Birth of a Nation in Riverside, California. It would later be the first film shown in the White House.

1942: Creation of the United Nations.

1958: Johnny Cash performed at San Quentin prison.

1959: Fulgencia Batista was forced out of Cuba by communist revolutionaries under Fidel Castro.

1994: NAFTA went into effect.
Thanks for the post, historian. Very interesting and impactful markers in time.
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January 1

1801 - United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland established

1901 - Commonwealth of Australia established
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I updated today's post with the suggested additions plus a few others.
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January 1: NEW YEARS DAY!



1959: Fulgencia Batista was forced out of Cuba by communist revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro.


1959: Fredo broke Michael's heart.

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January 2:

1492: TheReconquest of Spain was completed with the capture of Granada to the forces of Ferdinand and Isabella.

1788: Georgia became the 4th state to ratify the Constitution.

1839: Louis Daguerre took the first photograph of the moon.

1905: The Russian fleet surrendered at Port Arthur after a Japanese siege of 6 months. The Russo-Japanese War would end poorly for Russia and Pres. Theodore Roosevelt would earn the Nobel Peace Prize by helping to broker a peace treaty.

1923: Albert Fall, Secretary of the Interior, resigned as a result of the Teapot Dome scandal.

1932: The Japanese established a puppet regime in Manchuria they called Manhukuo.

1966: American GI's moved into the Mekong Delta for the first time.

1968: Birthday of Cuba Gooding, Jr. who played Waco native & WWII hero Doris Miller in the film Pearl Harbor

1974: Pres. Nixon signed the national speed limit into law.

1980: End of detente. In response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Pres. Jimmy Carter recalled the U.S. ambassador and halted action on the SALT II nuclear treaty.
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January 3:

1521: Martin Luther was excommunicated by the pope.

1777: Gen. George Washington's forces defeated the British led by General Lord Cornwallis at Princeton, N.J.

1793: Birthday of Lucretia Mott, suffragette

1834: Stephen F. Austin was imprisoned by the Mexican government after complaining about their combining Texas with Coahuila.

1861: Delaware rejected a proposal to secede from the Union, joining the Confederacy.

1868: Beginning of the Meiji Restoration in Japan leading to rapid and dramatic modernization of the country from feudal backwater to great power status in half a century.

1892: Birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings

1901: Birthday of Ngo Dinh Diem, South Vietnamese general assassinated by his own generals 3 weeks before the Kennedy assassination.

1909: Birthday of Victor Borge, pianist & comedian

1929: Birthday of Sergio Leone, Italian film director of "Spaghetti Westerns"

1956: Birthday of Mel Gibson, producer, director, actor, & screenwriter

1924: British archaeologist Howard Carter uncovered the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen, the most famous pharaoh of ancient Egypt, but only because his tomb was discovered relatively intact and largely untouched by grave robbers over the centuries.

1925: Benito Mussolini proclaimed himself dictator of Italy.

1959: Alaska became the 49th state.

1961: The U.S. suspended diplomatic relations with Cuba.

1977: Incorporation of Apple Computer.

1990: Panama's dictator Manuel Noriega surrendered to forces of the U.S.

1996: Motorola put the first mobile flip phone on the market.

2000: The last original weekday Peanuts comic strip was published after the death of Charles Schultz.

2019: The Baylor Lady Bears get their first ever win over a #1 team, U Conn at the Ferrell Center in Waco.
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January 3



1961: Delaware rejected a proposal to secede from the Union, joining the Confederacy.

2019: The Baylor Lady Bears get their first ever win over a #1 team, U Conn at the Ferrell Center in Waco.
Know it's just a typo, but think you meant 1861.
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January 4:

1643: Birthday of Sir Isaac Newton, English mathematician and physicist who invented calculus, derived the laws of motion, and discovered and explained gravity

1785: Birthday of Jacob Grimm, German philosopher who wrote fairy tales with his brother

1809: Birthday of Louis Braille, developer of a reading system for the blind

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 for war that, when followed rigidly the next year, helped to turn a minor skirmish in the Balkans into World War I.

1914: Birthday of Jane Wyman, first wife of Ronald Reagan

1941: Birthday of Maureen Reagan, daughter of Ronald Reagan & Jane Wyman

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

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

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

1999: Jesse Ventura was sworn in as governor of Minnesota.

2004: Mikheil Saakashvilli was elected president of Georgia after the Rose Revolution.

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

2010: Official opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, the tallest building in the world at 2722 feet (almost twice as tall as the Empire State Building).
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In June of 2000 I was in a national conference in Minneapolis. One of my tasks was to present an award to the lieutenant governor of Iowa, Sally Pederson. In her remarks, she told of an old one-room schoolhouse on the Iowa-Minnesota border. It had students from both states, and was supported by both. It was known for having one of the country's largest dictionaries. She said when the teacher wanted someone to read from the dictionary they called the governor of Iowa. But if the teacher needed the dictionary moved, they called the governor of Minnesota.
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Fascinating! I'd love to see a photo of that dictionary.
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Made a couple of corrects:

Today is Sir Isaac Newton's birthday, not Christmas (old vs new calendar)

Yesterday was J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday
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January 5:

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

1757: An attempt to assassinate King Louis XV of France failed.

1779: Birthday of Stephen Decatur, American naval hero during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812

1815: Hartford Convention: Federalists angry with Pres. James Madison and the War of 1812 drew up demands for changes to the Constitution. Their protest was seen as unpatriotic and was the beginning of the end of the party.

1876: Birthday of Konrad Adenauer, first post-WWII chancellor of West Germany

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

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

1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross was sworn in as governor of Wyoming, the first woman to hold that office in the U.S.

1928: Birthday of Walter Mondale, vice president under President Jimmy Carter and presidential candidate who lost to Ronald Reagan in a landslide in 1984

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

1938: Birthday of John Carlos I, King of Spain

1947: Great Britain nationalized the nation's coal mines.

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

1968: Beginning of the Prague Springin Czechoslovakia.

1991: The South Ossetia War began as Georgian forces entered Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia.
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1988 - Pistol Pete Maravich died at age 40.... while playing basketball with James Dobson and others. I still think he was the greatest!
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January 6:

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

1367: Birthday of Richard II, son of Edward the Black Prince

1412: Birthday of Joan of Arc

1759: George Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis.

1798: Birthday of frontiersman Jedediah Smith.

1811: Birthday of Charles Sumner, anti-slavery senator from Massachusetts

1838: Samuel Morse demonstrated the first telegraph.

1882: Birthday of Sam Rayburn, U.S. Congressman from Texas and Speaker of the House in the 1940s & 1950s

1912: New Mexico became the 47th state.

1919: Death of Theodore Roosevelt

1937: Birthday of Lou Holtz, college football coach & television sports analyst

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. He also sought Congressional support for his Lend Lease bill to supply the allies during WWII.

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

1946: Nationalist hero Ho Chi Minh won Vietnamese elections.

1987: Astronomers reported seeing a new galaxy 12 billion light years away.

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

2005: Former Ku Klux Klan organizer Edgar Ray Killen was arrested for his role in the 1964 murder of 3 civil rights workers in Mississippi.

2014: The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as the first female Chair of the Federal Reserve.
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January 7:

1327: King Edward II of England was deposed

1800: Birthday of Millard Fillmore, 13thpresident of the U.S.

1807: The British imposed a blockade of Continental Europe in response to an Napoleon's attempted blockade of the British Isles.

1918: The Germans moved 75,000 troops from the Eastern Front to the Western Front.

1922: Birthday of Jean-Pierre Rampal, flautist

1927: First game of the Harlem Globetrotters.

1944: The U.S. Air Force announced the production of the first jet fighter plane, the Bell P-59.

1948: Birthday of Kenny Loggins, singer & songwriter

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

1955: Marian Andersonbecame 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 Rougeregime of Pol Pot.

1989: Prince Akihito was sworn in as Emperor of Japan after the death of his father, Hirohito.

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 7:

1927: First game of the Harlem Globetrotters.

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January 8:

1642: Death of Galileo.

1786: Birthday of Nicholas Biddle, president of the Second Bank of the United States. The first had been chartered by Congress at the behest of Alexander Hamilton, Pres. Washington's Secretary of the Treasury.

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 had $0 national debt.

1871: During the Franco-Prussian War, Prussian forces bombarded Paris.

1908: A subway line opened between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

1916: Allied forces retreated from Gallipoli.

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

1935: Birthday of Elvis Presley, the "King of Rock ' Roll"

1963: Pres. Kennedy attended the unveiling of the Mona Lisa.

1979: The U.S. advised the Shah to leave Iran.

1994: Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov left for the Mirspace station to begin a record 437 days in space.

2002: Pres. George W. Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act focusing on American educationl.

2004: Christening of the largest passenger liner in history, the Queen Mary IIby Queen Elizabeth II, granddaughter of Queen Mary.

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

2016: Mexican authorities captured "El Chapo."
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January 8:


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.
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January 9:

1719: Philip V of Spain declared war on France.

1776: Thomas Paine published the revolutionary pamphlet Common Sense.

1792: The Treaty of Jassy ended the Russo-Turkish War which had waged for 5 years.

1861: Southern shellfire prevented a Union supply ship from reaching Ft. Sumter in Charleston Harbor.

1861: Mississippi seceded from the Union.

1890: Birthday of Karel Capek, Czech writer who was the first to use the word "robot"

1909: A polar exploration led by Ernest Shackleton managed to get within 97 nautical miles of the South Pole but were unable to continue due to severe weather.

1912: Theodore Roosevelt announced that he would run for president again if asked.

1913: Birthday of Richard M. Nixon.

1915: Pancho Villa signed a treaty with the U.S. ending the border conflicts.

1943: Soviet planes dropped leaflets on German forces around Stalingrad offering to accept their surrender on humane terms. The Germans refused. They later surrendered under less favorable conditions.

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

1952: Jackie Robinson became the highest paid player in Brooklyn Dodger history.

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.

1992: The Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina proclaimed the creation of a new state within Yugoslavia, the Rupublika Srpska.

2001: Apple launched iTunes.

2005: A Comprehensive Peace Agreement to end the Second Sudanese Civil War was signed by the government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement.

2005: Mahmoud Abbas was elected leader of the Palestinian National Authority to replace Yasser Arafat.

2007: Steve Jobs of Apple Computer introduced the iPhone.

2020: The Baylor Lady Bears defeat the #1 team for the second straight year, this time on the road at UConn.
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January 10:

1645: Archbishop of Canterbury William Laud was beheaded on Tower Hill, accused of acting as an enemy of Parliament.

1724: King Philip V of Spain abdicated his throne in favor of his son Louis.

1811: Uprising of over 400 slaves was suppressed as 66 blacks were killed and their heads strung up along the roads of the city.

1834: Birthday of Lord Acton, English historian

1847: Gen. Stephen Kearny & Com. Robert Stockton retook Los Angeles in the last California battle of the Mexican-American War.

1861: Florida seceded from the Union.

1863: Beginning of operations of London's Underground.

1864: Birthday of George Washington Carver, chemist and agronomist

1870: John D. Rockefeller and his brother William established Standard Oil Company.

1899: Filipino resistance leader Emilio Aguinaldo renounced the Treaty of Paris through which the U.S. annexed the Philippines.

1901: Oil gusher struck at Spindletop near Beaumont.

1912: Maiden flight of the world's first flying boat designed by Glenn Curtiss.

1918: The House of Representatives passed legislation for women's suffrage.

1920: The Treaty of Versailles was implemented and the League of Nations was formally instituted.

1923: Last American troops withdrew from Germany.

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

1946: First meeting of the United Nations.

1949: Birthday of George Foreman, world heavyweight champion boxer

1953: Birthday of Pat Benatar, American singer

1984: The U.S. and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations for the first time.

1985: Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega became President of Nicaragua.
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January 11:


49: Julius Caesar led his army across the Rubicon River, beginning the Roman Civil War.

1757: Birthday of Alexander Hamilton, first and most important Secretary of the Treasury

1843: Death of Francis Scott Key, lawyer who wrote "The Star Spangled Banner

1861: Alabama seceded from the Union.

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

1923: The French began the occupation of the Ruhr to extract German resources as reparations payments after the Germans had initially paid with worthless paper money printed for the purpose.

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.

1940: Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. became the U.S. Army's first black general.

1941: Hitler ordered the Wehrmacht to prepare to enter the North African conflict to bail out the Italians, thus creating the Afrika Korps.

1942: Japan invaded the Dutch East Indies at Borneo.

1943: The Soviet Red Army encircled Stalingrad.

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

1964: An exhibit in Toronto includes the first public display of paintings by Pablo Picasso.

1980: Honda announced plans to build an assembly plant in Ohio, the first for a Japanese-owned passenger car manufacturer.

1989: P res. 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.

2020: The Baylor Bears Men's Basketball team got their first ever win at Allen Field House in Lawrence over the Kansas Jayhawks.
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January 12:

1588: Birthday of John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony

1737: Birthday of John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence & president of the Continental Congress

1876: Birthday of Jack London, American writer

1879: British-Zulu war began.

1888: Devastating blizzard struck the Great Plains killing 235 people

1893: Birthday of Herman Goering, Nazi leader, commander of the Luftwaffe

1903: Birthday of Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist, "father of the Soviet atom bomb"

1907: Birthday of Sergei Korolev, engineer, leading rocket engineer and spacecraft designer for the Soviet space program

1908: First long distance wireless message sent from the Eiffel Tower.

1913: Germany established submarine bases at Kiel and Wilhelmshaven.

1919: First meeting of the Big Four in Paris.

1932: Oliver Wendell Holmes retired from the Supreme Court at age 90.

1940: Soviet bombers attacked cities in Finland.

1943: The Red Army raised the siege of Leningrad.

1951: Birthday of Rush Limbaugh, recently retired talk radio host

1991: Congress approved military action against Iraq in the Persian Gulf Crisis.

1998: Nineteen European nations agreed to ban human cloning.

2010: A huge earthquake decimated Haiti killing an estimated 316,000 & displacing as many as a million.
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January 13:

1128: The pope recognized the Knights Templar.

1397: John of Gaunt married Katherine Rouet. They were ancestors of the Tudor kings and queens of England, including Henry VII & Henry VIII.

1808: Birthday of Salmon P. Chase, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and Supreme Court Justice

1832: Birthday of Horatio Alger, American author of children's books

1846: Pres James K. Polk sent Gen. Zachary Taylor and 4,000 troops to the disputed Mexican border. The U.S. claimed the Rio Grande but Mexico claimed the Nueces so the move was provocative.

1862: Pres. Lincoln named Edwin M. Stanton Secretary of War.

1900: To combat Czech nationalism, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary declared German the official language of the Imperial Army.

1927: The first woman took a seat at the New York Stock Exchange.

1929: Wyatt Earp died in Los Angeles.

1929: Birthday of Joe Pass, Jazz guitarist

1931: A bridge over the Hudson River connecting New York to New Jersey is named the George Washington Bridge.

1937: The United States banned Americans from fighting in the Spanish Civil War. This did not prevent many from fighting in the Lincoln Brigades such as Ernest Hemingway.

1943: Gen. Leclerc's Free French forces joined the British under Field Marshall Bernard Law Montgomery in Libya.

1982: Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into Washington, D.C.'s 14thStreet Bridge and into the icy Potomac River shortly after takeoff from Washington National Airport (now Reagan National) killing 74 people aboard the plane and 4 motorists.

1990: Douglas Wilder, the first black elected governor of a U.S. state, took office in Virginia.
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January 14:


1236: Henry III of England married Eleanor of Provence.

1526: Francis of France signed the Treaty of Madrid, giving up most of his claims in France and Italy after being held captive by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V for a year.

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

1741: Birthday of Benedict Arnold, American military hero turned traitor

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

1797: Napoleon defeated the Austrians at Rivoli in northern Italy.

1858: An Italian nationalist threw a bomb at the carriage carrying Emperor Napoleon III of France and his wife Eugenie on their way to the Paris Opera. They survived the assassination attempt unscathed. This spurred the emperor to help the Italian's seek unification and independence from Austrian rule.

1874: Birthday of Albert Schweitzer, French theologian and physician who established a hospital in French Equatorial Africa in 1913.

1911: The USS Arkansas, the largest U.S. battleship, was launched from yards in New York.

1916: British authorities seized financial records of German attach Franz von Papen proving the German's were engaged in espionage activities in the U.S.

1920: Berlin was placed under martial law as 40,000 radicals rushed the Reichstag with 42 killed and 05 wounded.

1942: Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered all aliens in the U.S. to register with the federal government.

1943: Casablanca Conference: Pres. Franklin Roosevelt met with Winston Churchill and Charles DeGaulle to discuss war plans.

1943: Italian occupation authorities in France refused to deport Jews living in the part of France under their control.

1954: Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio.

1963: Inauguration of George Wallace as governor of Alabama.

1980: The United Nations condemned the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

2000: A UN tribunal sentenced 5 Bosnian Croats to prison for up to 25 years for the mass murder of 100 Muslims in 1993.

2004: The Republic of Georgia restored their national flag after 500 years of disuse.

2005: The Huygens probe, built and operated by the European Space Agency, landed on Saturn's moon Titan.

2010: Yemen declared war on al-Qaeda terrorist group.

2011: The former president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, fled to Saudi Arabia after demonstrations against his government known as the Arab Spring.
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January 14, 1914- Henry Ford introduces the assembly line for manufacturing automobiles
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To be honest, I don't know which is the correct date: October 7, 1913; December 1, 1913; or January 14, 1914. I'll have to do more research.
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January 15:


1559: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

1622: Birthday of Moliere (Jean Baptiste Poquelin), French playwright

1624: An announcement in Mexico that all churches were to be closed produced riots.

1777: Vermont declared their independence from New York.

1823: Birthday of Matthew Brady, Civil War photographer

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.

1908: Birthday of Edward Teller, American physicist known as the "Father of the H-bomb"

1913: The first telephone line between New York and Berlin was established.

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

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

1919: Peasants in Central Russia rose up against the Bolsheviks.

1920: The U.S. approved a loan to Poland, Austria, & Armenia for their war against Russian communists.

1927: The Dumbarton Bridge opened near San Francisco carrying the first auto traffic across the bay.

1929: The U.S. Senate ratified the Kellogg-Briand Pact to outlaw war.

1929: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights hero

1930: Amelia Earhart set an aviation record for women at 171 mph in a Lockheed Vega.

1965: Sir Winston Churchill suffered a severe stroke.

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

1970: Qaddafi became premier of Libya.

1973: 4 of 6 remaining Watergate defendants plead guilty.

1973: Pres. Richard Nixon announced the suspension of offensive action by U.S. forces in Vietnam.

1975: The Alvor Agreement was signed, ending the Angolan War of independence and granting the country independence from Portugal.

1976: Sara Jane Moore was sentenced to life in prison for a failed attempt to assassinate Pres. Gerald Ford.

1991: The UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw its forces from occupied Kuwait passed, setting the stage for Operation Desert Storm.

2001: Wikipedia went online.

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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historian said:

January 15:


1559: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

1622: Birthday of Moliere (Jean Baptiste Poquelin), French playwright

1624: An announcement in Mexico that all churches were to be closed produced riots.

1777: Vermont declared their independence from New York.

1823: Birthday of Matthew Brady, Civil War photographer

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.

1908: Birthday of Edward Teller, American physicist known as the "Father of the H-bomb"

1913: The first telephone line between New York and Berlin was established.

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

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

1919: Peasants in Central Russia rose up against the Bolsheviks.

1920: The U.S. approved a loan to Poland, Austria, & Armenia for their war against Russian communists.

1927: The Dumbarton Bridge opened near San Francisco carrying the first auto traffic across the bay.

1929: The U.S. Senate ratified the Kellogg-Briand Pact to outlaw war.

1929: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights hero

1930: Amelia Earhart set an aviation record for women at 171 mph in a Lockheed Vega.

1965: Sir Winston Churchill suffered a severe stroke.

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

1970: Qaddafi became premier of Libya.

1973: 4 of 6 remaining Watergate defendants plead guilty.

1973: Pres. Richard Nixon announced the suspension of offensive action by U.S. forces in Vietnam.

1975: The Alvor Agreement was signed, ending the Angolan War of independence and granting the country independence from Portugal.

1976: Sara Jane Moore was sentenced to life in prison for a failed attempt to assassinate Pres. Gerald Ford.

1991: The UN deadline for Iraq to withdraw its forces from occupied Kuwait passed, setting the stage for Operation Desert Storm.

2001: Wikipedia went online.

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.
I wonder sometimes if any of our political "leaders" know any history.
 
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