January This Day In History

Important News Stories From Each Day In January This Day In History together with the year

January 1st :
1892 Ellis Island Begins As Immigration gateway
1901 The Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed
1912 The Republic of China ( Taiwan ) created
1935 First Orange Bowl Game
1937 Federal Old Age Pensions Started
1942 United Nations Established
1947 Great Britain nationalises Coal mines
1947 Great Britain nationalises Railways
1962 The Beatles turned down by Decca Records
1966 Subway Strike Starts In New York
1973 UK Joins The EEC
1984 AT&T Broken Up
1991Canada introduces the national sales tax
1998 European Central Bank Created

January 2nd :
1929 Influenza Epidemic death toll over 200,000
1971 Ibrox Park stadium Disaster in Glasgow, Scotland
1974 New 55 MPH Speed Limit U.S Wide
2006 Sago Mine Disaster West Virginia

January 3rd :
1926 Pontiac Introduced
1938 March of Dimes Foundation Created
1959 Alaska became the 49th state of the United States of America
1977 Apple Computer is incorporated

January 4th :
1923 Rosewood Massacre By KKK
1954 Elvis Presley Records First Demo Record
1981 Truck driver Peter Sutcliffe admitted to being the "Yorkshire Ripper,"
2007 Nancy Pelosi is elected as the first female Speaker of the United States Congress
2010 The worlds tallest building Burj Khalifa 2,716ft high with 160 floors opens in Duba

January 5th :
1914 Henry Ford introduces $5.00 per day wages for all his Ford workers.
1933 Work is started on The Golden Gate Bridge across the San Francisco Bay.
2009 Europe Gas Supplies Affected By Russia - Ukraine Dispute

January 6th :
1920 The Yankees bought Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox
1994 Skater Nancy Kerrigan was about to speak to reporters in Detroit, Michigan when she was suddenly attacked.



January 7th :
1953 President Harry Truman announced the U.S. has developed a hydrogen bomb (H-Bomb)

January 8th :
1941 Great Britain introduces Food Rationing using ration books
1945 West Germany Handover by Soviet Union
1961 Algeria Gains Independence From France
1964 President Lyndon Johnson Declares "War On Poverty"
2002 President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act

January 9th :
1958 Toyota and Datsun first appearances in the United States
1972 British miners first national strike for almost 50 years.
2007 Apple introduces the 4.5 inch X 2.4 inch Apple iPhone

January 10th :
1944 GI Bill Signed Into Law
1946 The first General Assembly of the United Nations Meeting
1964 "Introducing the Beatles," the first Beatles Album is released in the US
1985 Sinclair C5 electric tricycle Goes On Sale in Britain

January 11th :

January 12th :
2010 Haiti hit by massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake

January 13th :
1957 P Wham-O Company Begins Making the Pluto Platter / Frisbee
1968 Johnny Cash performs live for the second time at Folsom Prison "Johnny Cash at At Folsom Prison Album"

January 14th :
1934 Loch Ness Monster Spotted
1942 President Roosevelt signed the War Department’s blanket Executive Order 9066
1952 "Today" Program Begins on NBC
1954 Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DeMaggio
1981 IRAN / U.S. Hostage Crisis Ends

January 15th :
1909 Automobile hearse was used first time in a funeral procession
1936 Henry Ford established the Ford Foundation
1943 The Pentagon headquarters of the Department of Defense Completed
1967 In the first Super Bowl The Green Bay packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in Los Angeles
1997 Princess Diana angers defense ministers around the world after calling for an immediate international ban on land mines
2009 Flight 1549 Crashes In Hudson River

January 16th :
1991 Operation Desert Storm Begins Against Iraq Occupation of Kuwait
2003 Space Shuttle Columbia was launched on its final mission
2009 Bank Of America Bail Out BY US Government

January 17th :
1949 First Volkswagen Beetle in the U.S. arrived from Germany
1950 The Great Brinks Robbery
1983 Breakfast TV Launched IN UK



January 18th :
1967 The Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo was sentenced to life in prison
1991 Iraq attacks Tel Aviv, and Haifa, with Scud missiles
2010 Death Toll Raised to 200,000 Following Haiti Earthquake

January 19th :
1920 Palmer Raids Round Up 4,000 Radical Leftists in United States
1966 Indira Gandhi becomes head of the Congress Party and prime minister of India
1983 Klaus Barbie ( the Butcher of Lyon ) is arrested in Bolivia and extradited to France
1983 Apple announces "The Apple Lisa" the first commercial personal computer to have a graphical user interface GUI and a computer mouse.

January 20th :
1920 Prohibition takes effect stopping the sale and consumption of alcohol when the 18th Amendment went into effect
1961 John F. Kennedy, took the oath of office .
1981 Iran released 52 weary American hostages, who were held for 444 days

January 21st :
1954 US launched the world's first atomic submarine, Nautilus
1976 The First Concordes with commercial passengers take off From London's Heathrow Airport and Paris Orly Airport
2008 Black Monday in worldwide stock markets
2010 Toyota recalls 2.3 million cars in U.S.

January 22nd :
1901 Queen Victoria passed away in the Osborne House on the Isle of Wight
1920 New “Dry Bill” (Alcohol Prohibition) being Introduced to Congress
1970 The Boeing 747 makes its first commercial passenger trip to London
1984 New Apple Macintosh computer was first displayed during the Super Bowl.
2002 Kmart Corp files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
2010 The stock market lost nearly 3.0% in 2 days and banking sector drops up to 5.0%

January 23rd :
1922 Insulin First Used
1933 The 20th Amendment to the US Constitution Is Ratified
1961 Luxury Portuguese cruise liner Santa Maria is hijacked by terrorists
1964 The 24th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is Ratified
1973 US president, Richard Nixon, appears on national television to announce "peace with honour" in Vietnam.
1977 The Alex Haley book "Roots" is turned into a TV Mini Series

January 24th :
1935 First Canned Beer Sold
1989 The serial killer Ted Bundy was electrocuted
2003 United States Department of Homeland Security officially began operating

January 25th :
1924 first Winter Olympics games took place in the French Alps
1933 New Hourly Wage Rate set at 35 cents per hour
1960 Payola Scandal Comes To Light
1964 The Beatles get their first number one with "I Want To Hold Your Hand" on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
2005 Mandher Devi Temple Stampede

January 26th :
1939 Nationalists enters Barcelona Spanish Civil War
1945 Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland,
1950 India Formally becomes a republic
1998 President Bill Clinton appears on American Television and denies having "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky
2005 Condoleezza Rice appointed to the post of secretary of state
2009 Iceland Banking System Collapses

January 27th :
1926 John Logie Baird, gives the first public demonstration of a television system in London.
1938 Honeymoon Bridge across Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada collapses
1944 Siege of Leningrad Broken after 872 days
1974 The Brisbane River Floods causing much of the city to flood

January 28th :
1978 First Episode of Fantasy Island Aired on Television
1986 The space shuttle Challenger explodes just after liftoff

January 29th :
1886 patent was given to Karl Benz for motorized wagon with and internal combustion engine
1959 Disney releases the animated film Sleeping Beauty to theatres

January 30th :
1931 Banks Go Bust by the thousands following losses during the Wall Street Crash
1948 Mahatma Gandhi assassinated in New Delhi
1968 The Viet Cong launched begin the Tet Offensive.
1969 The Beatles make their last public performance giving an impromptu concert on the roof of the London recording studio.
1977 The Roots Part VIII finale episode is aired on ABC

January 31st :
1953 The Great Storm Strikes Netherlands England and Belgium
These are only a few of the stories included this day in history pages for each day in January ,
Videos from This Day In History with a brief description together with this day in history date in January where the video can be found.
1st January : The Beatles Old Footage 1962
2nd January : The Andrews Sisters 1942
2nd January : Ibrox Disaster 1971
3rd January : Lord Haw Haw World War II
4th January : Watergate 1974
5th January : Lassie Come Home 1943
5th January : Kamikaze Pilots 1945
6th January : Jackie Robinson 1967
6th January : East Coast Blizzard 1996
7th January : H-Bomb 1953
7th January : The Kray Twins 1965
8th January : Food Rationing Britain 1940
9th January : Datsun Commercial
10th January : The Beatles 1964
11th January : Bing Crosby 1928
11th January : Bank Of America buys Countrywide Financial 2008
12th January : Bee Gees
12th January : Great Pyramids Of Egypt
13th January : Frisbee Begins 1957
13th January : Wyatt Earp 1929
13th January : Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison 1968
14th January : IRAN Hostage Crisis Ends 1981
14th January : George Wallace 1968
14th January : Marilyn Monroe
15th January : Hill Street Blues 1981
15th January : Duke Ellington 1942
15th January : Bonanza 1973
15th January : Princess Diana Angola 1997
16th January : Galapagos Islands
16th January : First Corvette 1953
16th January : Space Shuttle Columbia Launch 2003
17th January : 50s fashion montage
17th January : BBC Breakfast TV launch 1983
19th January : The Apple Lisa Launched 1983
19th January : Howard Hughes H1 Record 1930s
20th January : John F. Kennedy inauguration 1961
20th January : Soccer Hooligans 80s
21st January : Monte Carlo Rally Mini 1966
21st January : First Concorde Flights 1976
22nd January : Queen Victoria Funeral 1901
22nd January : Apple Macintosh 1984 Commercial
22nd January : Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet 1970
23rd January : The Queen Mary 1936
23rd January : Roots TV Mini Series 1977
24th January : Ted Bundy 1989
24th January : Churchill Funeral 1965
25th January : The Beatles 1964
25th January : Burns Day Storm 1990
26th January : Glendale Train Crash 2005
26th January : Phantom of the Opera 1988
26th January : India Independence 1950
26th January : President Bill Clinton denies having "sexual relations" 1998
27th January : Apollo 1 Accident 1967
27th January : Michael Jackson Pepsi 1984
28th January : Challenger Explodes 1986
28th January : Elvis Presley "Heartbreak Hotel" 1956
28th January : Fantasy Island 1978
29th January : Sleeping Beauty 1959
29th January : Tommy Dorsey 1937
29th January : Dolly Parton's "9 to 5"
30th January : The Flying Wallendas 1962
30th January : Beatles last public performance 1969
30th January : Hitler 1933
31st January : Dr Harold Shipman 2000
31st January : Chimp in Space 1961
1 New Anti-Smoking laws came into effect with regard to advertising which it was hoped would cut down the number of smoking related diseases each year
2 January is the start of a new year and also signal led the beginning of the new millennium
3 In Europe the start of the new year also was the start of the new European Currency in 11 nations
4 January 1st 2000 signaled the beginning of the new millennium and also major concerns over computer programmes written in the 80's causing some panic and concern of the Millennium Bug, in fact most of the work and testing for problems was done in the two years prior and very few problems occurred

Major Holidays In January

Australia Day Australia January 26th
New Year's Day January 1st
Martin Luther King Day U.S.A. 3rd Monday
Republic Day India January 26th