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What Happened on 1st January :
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


What Happened on 2nd January :
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


What Happened on 3rd January :
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


What Happened on 4th January :
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


What Happened on 5th January :
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


What Happened on 6th January :
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.


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


What Happened on 8th January :
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


What Happened on 9th January :
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


What Happened on 10th January :
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



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


What Happened on 13th January :
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"


What Happened on 14th January :
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


What Happened on 15th January :
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


What Happened on 16th January :
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


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


What Happened on 18th January :
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


What Happened on 19th January :
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.


What Happened on 20th January :
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


What Happened on 21st January :
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.


What Happened on 22nd January :
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%


What Happened on 23rd January :
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


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


What Happened on 25th January :
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


What Happened on 26th January :
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


What Happened on 27th January :
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


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


What Happened on 29th January :
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


What Happened on 30th January :
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


What Happened on 31st January :
1953 The Great Storm Strikes Netherlands England and Belgium