It Happened in January


January 1, 1863 – Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

January 2, 1788 – Georgia entered the Union.

January 3, 1959 – Alaska became the 49th state in America.

January 4, 1989 – The United States shot down two Libyan fighters.

January 5, 1933 – President Calvin Coolidge died.

January 6, 1919 – President Theodore Roosevelt died.

January 7, 1789 – George Washington won the first presidential election.

January 8, 1814 – General Andrew Jackson led American forces to a win in the Battle of New Orleans to end the War of 1812.

January 9, 1861 – Mississippi seceded from the Union.

January 10, 1933 – The Holocaust began.

January 11, 1757 – Alexander Hamilton was born.

January 12, 1722 – The Alamo was built.

January 13, 1969 – The Beatles released their album, Yellow Submarine.

January 14, 1914 – Henry Ford introduced the assembly line.

January 15, 1967 – The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in the first Super Bowl.

January 16, 1920 – Prohibition began.

January 17, 1950 – Brinks, Inc. reported a robbery of $2.8 million.

January 18, 1862 – President John Tyler died.

January 19, 1955 – President Eisenhower held the first televised presidential news conference.

January 20, 1981 – Iran released 52 American hostages.

January 21, 1977 – President Jimmy Carter pardoned all Vietnam draft evaders.

January 22, 1973 – On the day that President Lyndon Johnson died, the Supreme Court issued the Roe v. Wade decision.

January 23, 1789 – Georgetown University was founded.

January 24, 1848 – Gold was discovered in California.

January 25, 1949 – The first Emmy Awards were held.

January 26, 1870 – Virginia was readmitted to the Union.

January 27, 1880 – Thomas Edison invented the light bulb.

January 28, 1986 – The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded after take-off.

January 29, 1845 – Edgar Allan Poe published The Raven.

January 30, 1933 – Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany.

January 31, 1861 – Robert E. Lee was named General-in-Chief of the Confederate Army.


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