January

The first month of the year, the first day of the month is known as New Year’s Day, January has 31 days

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    On This Day In History, 1 January

    Today, every year, it’s New Years Day, Ellis Island processed its 1st immigrant in 1892, Bill Gates married Melinda French in 1994, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 2 January

    The infamous Yorkshire Ripper was apprehended in 1981, the Ibrox Disaster happened in 1971, Dick Emery died in 1983 aged 67, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 5 January

    Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge started in 1933, Inside The Trump White House was published in 2018, Robert Duval was born in 1931, and...

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    On This Day In History, 6 January

    King Harold, killed at the Battle of Hastings, was crowned in 1066, today is the traditional date for Epiphany, Rowan Atkinson was born in 1955,...

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    On This Day In History, 7 January

    Bill Clinton impeachment, Monica Lewinsky, began in 1999, In Da Club by 50 Cent was released in 2003, Lewis Hamilton was born in 1985, and...

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    On This Day In History, 8 January

    Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov set off in 1994 for a record 437 days in space, El Chapo captured again in 2016, Elvis Presley was born in...

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    On This Day In History, 9 January

    Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone to the world in 2007, the construction of the Aswan Dam began in 1960, Rawhide aired for the 1st time...

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    On This Day In History, 10 January

    The London Underground opened in 1863, the Treaty Of Versailles came into effect in 1920, the 1st episode of The Sopranos aired in 1999, and...

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    On This Day In History, 11 January

    The Anglo Zulu War started in 1879, Charing Cross Station in London opened in 1864, Sir Edmund Percival Hillary died in 2008 aged 88, and...

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    On This Day In History, 13 January

    Doctor Harold Shipman hanged himself in 2004, Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal in 2019, Suggs from Madness, was born in 1961, and...

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    On This Day In History, 16 January

    The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified in 1919, Hitler moved to the Fuhrerbunker in 1945, Sade was born in 1959, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 17 January

    The Great Brinks Robbery took place in 1950, Operation Desert Storm started in 1991, Muhammad Ali was born in 1942 in Louisville, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 18 January

    The first members of "The First Fleet" arrived at Botany Bay in 1788, Bentley Motors Limited was founded in 1919, Oliver Hardy was born in...

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    On This Day In History, 21 January

    A US B52 bomber, carrying 4 bombs, crashed in Greenland in 1968, scheduled flights for #Concorde began in 1976, Benny Hill was born in 1924,...

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    On This Day In History, 22 January

    The Swiss Guard arrived at the Vatican in 1506, The Battle of Rorkes Drift started in 1879, Aretha Franklin released Lady Soul in 1968, and...

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    On This Day In History, 23 January

    Sweden announced it would ban aerosol sprays in 1978, Double agent Kim Philby defected to the Soviet Union in 1963, Edvard Munch died in 1944,...

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    On This Day In History, 26 January

    The Cullinan Diamond was discovered in 1905, India became a republic in 1950, The Phantom Of The Opera opened on Broadway in 1988, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 27 January

    The Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated in 1945, Eric Cantona kung-fu style attack on a fan in 1995, Mozart was born in 1756, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 28 January

    Construction of the Eiffel Tower started in 1887, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, Ronnie Scott was born in 1927, and more…

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    On This Day In History, 29 January

    The Victoria Cross was established in 1856, the Coca Cola Company was founded in 1892, Desert Island Discs broadcast for the 1st time in 1942,...

  • On This Day In History 30 January Image

    On This Day In History, 30 January

    Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in 1948, Northern Ireland Bloody Sunday occurred in 1972, the actor Christian Bale was born in 1974, and more…