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19th January in History

1785 – First manned balloon flight in Ireland 1808 – Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law 1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, builtRead more ›

18th January in History

1644 – Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America’s 1st UFO sighting 1778 – Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands) 1896 – The x-ray machine wasRead more ›

17th January in History

1773 – Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle 1946 – United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting 1962 – NASA civilian pilot Neil ArmstrongRead more ›

16th January in History

1493 – Columbus leaves the new world and sets sail for Spain on his 1st trip 1547 – Ivan the Terrible was crowned Czar of Russia. 1581 –Read more ›

15th January in History

India celebrates its Army Day every year 1559 – Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey 1943 – 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentrationRead more ›

14th January in History

1784 – The United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War. 1873 – John Hyatt’s 1869 invention ‘Celluloid’ was registered as a trademark. 1878Read more ›

13th January in History

1559 – Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey 1610 – Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter 1842 – Dr. William Brydon, a surgeonRead more ›

12th January in history

1773 – The first public museum in America was established in Charleston, SC. 1807 – Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden, Netherlands, 150 die 1812 – 1st cargo arrives inRead more ›

11th January in history

1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in US to earn medical degree 1879 – Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins 1935 – AmeliaRead more ›

10th January in history

1839 – Tea from India 1st arrives in UK 1863 – 1st underground railway opens in London 1878 – US Senate proposes female suffrage 1910 – 1st internationalRead more ›