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27th January in History

1880 – Thomas Edison patented the electric incandescent lamp. 1888 – The National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, DC. 1926 – John Baird, a Scottish inventor, demonstratedRead more ›

26th January in History

Indian Republic turns 72 1482 – “Pentateuch” (Jewish Bible) 1st printed as a book in Bologna, Italy 1697 – Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli’s 6 month time-limit problem,Read more ›

25th January in history

1802 – Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic 1881 – Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company. 1890 – Nellie Bly completesRead more ›

24th January in history

1764 – Gov Winthrop Telescope is destroyed in a Harvard fire 1839 – Charles Darwin elected Fellow of the Royal Society 1857 – The University of Calcutta isRead more ›

23rd January in history

1571 – The Royal Exchange opens in London. 1719 – The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire. 1849 – English-born Elizabeth Blackwell became theRead more ›

22nd January in History

1666 – Shah Jahan, a descendant of Genghis Khan and Timur, died at the age of 74. He was the Mongul emperor of India that built the TajRead more ›

21st January in History

1793 – Prussia & Russia sign partition treaty, dividing Poland. 1793 – Louis XVI of France is executed by the guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for highRead more ›

20th January in History

1778 – 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass 1841 – China cedes Hong Kong to the British during the 1st Opium War 1887 – USRead more ›

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 ›


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