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Historical events from January past

on Wednesday, 10 January 2018. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are anniversaries and birth dates of famous events and people that have happened in January past:

  • Jan. 3 was 2,124 years since the birth of Cicero, Roman statesman and philosopher (d. 43 BC).
  • Jan. 4 was 375 years since the birth of Sir Isaac Newton, experimental philosopher.
  • Jan. 5 marked 85 years since the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge began in San Francisco Bay.
  • Jan. 6 was 606 years since the birth of Joan of Arc, French military figure and Roman Catholic Saint (legendary date) (d. 1431).
  • Jan. 6 was also 140 years since the birth of Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian (d. 1967).
  • Jan. 9, 1951 – The United Nations opens in Manhattan. It began in 1946.
  • Jan. 10 – 155 years ago, the London Underground, the world’s oldest underground railway, opened between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.
  • Jan. 11, 1922 – First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
  • Jan. 13. 1930 – The Mickey Mouse comic strip starts
  • Jan. 13, 1957 – Wham-O Company produces the first Frisbee.
  • Jan. 15, 1943 – The Pentagon, the worlds largest office building, opens.
  • Jan. 16. 1995 – The first episode of Star Trek: Voyager airs.
  • Jan. 17 will mark 312 years since the birth of Benjamin Franklin, American statesman and inventor (d. 1790).
  • Jan. 18, 1896 ­­– The first X-ray machine is demonstrated.
  • Jan. 19 – 179 years ago French painter Paul Cézanne was born (d. 1906).
  • Jan. 25, 1961 ­ – John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
  • Jan. 27 marks 262 years since the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (d. 1791).
  • Jan. 27 marks 73 years since the Red Army liberates the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp built by the Nazi Germans on the territory of Poland during World War II.
  • Jan. 28 – 205 years ago Jane Austin’s “Pride and Prejudice” is first published in the United Kingdom.
  • Jan. 29 marks 158 years since the birth of Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (d. 1904).
  • Jan. 30, 1882 – Franklin Delano Roosevelt (32nd US President) was born.
  • Jan. 31, 1865 – General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief over the confederate army. Source: scopesys.com; historyplace.com; aboutfamouspeople.com

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