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Today In History - January 31
Today in History in 1865 Congress passed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery; in 1958 the United States launched their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1; and in 1936 The Green Hornet radio program debuted in Detroit, Michigan.
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Today In History - January 30
Today in History in 1836 Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag (b. 1752) passed away; and in 1948 Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.
Monday, January 30, 2023

Today In History - January 29
Today in History in 1595 it is believed that Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was first performed; in 1613 Galileo observed Neptune but did not recognize what he saw; and in 1861 Kansas became the 34th state.
Sunday, January 29, 2023

Today In History - January 28
Today in History in 1547 Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47), died at age 55 and 9-year-old Edward VI succeeded him as king; and in 1986 the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, killing all seven crew members aboard.
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Today In History - January 27
Today in History in 1825 U.S. Congress approved Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears."
Friday, January 27, 2023

Today In History - January 26
Today in History in 1784 Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the eagle as America's symbol; in 1979 the "Dukes of Hazzard" premiered on CBS; and in 2006 Western Union discontinued its telegram service.
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Today In History - January 25
Today in History in 1870 the soda fountain was patented by Gustavus Dows; in 1961 “101 Dalmations” was released by Walt Disney; and in 1970 Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H premiered.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Today In History - January 24
Today in History in 1679 King Charles II disbanded the English parliament; in 1899 the rubber heel was patented by Humphrey O’Sullivan; and in 1984 Apple Computer Inc. unveiled the Macintosh personal computer.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Today In History - January 23
Today in History in 1849 Mrs. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman physician in the U.S.; in 1930 the George Washington Birthplace National Monument was established in Virginia; and in 1978 Sweden became the first nation in the world to ban aerosol sprays, believed to be damaging to earth's ozone layer.
Monday, January 23, 2023

Today In History - January 22
Today in History in 1506  the first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrived at the Vatican; in 1946 the U.S. President sets up the CIA, Central Intelligence Agency; and in 1968 Guy Fieri,  future television personality, author, game show host, and chef was born.
Sunday, January 22, 2023

Today In History - January 21
Today in History in 1793 Louis XVI of France was executed by the guillotine in Paris; in 1903 the “Wizard of Oz” premiered in New York City; and in 1978 the Bee Gees’ “Saturday Night Fever” album went to #1 and stayed there for 24 weeks.
Saturday, January 21, 2023

Today In History - January 20
Today in History in 1870 Hiram R. Revels was elected to fill the unexpired term of Jefferson Davis as U.S. Senator for Mississippi (Revels once lived in Lincolnton, N.C.); and it was Inauguration Day for Franklin D. Roosevelt (1945), John F. Kennedy (1961), Richard Nixon (1969), Ronald Reagan (1981), Bill Clinton (1993) and in 2009 Barack Obama.
Friday, January 20, 2023

Today In History - January 19
Today in History in 1807  Robert E. Lee, American Confederate General in Chief during U.S. Civil War, was born in Stratford, Virginia; 1883 the first electric lighting system built by Thomas Edison with overhead wiring began service in Roselle, New Jersey; and in 1955 "Scrabble" debuted on the board game market.
Thursday, January 19, 2023

Today In History - January 18
Today in History in 1671 Pirate Henry Morgan defeated Spanish defenders and captured Panama; in 1862 the Confederate Territory of Arizona was formed; and in 2008 the United Nations announced George Clooney as a U.N. messenger of peace.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Today In History - January 17
Today in History in statesman and inventor Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1706; actress Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1922; and heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] was born in 1942 in Louisville Kentucky.
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Today In History - January 16
Today in History in 1793 French King Louis XVI was sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution; and in1853 Andre Michelin industrialist and tire manufacturer was born in France.
Monday, January 16, 2023

Today In History - January 15
Today in History in 1889 - The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia; in 1974 "Happy Days" began an 11-year-run on ABC-TV; and in 2009 US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff.
Sunday, January 15, 2023

Today In History - January 14
Today in History in 1784 U.S. Revolutionary War ends; U.S. Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris; in 1868 N.C. Constitutional Convention meets in Raleigh; and in 1990 the "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV.
Saturday, January 14, 2023

Today In History - January 13
Today in History in 1559 Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey; in 1888 the National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, D.C.; and in 1982 Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Friday, January 13, 2023

Today In History - January 12
Today in History in 1966  "Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuted on ABC; and in 1971 "All in the Family" premiered on CBS featuring the first toilet flush on TV.
Thursday, January 12, 2023

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