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From the monthly archives: January 2014

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Scotch tape and slavery

 On January 31 in

 

1930, 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape;

 

2010, Avatar becomes the first film to ross over $2 billion worldwide;

 

1958, Explorer program: Explorer I - The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit; 

 

1865, American Civil War:  The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery and submits it to the states for ratification; and in

 

1950, President Harry S. Truman announced a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.

 

Gandhi; Hitler

On today's date in 1969,The Beatles' last public performance, an impromptu concert on the roof of London's Apple Records, is broken up by police.

 

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Edgar Allan Poe and The Grateful Dead

This author was published for the first time on today's date in 1845.

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Henry VIII, Jane Austen, and the largest snowflakes in the world

On January 28 in 1547, Henry VIII dies. His son, Edward VI, becomes King.

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Today in history: January 27

 On January 27 in

 

1945, The Red Army liberates the remaining inmates of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp built by the Nazi Germans on the territory of Poland;

 

1985, the University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States;

 

1980, the Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War.  Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming the conflict's last recorded American combat casualty;

 

1888, the National Georgraphic Society is founded in Washington, D.C.; and in

 

1980, through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian caper. 

 

Today in history: January 26

On January 26 in

 

1905, Maria von Trapp, Austrian American singer, is born;

 

1915, The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of Congress;

 

1837, Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state;

 

1924, Saint Petersburg, Russia, is renamed Leningrad;

 

1934, The Apollo Theater opens in Harlem, New York City; and in 

 

1905,The world's largest diamond ever, the Cullinan, weighing 3,106.75 carats is found in South Africa.

Today in history: January 25

On January 25 in 1533, Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn . . .

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Today in history: January 24

On January 24 in

 

1908, The first Boy Scout troop is organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell;

 

41, Roman Emperor Caligula dies by assasination;

 

2003, The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation;

 

1848,James Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento,starting the California Gold Rush;

 

1984, The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale; and in 

 

1949, American actor and comedian, John Belushi is born. 

On January 23 in

1849, elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States' first female doctor;

 

1957, American inventor Walter FrederickMorrison sells the rights to his flying disc to the Wham-O toy company, which later renames it the "Frisbee";

 

1997, Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State;

 

1556, The deadliest earthquake in history, the Shaanxi earthquake, hits Shaanxi province, China.  The death toll may have been as high at 830,000;

 

1973, President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam; and in

 

1571, the Royal Exchange opens in London. 

 

Today in history: January 22

On January 22 in 

1984, Apple's Macintosh personel computer  is introduced during SuperBowlXVIII ;

1957, TheNewYorkC ity"MadBomber",GeorgeP.Metesky,is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs ;

2002, Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy proteection;

1931, American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke is born; and in

1901, Queen Victoria dies at the age of 82.    

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