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This day in History January 9th

2005 The second Sudanese War ends

As an outcome, Southern Sudan is granted autonomy; in 2011, South Sudan becomes an independent nation.

1916 The Battle of Gallipoli ends
The Gallipoli Campaign during World War I ended with the victory of the Ottoman Empire.

1861 The first shots of the American Civil War are fired
The steamer, Star of the West, was fired upon by the Confederates as it attempted to enter Charleston Harbor

1768 Philip Astley opens the world's first modern circus
The British equestrian, who is considered the father of modern circus, opened a riding school in London where he also performed tricks for an audience in the afternoons.

1431 The trial against Joan of Arc begins
She was executed on May 30, 1431, exonerated in 1456, and canonized in 1920 by Pope Benedict XV.
 

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1776
writer, Thomas Paine published his famous pamphlet 'Common Sense' his arguments in favor of independence from Great Britian.It was orginally published anonymously,is credited with uniting average citizens/poltical leaders behind the idea of independence
1908
Muir Woods National Monument is established named after naturist, John Muir. It is a old growth coastal redwood forest which protects 554 acres,managed by U.S. National Park Service. Its located 12 miles north of San Francisco
1956
Abigail Van Buren{Pauline Phillips}'Dear Abby' advice column first appears in newspapers
1986
Kodak loses its patent fight with Poloroid,has to end its instant camera business
2001
at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco,Apple announced 'ITunes' which organizes playing ditigal music/videos
 

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This day in History January 10th

1946 The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens

51 nations were represented on that day.

1929 The first Adventures of Tintin comic book is published
Hergé's books became hugely popular in Europe and the rest of the world.

1920 The Treaty of Versailles takes effect
Although a ceasefire had been in place since November 11, 1918, World War I officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles.

1863 London Underground opens
“The Tube” is the world's oldest underground railway.

1776 Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense

The pamphlet argued for freedom from British rule and it helped spark the American Revolutionary War.
 

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Births on this day January 10

1987 César Cielo
Brazilian swimmer

1960 Brian Cowen
Irish politician, 12th Taoiseach of Ireland

1953 Pat Benatar
American singer-songwriter

1949 George Foreman
American boxer

1945 Rod Stewart
English/Scottish singer-songwriter

Deaths on this day January 10th

2016 David Bowie
English singer-songwriter, producer, actor

1976 Howlin' Wolf
American singer-songwriter, musician

1971 Coco Chanel
French fashion designer founded the Chanel Company

1862 Samuel Colt
American inventor, the industrialist, founded the Colt's Manufacturing Company

1778 Carl Linnaeus
Swedish botanist, physician, zoologist
 

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1901
oil was discovered at Spindletop,Beaumont, Texas which marked the beginning of Texas oil boom{gusher age}
1946
United Nations General Assembly meets for the 1st time in London
1949
RCA introduces 45 mph record
1982
NFC Championship game between SF 49'ers,Dallas Cowboys. SF wide receiver,Dwight CLark makes a 'finger tip catch for a touch down with 58 secs left in the game. The 49'ers won the game 28-27 went on to win the Super Bowl
Deaths on this day:
1961
Dashiell Hammet, U.S. detective writer,'The Thin Man', 'Maltese Falcon' was 66
1977
Ruth Wakefield who invented the Toll House Cookie was 73
1982
Paul Lynde,comedic actor,died of a heart attack was 55
 

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This day in History January 11th

2002 The first prisoners arrive in Guantanamo Bay

Following reports of torture, Amnesty International called the situation at the US detention camp a “human rights scandal”.

1985 The first Rock in Rio music festival is held

A whopping 1.5 million people attended, making it the world's largest music festival.

1962 A massive landslide kills 4,000 in Peru
Nine villages in the Río Santa Valley were engulfed by a 12-meter wall of rock and ice.

1935 Amelia Earhart flies solo from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland

She was the first person to achieve this feat. Her journey took her from Honolulu to Oakland, California.

1922 Insulin is used for the first time to treat diabetes

14-year-old Leonard Thompson was the first person to receive the medication to combat his Type 1 diabetes.
 

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11th January

1569 The first state lottery took place in England. Lots were sold at the West Door of St Paul’s Cathedral. National lotteries continued until 1826 when it was felt that " the inducement to gambling held out by lotteries is a great moral evil, helping to impoverish many and diverting attention from the more legitimate industrial modes of moneymaking."

1879 The start of the Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa.

1954 All Comet airliners were grounded. The day before, 35 people had died in a mysterious crash off the island of Elba. In 1953, another Comet had crashed inexplicably near Calcutta when 'it fell out of the sky for no apparent reason’. The cause was finally traced to a structural fault, with serious consequences for British aviation.

1980 Nigel Short, age 14, from Bolton, Lancashire, became the youngest International Master in the history of chess. Participating in four World Junior Championships, from 1980–1983, Short achieved his best result during his first attempt, in which he was placed second to Garry Kasparov. He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1984, aged nineteen, the world's youngest grandmaster at that time.
 

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1787
astronomer, William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon moons of Uranus
1913
at the 13th auto show in NYC, the 1st sedan type car,Hudson is displayed
1964
the 1st U. S. govt report by Surgeon General, Luther Terry warning about smoking,maybe hazardous to your health
2007
author JK Rowling finishes the 7th&last book of the' Harry Potter' series,'The Deathly Hallows
birthdays:
1775
Alexander Hamilton one of the founding fathers, 1st U. S. Sec of the Treasury
1807
Ezra Cornell founded Western Union Telegraph, Cornell Univ
1952
jazz fushion guitarist, Lee Ritenour
deaths:
1843
Francis Scott Key ,wrote lyrics to 'Star Spangled Banner' age 63
1928
author Thomas Hardy'Far From the Madding Crowd' age 87
2008
Sir Edmund Hillary,mountaineer/explorer, 1st to climb Mt Everest 88
 

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This day in History January 12th

2010 An earthquake kills 316,000 in Haiti

Most of the country's capital, Port-au-Prince, was destroyed during the disaster.

1991 The U.S. Congress votes for war in Iraq
President George H. W. Bush was given the authority to use military force to expel Iraq from Kuwait.

1969 Led Zeppelin releases their debut album

The album was imaginatively named “Led Zeppelin”.

1967 James Bedford is frozen with the intent of future resuscitation

Bedford was the first human to be cryonically preserved; his body awaits resuscitation in Scottsdale, Arizona.

1908 The first long-distance radio message is broadcast from the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Scientist Lee de Forest's broadcast was heard by an audience of 50.
 

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1773
Charlestown,South Carolina establishes the 1st public museum in American colonies
1895
The National Trust is founded in Britain by Octavia Hill,Robert Hinter,Hardwicke Ramsey.Its one of the largest charities in the country to care for natural&historic places
1959
Motown Record Company is founded by Barry Gordy,Jr, orginial name of company was Tamala
2004
world's largest ocean liner at 1,131.99 ft managed by Cunard Cruises,the RMS Queen Mary2 makes its maiden voyage from Southampton,England to Fort Launderdale, Fla. It has 1,3110 staterooms, 944 private balconies,66 of them have ocean views
birthdays:
1856
U.S. painter, John Singer Sargent
1876
writer,Jack London'Call Of The Wild'
1910
actress, Luise Rainer,won 2 Oscars for Best Actress 'The Great Ziegfield' '36,'The Good Earth' 37
1964
Jeff Bezos ,founder of Amazon
deaths:
1897
English teacher/ inventor, Issac Pitman of Pitman Shorthand 84
1976
British crime novelist, Agatha Christie,85
2003
Maurice Gibbs of 'The Bee Gees' 53
2017
author,William Peter Blatty'The Exorcist' 89
 

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This day in History January 13th

What Happened On This Day – January 13

2012 The cruise ship Costa Concordia sinks, killing 32
The ship's captain was later accused of imprudence, negligence, and incompetence.

2001 An earthquake devastates El Salvador
This quake killed nearly 1000 people; at least 315 people fell victim to a second quake on February 13, 2001.

2000 Bill Gates steps down as CEO of Microsoft
Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975 together with Paul Allen.

1968 Johnny Cash performs live at Folsom State Prison

The album “Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison” became a huge success.

1915 The worst earthquake in Italian history kills 30,000

The quake hit the town of Avezzano, about 100 km (60 m) east of Rome
 

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13th January

1404 The Act of Multipliers was passed, prohibiting anyone from creating gold or silver from base metal by means of alchemy - despite the fact that no-one had ever succeeded! Henry IV was afraid that should anyone master it, they could bring down king and country.
In 1689, the scientist - and alchemist - Robert Boyle successfully lobbied for repeal of the Act.

1691 The death of George Fox, English founder of the religious group of the Society of Friends, also known as the Quakers. He was interred in the Nonconformists' burying ground at Bunhill Fields in London, in the presence of thousands of mourners.

1842 Dr. William Brydon, an assistant surgeon in the British East India Company Army during the First Anglo-Afghan War is famous for being the only member of an army of 4,500 men and 12,000 civilians to survive a massacre after the army's long retreat from Kabul. He safely reached the British sentry post at Jalalabad.
 

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1794
Congress changes U.S. flag to 15 stars&15 stripes
1913
the world's largest black women's sorority,Delta Sigma Theta is founded at Howard Univ in Washington,DC
1942
Ford Company founder,Henry Ford patents a method to make plastic auto bodies
2018
at 8am local time in Hawaii,a emergency management agency employee accidentally sends out a real ballistic missile alert to thousands of residents&tourists,which said'"Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii,seek immediate shelter'. There was a 38 min gap between the alert& the correction which notified everybody it was an error.
birthdays:
1832
Horatio Alger,clergyman/author
1919
actor, Robert Stack
1925
actress/singer/dancer/ Gwen Verdon
1970
TV producer/series creator,Shonda Rhimes,'Grey's Anatomy,Private Practice, Scandal'
deaths:
1864
composer, Stephen Foster 37
1929
frontiersman,Wyatt Earp 80
1941
novelist, James Joyce 58
2009,actor, Patrick McGoohan'The Prisoner/Secret Agent Man' 80
2017
Lord Snowdon,British photographer, ex husband of Princess Margaret 86
 

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This day in History January 14th

2005 The European Huygens space probe lands on Saturn's moon Titan

It was the first-ever landing in the outer solar system.

1967 The Summer of Love is launched with the Human Be-In
San Francisco was the epicenter of the Hippie Revolution, which soon influenced cultures around the world.

1953 Tito becomes President of Yugoslavia

The authoritarian leader became a unifying symbol in his country and is still known by many today.

1943 Churchill, Roosevelt, and de Gaulle meet in Casablanca to discuss their WWII strategy
During the secret Casablanca Conference, the leaders agreed that the allied forces would accept nothing less than the unconditional surrender of the Axis powers.

1559 Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England
“The Virgin Queen” was the daughter of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII.
 

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14th January

1878 Queen Victoria watched a demonstration of Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone, by W.H. Preece at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. Preece called it 'Signalling through Space without Wires'.

1872 Died today aged 16, Greyfriars Bobby, the faithful Skye Terrier who became famous for guarding his master's grave for 14 years. Greyfriars Bobby was the faithful dog of John Gray, also known as Auld Jock, in Edinburgh. When Gray died and was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, Bobby sat by the grave every day and guarded it for the remaining 14 years of his life. The Skye Terrier was buried nearby.

1896 The first public screening of a film in Britain, at the London headquarters of the Royal Photographic society.

1937 The first Gallup Opinion Poll was conducted in Britain. It was the invention of the American George Horace Gallup who founded the Gallup Institute in 1935.

2002 After three months of no cases being reported, the United Kingdom was finally declared free from the 'Foot and Mouth' infection, after a crisis that started in 2001 in which millions of cows and sheep were destroyed.
 

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1690
musical instrument,clarinet is invented in Numberg,Germany
1873
'celluloid' is registered as a trademark by inventor, John Wesley Hyatt
1943
Pres Franklin Roosevelt becomes 1st U.S. President to travel overseas.He flew from Miami,Fla to Morocco to meet with British Prime minister,Winston Churchill
2019
according to U.S. National Safety Council,Americans dying of accidential drug overdose is higher than a car accident
birthdays:
1875
theologian/writer, Albert Schweitzer
1904
British photographer, Cecil Beaton
1915
U.S. radio/TV game producer, Mark Goodwin
1938
singer, Jack Jones
deaths:
1742
English astronomer, Edmond Halley{comet is named after him} 85
1898
author, Lewis Carroll'Alice in Wonderland' 65
1957
actor, Humphrey Bogart 57
1977
actor Peter Finch 60,won Best Actor Academy Award postmously for his role in movie 'Network"
 

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This day in History January 15th

2001 Wikipedia goes online

The online encyclopedia has since become the largest reference work on the internet.

1992 Croatia and Slovenia are internationally recognized as independent nations
The Yugoslav federation effectively collapsed as a result.

1973 Nixon orders ceasefire in Vietnam
The fighting continued anyway until the capture of Saigon by the Vietnam People's Army on April 30, 1975.

1892 The rules of Basketball are published
Canadian James Naismith invented the sport for his gym class at YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1759 The British Museum opens
Its collection comprises 8 million items and it is one of the most comprehensive collections in the world.
 

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1861
elevator industralist, Elisha Otis patents steam elevator
1927
Tennessee Supreme Court overturns teacher, John T. Scopes guilty verdict of teaching evolution
1948
movie' The Treasure of Sierra Madre' is released directed by John Huston.The movie stars, Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt,Walter Huston{John's son} they play a trio of gold prospectors. The movie won 3 Academy Awards, director, screen play,supp actor,Huston
2009
U.S. Air pilot, Chesley'Sully' Sullenberger lands plane # 1549 on the Hudson River in NYC shortly after taking off from LaGuardia Airport in NYC. All passengers/crew survived. known now as' Miracle on The Hudson'
 

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Jan 15th Birthdays
1412
Joan Of Arc- Roman Catholic Saint, heroine of France
1906
Artristotle Onassis- Greek shipping tycoon
1913
Lloyd Bridges, actor'TV show' Sea Hunt'
1929
Martin Luther King, Jr -civil rights activist
deaths:
1896
Matthew Brady, photographer{Civil War} 72
1915
Fannie Farmer- American culinary pioneer who started modern cooking using precise measurements 57
1987
Ray Bolger- actor/singer/dancer'Scarecrow' in movie'Wizard of Oz" 83
1994
Harry Nilsson singer/songwriter "Everybody's Talkin', Without You" 52
 


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