These articles are about historic events in the month of January.
1/1 - 1/31 January
The events that happened in the month of January.
Alice Paul born January 11
Alice Paul was born into a Quaker family in 1885. Following the doctrine of her strict Quaker upbringing, she fought for equality between men and woman. She was a woman way ahead of her time as she drafted the first equal right amendment for the United States.
Charles Manson Convicted January 25, 1971
Was Charles Manson the smartest serial killer of his time or was he just lucky? After a life of crime he was convicted of first degree murder on January 25, 1971 and put on death row. Although still believed to be guilty, he is still alive today.
Diane Keaton's Long Successful Career
Diane Keaton has romantic relationships with many of her colleagues while making her most successful movies. Did the relationship make the movie or the movie make the relationship?
Ganymede´s Discovery (January 13, 1610)
During a time when disbelief in the ancient teachings of astronomy were punishable by death, Galileo Galilei dared to denounce the teachings of the Church and develop his own ideas and theories. His discoveries and inventions furthered modern astronomy, beginning with his discovery of Ganymede.
January 20th is often seen as the Inauguration Day; the day that U.S. Presidents are sworn in. We look at the inauguration dates in history of each president.
Inauguration History (January 20, 1937-2009)
Since 1937, the inauguration of the President of the United States has been January 20th. Why this date? We´ll examine the why´s and the ´firsts´ this date has seen throughout history.
January 18th – Today In History
What events occurred on January 18th?
January 19th – Today In History
What events occurred on January 19th?
January 20th – Today In History
What events occurred on January 20th?
January 21st – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 21st.
January 22nd – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 22nd.
January 23rd – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 23rd.
January 24th – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 24th.
January 25th – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 25th.
January 26th - Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 26th.
January 27th – Today In History
What events occurred on January 27th?
January 28th – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 28th.
January 29th – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 29th.
January 30th – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 30th.
January 31st – Today In History
We take a look at some of the events that occurred on January 31st.
Klaus Barbie - the Butcher of Lyon
Klaus Barbie tortured and killed thousands of people and the US aided his escape to Bolivia. Despite his sadistic and evil tendencies, he was not arrested until four years before his natural death.
LEGO-Mania (January 28, 1958)
Celebrating 50 years of playing and learning!
Memorable Dates In Super Bowl History
We take a look at these important dates for the NFL’s biggest game.
Minnesota Fats Dies Jan 18, 1996
Rudolph Wanderone was a career entertainer that became known for his ability to hustle an audience. He began in a pool hall where he made outrageous bets and entertained a room full of people. He walked away with their money and became famous. A man without modesty; he made himself famous.
Octomom Children Have Second Birthday
On January 26, 2009 Nadya Suleman gave birth to octuplets for the second time in history. The first family to give birth to octuplets was to Nkem and Ikye Louis Chukwu of Houston, Texas. The differences between the two families are as different as night and day.
Prohibition (January 16, 1919-December 5, 1933)
Prohibition signed into effect, but what effect did it have on the U.S.?
Remembering the Challenger (January 28, 1986)
On January 28, 1986, five men and two women smiled and waved to cameras as the entered the Space Shuttle Challenger. Within two minutes after launch, however, their lives ended in a disaster that rocked the 1980´s.
Sam Colt´s Revolver (January 4, 1847)
After having a few setbacks in his early career as a gun designer and manufacturer, Samuel Colt rose to prominence in a time where guns were the most accurate weapons available. "Abe Lincoln set men free; Sam Colt made them equal."
The Amazing Kreskin
The Amazing Kreskin denied being clairvoyant or to have special powers, and yet he would go on stage and wow viewers with his ability to sense what others were thinking.
Unusual January Events
We list some of the unusual and crazy holidays and events happening in January.
Wedding Music Popularized (January 25, 1858) Today in History Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Today in History Site Map
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