This month in History

This month in History: January 2020

General events not linked to a date

National Hot Tea Month

National Oatmeal Month

National Slow Cooking Month

National Soup Month

National Baking Month

National Fat-Free Living Month

1 January

National Bloody Mary Day

National Black Eyed Pea Day

1735 Paul Revere’s Birthday (1735 – 1818)

1752 Betsy Ross’s Birthday (1752 – 1836)

1892 Ellis Island Begins As Immigration gateway

1901 The Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed

1912 The Republic of China ( Taiwan ) created

1935 First Orange Bowl Game

1937 Federal Old Age Pensions Started

1942 United Nations Established

1947 Great Britain nationalises Coal mines

1947 Great Britain nationalises Railways

1962 The Beatles turned down by Decca Records

1966 Subway Strike Starts In New York

1973 UK Joins The EEC

1984 AT&T Broken Up

1991Canada introduces the national sales tax

1998 European Central Bank Created

2 January

National Buffet Day

National Cream Puff Day

Cape Town Minstrel Carnival

1929 Influenza Epidemic death toll over 200,000

1971 Ibrox Park stadium Disaster in Glasgow, Scotland

1974 New 55 MPH Speed Limit U.S Wide

2006 Sago Mine Disaster West Virginia

3 January

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

1892 J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 – 1973)

1926 Pontiac Introduced

1938 March of Dimes Foundation Created

1959 Alaska became the 49th state of the United States of America

1977 Apple Computer is incorporated

2018 Bra Willie, SA poet and political activist, died

4 January

National Spaghetti Day

Perihelion Day

National Trivia Day (U.S.A)

1643 Isaac Newton (1643 – 1727)

1785 Jacob Grimm (1785 – 1863)

1809 Louis Braille (1809 – 1852)

1923 Rosewood Massacre By KKK

1954 Elvis Presley Records First Demo Record

1981 Truck driver Peter Sutcliffe admitted to being the “Yorkshire Ripper,”

2007 Nancy Pelosi is elected as the first female Speaker of the United States Congress

2010 The worlds tallest building Burj Khalifa 2,716ft high with 160 floors opens in Dubai

5 January

National Whipped Cream Day

1896 X-ray Discovered

1914 Henry Ford introduces $5.00 per day wages for all his Ford workers.

1933 Work is started on The Golden Gate Bridge across the San Francisco Bay.

2009 Europe Gas Supplies Affected By Russia – Ukraine Dispute

6 January

National Shortbread Day

National Bean Day

Dia De Reyes / Epiphany / Three Kings Day

1412 Joan of Arc (1412 – 1431

1854 Sherlock Holmes Birthday

1920 The Yankees bought Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox

1994 Skater Nancy Kerrigan was about to speak to reporters in Detroit, Michigan when she was suddenly attacked

7 January

National Tempura Day

1953 President Harry Truman announced the U.S. has developed a hydrogen bomb (H-Bomb)

8 January

National English Toffee Day

National Bubble Bath Day

1935 Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977)

1941 Great Britain introduces Food Rationing using ration books

1942 Stephen Hawkins (1942)

1945 West Germany Handover by the Soviet Union

1961 Algeria Gains Independence From France

1964 President Lyndon Johnson Declares “War On Poverty”

2002 President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act

9 January

National Apricot Day

Coming of Age Day in Japan

Clean Off Your Desk Day

1913 Nixon’s Birthday (1913 – 1994 )

1958 Toyota and Datsun first appearances in the United States

1972 British miners first national strike for almost 50 years.

2007 Apple introduces the 4.5 inch X 2.4 inch Apple iPhone

10 January

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

1944 GI Bill Signed Into Law

1946 The first General Assembly of the United Nations Meeting

1964 “Introducing the Beatles,” the first Beatles Album is released in the US

1985 Sinclair C5 electric tricycle Goes On Sale in Britain

11 January

National Hot Toddy Day

National Milk Day

1903 Alan Paton, author of Cry the Beloved Country, was born


1922 First Diabetic Treated with Insulin

12 January

National Marzipan Day

National Curried Chicken Day

National Glazed Doughnut Day

1737 John Hancock (1737 – 1793)

2010 Haiti hit by massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake

13 January

National Gluten-Free Day

National Peach Melba Day

1935 Amelia Earhart flew solo across the Pacific

1957 P Wham-O Company Begins Making the Pluto Platter / Frisbee

1968 Johnny Cash performs live for the second time at Folsom Prison “Johnny Cash at At Folsom Prison Album”

14 January

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

1934 Loch Ness Monster Spotted

1942 President Roosevelt signed the War Department’s blanket Executive Order 9066

1952 “Today” Program Begins on NBC

1954 Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DeMaggio

1981 IRAN / U.S. Hostage Crisis Ends

15 January

National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day

National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

Hat Day (in the U.S.A.)

1909 Automobile hearse was used first time in a funeral procession

1929 Martin Luther King Jr birthday (1929 – 1968)

1936 Henry Ford established the Ford Foundation

1943 The Pentagon headquarters of the Department of Defense Completed

1967 In the first Super Bowl The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in Los Angeles

1997 Princess Diana angers defence ministers around the world after calling for an immediate international ban on landmines

2009 Flight 1549 Crashes In Hudson River

2018 Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, died at age 46

16 January

National Fig Newton Day

International Hot and Spicy Food Day

National Nothing Day in the U.S.A

Poetry Break Day

1932 Dian Fossey (1932 – 1985)

1991 Operation Desert Storm Begins Against Iraq Occupation of Kuwait

2003 Space Shuttle Columbia was launched on its final mission

2009 Bank Of America Bail Out BY US Government

17 January

National Hot Buttered Rum Day

1706 Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday (1706 – 1790)

1949 First Volkswagen Beetle in the U.S. arrived from Germany

1950 The Great Brinks Robbery

1983 Breakfast TV Launched IN UK

18 January

National Gourmet Coffee Day

Peking Duck Day

Thesaurus Day (U.S.A.)

1882: A.A. Milne’s Birthday (1882 – 1956)

1910 Scott reaches the South Pole (1910)

1967 The Boston Strangler, Albert DeSalvo was sentenced to life in prison

1991 Iraq attacks Tel Aviv, and Haifa, with Scud missiles

2010 Death Toll Raised to 200,000 Following Haiti Earthquake

19 January

National Popcorn Day

1839 Paul Cezanne’s Birthday (1839 – 1906)

1920 Palmer Raids round up 4,000 Radical Leftists in the United States

1966 Indira Gandhi becomes head of the Congress Party and prime minister of India

1983 Klaus Barbie ( the Butcher of Lyon ) is arrested in Bolivia and extradited to France

1983 Apple announces “The Apple Lisa” the first commercial personal computer to have a graphical user interface GUI and a computer mouse

20 January

National Buttercrunch Day

National Cheese Lover’s Day

National Cheese Day (U.S.A)

Penguin Appreciation Day

1930 Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin’s Birthday (1930)

1920 Prohibition takes effect stopping the sale and consumption of alcohol when the 18th Amendment went into effect

1961 John F. Kennedy, took the oath of office

1981 Iran released 52 weary American hostages, who were held for 444 days

21 January

National Granola Bar Day

National New England Clam Chowder Day

1954 US launched the world’s first atomic submarine, Nautilus

1976 The First Concordes with commercial passengers take off From London’s Heathrow Airport and Paris Orly Airport

2008 Black Monday in worldwide stock markets

2010 Toyota recalls 2.3 million cars in the United States

22 January

National Blonde Brownie Day

National Southern Food Day

1901 Queen Victoria passed away in the Osborne House on the Isle of Wight

1920 New “Dry Bill” (Alcohol Prohibition) being Introduced to Congress

1970 The Boeing 747 makes its first commercial passenger trip to London

1984 New Apple Macintosh computer was first displayed during the Super Bowl.

2002 Kmart Corp files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

2010 The stock market lost nearly 3.0% in 2 days and banking sector drops up to 5.0%

23 January

National Pie Day

National Rhubarb Pie Day

Chinese New Year

National Hand Writing Day (U.S.A.)

1922 Insulin First Used

1933 The 20th Amendment to the US Constitution Is Ratified

1961 Luxury Portuguese cruise liner Santa Maria is hijacked by terrorists

1964 The 24th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is Ratified

1973 US president, Richard Nixon, appears on national television to announce “peace with honour” in Vietnam.

1977 The Alex Haley book “Roots” is turned into a TV mini-series

24 January

National Peanut Butter Day

Lobster Thermidor Day

1935 First Canned Beer Sold

1989 The serial killer Ted Bundy was electrocuted

2003 United States Department of Homeland Security officially began operating

25 January

National Irish Coffee Day

1759 Robert Burns Birthday (1759-1796)

1924 first Winter Olympics games took place in the French Alps

1933 New Hourly Wage Rate set at 35 cents per hour

1960 Payola Scandal Comes To Light

1964 The Beatles get their first number one with “I Want To Hold Your Hand” on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

2005 Mandher Devi Temple Stampede

26 January

National Peanut Brittle Day

Australia Day

1939 Nationalists enters Barcelona Spanish Civil War

1945 Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland,

1950 India Formally becomes a republic

1998 President Bill Clinton appears on American Television and denies having “sexual relations” with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky

2005 Condoleezza Rice appointed to the post of secretary of state

2009 Iceland Banking System Collapses

27 January

Holocaust Memorial Day

National Chocolate Cake Day

1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

1832 Lewis Carroll’s birthday (1832 – 1898)

1926 John Logie Baird, gives the first public demonstration of a television system in London

1938 Honeymoon Bridge across Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada collapses

1944 Siege of Leningrad Broken after 872 days

1974 The Brisbane River Floods causing much of the city to flood

28 January

National Blueberry Pancake Day

1912 Jackson Pollock (1912 – 1956)

1978 First Episode of Fantasy Island Aired on Television

1986 The space shuttle Challenger explodes just after liftoff

29 January

National Corn Chip Day

Puzzle Day

1886 patent was given to Karl Benz for the motorized wagon with an internal combustion engine

1959 Disney releases the animated film Sleeping Beauty to theatres

30 January

National Croissant Day

1882 Theodore Roosevelt (1882 – 1945)

1931 Banks Go Bust by the thousands following losses during the Wall Street Crash

1948 Mahatma Gandhi assassinated in New Delhi

1968 The Viet Cong launched the Tet Offensive

1969 The Beatles make their last public performance giving an impromptu concert on the roof of the London recording studio.

1977 The Roots Part VIII finale episode is aired on ABC

31 January

National Hot Chocolate Day

Backwards Day

1797 Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

1919 Jackie Robinson (1919 – 1972)

1953 The Great Storm Strikes Netherlands England and Belgium