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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.
Thursday, January 20, 2022

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.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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.
Monday, January 17, 2022

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.
Sunday, January 16, 2022

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.
Saturday, January 15, 2022

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.
Friday, January 14, 2022

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.
Thursday, January 13, 2022

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.
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Today In History - January 11
Our On This Day In History archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of some of them for January 11.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Today In History - January 10
Today in History in 49 B.C. Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon signaling the start of civil war; in 1845 poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning began corresponding; and in 1917 Buffalo Bill (William Frederick) Cody, Army scout, Pony Express rider, wagon train driver, buffalo hunter, fur trapper, gold prospector and showman, died at age 70 in Denver, Colorado.
Monday, January 10, 2022

Today In History - January 9
Today in History in 1493 the first sighting of manatees by Christopher Columbus; in 1861 Mississippi seceded from the Union; and in 1959 "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premiered on CBS TV.
Sunday, January 9, 2022

Today In History - January 8
Today in History in 1935 Elvis Presley, American singer and King of Rock and Roll, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi; and in 1956 Elvis’ "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" single record went to #1 and stayed at #1 for a record 11 weeks.
Saturday, January 8, 2022

Today In History - January 7
Today in History in 1610 Galileo discovers the first three Jupiter satellites; in1800 13th U.S. President Millard Fillmore was born in Locke, New York; and in 1953 President Harry Truman announced the American development of the Hydrogen Bomb.
Friday, January 7, 2022

Today In History - January 6
Today in History in 1605 the first edition of Book One of Don Quixote was published in Madrid; in 1893 the Washington National Cathedral was chartered by Congress and signed by President Benjamin Harrison; and in 1931 Thomas Edison submitted his last patent application.
Thursday, January 6, 2022

Today In History - January 5
Today in History in 1836 Davy Crockett arrived in Texas just in time for the Alamo; in 1930 Bonnie Parker met Clyde Barrow for the first time; and in 1957 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to the New York Giants.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Today In History - January 4
Today in History in 1847 Samuel Colt sold his first revolver pistol to the U.S. government; in 1865 the New York Stock Exchange opened its first permanent headquarters in New York City; and in 1959 Luna 1 became the first craft to leave Earth’s gravity.
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Today In History - January 3
Today in History in 1431 Joan of Arc was handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon; in 1496 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tested a flying machine; and in 1938 the March of Dimes was established to fight polio.
Monday, January 3, 2022

Today In History - January 2
Today in History in 1842 the first wire suspension bridge opened in Pennsylvania; in 1942 the U.S. Navy opened a blimp base in New Jersey; and in 1965 Martin Luther King Jr. began a drive to register black voters.
Sunday, January 2, 2022

Today In History - January 1
Today in History in 1735 future silversmith and U.S. patriot Paul Revere, and in 1752 Betsy Ross (Elizabeth Griscom) the seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag were born.
Saturday, January 1, 2022

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