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  1. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On This Day...

    King Louis XVI was executed on this day, Jan 21, 1793

    Lenin died on Jan 21, 1929

    On Jan 21, 1976, The Concorde takes off with commercial passengers for the first time.

    On Jan 21, 1977, Jimmy Carter gives pardons to draft dodgers.

    On Jan 21, 2009, Toyota passes GM as the Worlds biggest automaker.
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    On Jan 22, 1840, British Colonists discover New Zealand. (Hi @jp-30!)

    On Jan 22, 1901, Queen Victoria dies

    On Jan 22, 1973, Lyndon Johnson dies

    On Jan 22, 1973, The US Supreme Court legalizes abortion via Roe v. Wade

    Ted Kaczynski pleads guilty to the Unabomber bombings on Jan 22, 1998

    Actor Heath Ledger dies from an accidental prescription overdose on Jan 22, 2008

    On Jan 22, 2010, Conan O'Brien hosts his final Tonight Show after Jay Leno stabs him in the back.
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  3. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On Jan. 23, 1556, the deadliest earthquake ever hit China, when an approx. 8.0 - 8.3 quake killed over 830,000 people.

    On Jan 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first recognized female physician in the US.

    The first frisbees were produced on this day in 1957

    The NBC TV show The A-Team debuted following the Super Bowl on Jan 23, 1983

    On Jan 23, 1997 Madeline Albright is sworn in as the first female Secretary of State in the US.
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    On Jan 24, 1984, the Apple McIntosh computer was released to the world.
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  6. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On Jan 25, 1905, the world's largest diamond was found.

    On Jan 25, 1924, the first Winter Olympic games are held in France.

    The first Emmy awards were held on Jan 25, 1949

    President John F. Kennedy holds the first live televised news conference on Jan 25, 1961

    On Jan 25, 1971, Charles Manson and his followers are convicted of the brutal murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others. Originally sentenced to death, Manson and the others' sentences were commuted to life with the possiblity of parole when the Supreme Court temporarily outlawed the Death Penalty. Though he's been up for parole many times since, he's continued to be denied release from prison to this day.
  7. Sarge Chosen One

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    Was that the Hope diamond? I saw that at the Smithsonian about 30 years ago.
  8. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Nope, it was the Cullinan.
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    Oh Jan 26, 1788, the first penal colony was established in Australia

    On Jan 26, 1838, Tennessee becomes the first state to enact prohibition legislation.

    India becomes a nation on Jan 26, 1950

    On Jan 26, 1980, the US Olympic Committee votes to boycott the Moscow Olympics.

    On Jan 26, 2005, President George W. Bush nominates Condelezza Rice to succeed Colin Powell as Secretary of State, making her the first African - American Female to hold that position.
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    GTFOTB
  12. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On Jan 27,1888, the National Geographic Society was founded.

    On on Jan. 27, 1967, a launch pad fire during Apollo testing claims the lives of three astronauts

    Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger died on Jan 27, 2010
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    Lest we forget...
    [IMG]

    Left to right: Roger Chaffee, Ed White, Gus Grissom
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  14. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On Jan 28, 1777, an ill - fated plan is submitted to isolate New England from the other Colonies.

    On Jan 28, 1959, The Green Bay Packers hire Vince Lombardi as their Head Coach.

    On Jan 28, 1964, the Soviets shoot down a US jet.

    On Jan 28, 1985, the song "We Are the World" is recorded

    On Jan 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger explodes 86 seconds after it lifts off, killing all abord her.
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    Lest we forget...
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    Back row (left to right): Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik
    Front row (left to right): Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair
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    On Jan 29, 1820, King George III died.

    On Jan 29, 1843, President William McKinley was born. He would become the first President to drive in an automobile.

    On Jan 29, 1936, the Baseball Hall of Fame elects it's first members. The first inductees were: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson.
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    On Jan 30, 1948, Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi, India.
  18. beezel26 Force Ghost

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    My birthday. And I remember the Challenger explosion very vividly. I was in school and although we didn't watch the launch, another class did and us boys were in the bathroom and they came in and told us.
  19. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Happy belated Birthday Beezel.
  20. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Ben Kingsley no!
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    45 years ago today...

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  23. CloneUncleOwen Force Ghost

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    ^ You can't tell from the photo, but Ben Kingsley is playing the drums.
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    On Jan 31, 1606, Guy Fawkes dies.

    On Jan 31, 1865, the US House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing Slavery in the US. The Amendment is subsequently ratified by the States.

    Author Zane Grey is born on Jan 16, 1872

    American composer Phillip Glass is born on Jan 16, 1937

    On Jan 31, 1950, President Truman announces the development of the Hydrogen bomb.

    Movie studio producer Samuel Goldwyn dies on Jan 31, 1974 at age 91.

    On Jan 31, 1988, Doug Williams of the Washington Redskins becomes the first African American quarterback to lead his team to Super Bowl victory.
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    On Feb 1, 1884, The Oxford Dictionary is published.

    On Feb 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia explodes as it is returning to Earth.