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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 28th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 28, 1547, the 9-year-old son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Edward VI, became King of England. On January 28, 1887, Fort Keogh, Montana was the scene of what was probably the most bizarre snow storm in recorded history. On January 28, 1915, an Act of Congress created the United States Coast Guard out of the combination of The Revenue Cutter Service and the…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 27th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 27, 98 AD, Trajan became Emperor of Rome, succeeding his (adoptive) father Nerva as Emperor. On January 27, 1880, Thomas Edison patented the incandescent light bulb, the first truly commercially viable electric light bulb, but certainly not the first light bulb! On January 27, 1939, one of the great American fighter planes of World War II, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, made its…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 26th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 26, 1856, elements of the United States Marine Corps fought a battle against a most unlikely of opponents, Native American warriors of the tribes in the Washington Territory, a battle with the catchy sounding name, The Battle of Seattle. On January 26, 1905, the South African earth gave up the largest gem-quality diamond in history! On January 26, 1945, the…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 25th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 25, 1585, Walter Raleigh, an English explorer and adventurer, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I of England, perhaps because he named a region of North America “Virginia” in honor of the Virgin Queen. On January 25, 1881, 2 of the great names in the annals of inventions teamed up to form the Oriental Telephone Company. On January 25, 1915, telephone…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 24th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 24, 41 A.D., the Roman emperor known as Caligula was assassinated by his own Praetorian Guard! On January 24, 1915, the British Royal Navy Grand Fleet fought a sizable naval engagement against elements of the German Imperial High Seas Fleet in the North Sea at an area called Dogger Bank. On January 24, 1940, The Grapes of Wrath, a  drama film…

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