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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 23rd.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 23, 971, troops of the Chinese Song Dynasty managed to defeat the War Elephant Corps of the Southern Han Kingdom by the use of deadly crossbows. On January 23, 1556, China was rocked by a devastating earthquake that resulted in more human death than any other earthquake in recorded history. On January 23, 1570, history of the infamous type was made when James…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 22nd.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 22, 613, in the capital city of Constantinople, Emperor Heraclius of the Byzantine Empire declared his 8 month old son, Constantine, Co-Emperor, or in the vernacular of the day, “Caesar.” On January 22, 1879, the British Army got a taste of colonial medicine when it suffered its worst defeat in its history against a native force armed mostly with archaic…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 21st.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 21, 1535, in the aftermath of “The Affair of the Placards,” French Protestants were burned at the stake in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. On January 21, 1793, King Louis XVI of France was convicted of treason and taken to the guillotine where he was promptly beheaded, just one of the many instances of famous beheadings…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 20th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 20, 1885, LaMarcus A. Thompson patented his version of the modern roller coaster, the Switchback Railway, which became the first roller coaster at Coney Island in New York! On January 20, 1920, a new organization devoted to the freedoms guaranteed to all Americans by the Constitution of the United States (and its amendments) was formed from the National Civil Liberties…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 19th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 19, 1913, the Holly Hotel in Holly, Michigan burned for the first time! On January 19, 2007, 3 intrepid Britons and their equally intrepid Canadian comrade made an incredible journey across Antarctica, using only leg power driving skis and the assistance of kites, to reach a point known as the Antarctic pole of inaccessibility. On January 19, 2014, Serena Williams,…

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