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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 7th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 7, 0000, Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem in what is now Israel, or perhaps more precisely, on the West Bank of the Jordan River in Palestine. On January 7, 1797, the first use of the Green, White, and Red tricolor Italian flag was seen in use by the Cisalpine Republic (formerly Milan) after Napoleon Bonaparte’s conquest of that region…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 6th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper It is January 6th, Merry Christmas!  Or wait, is it just Christmas Eve? On January 6, 1930, a milestone in automobile engine history occurred when the first diesel powered automobile trip was taken from Indianapolis, Indiana to New York, New York. On January 6, 1941, much of the world was enmeshed in World War II, with only the United States among the…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 5th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 5, 1066, Edward the Confessor of England died, setting the stage for what became the Norman Conquest. On January 5, 1895, French Army officer Alfred Dreyfus was falsely convicted of treason for allegedly having passed along secret information to the Germans in what famously became known as the Dreyfus Affair and was sentenced to live at the dreaded Devil’s Island prison in French Guiana. On…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 4th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 4, 1847, inventor of the modern revolving pistol, Sam Colt, first sold his 1847 Walker .44 caliber revolver to the US Army, and the pistol promptly made its mark in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) where the revolver gave the Americans a decided advantage. On January 4, 1903, Thomas Edison’s company filmed the execution of Topsy the Elephant, the largest purported casualty…

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A Brief History Today, January 3, 2023, we at History and Headlines just want to send out some positive thoughts to actor Jeremy Renner and athlete Damar Hamlin, both of whom have experienced potentially life-threatening accidental injuries on January 1st and January 2nd, respectively.  In addition to entertaining millions of film and sports fans, both men have been involved in various charitable endeavors. So, we hope that they are both able to recover. Our best to their families as well. Digging Deeper On January 2, 2023, Americans were shocked when a beloved screen actor, Jeremy Renner, was reported to be…

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