Dates with Destiny - January

Special Historical Events are in Order below by Month, Day, Year.
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January Day Year Special Historic Events
 
1
1735
Paul Revere Born in Boston  - Revolutionary War Patriot // Flagmaker Betsy Ross Born in Philladelphia //
Lincoln Signed Emancipation Proclamation
 
2

1861

Birthday of First Lady Helen Taft
3
1879
Birthday of First Lady Grace Coolidge
4
1896
Utah Became the 45th State
5
1933
President Calvin Coolidge Died - Thirteenth President of the United States
 
6
1912
New Mexico Became 47th State
7
1789
First Election of U.S. President Held
8
1815
U.S. Forces Under Gen. Andrew Jackson Defeated the British at Battle of New Orleans -War of 1812
9
1861
Mississippi Seceded from the Union
10
1776
Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" Published
 
11
1861
Alabama Seceded from the Union
 
12
1773
First Public Museum in U.S. was Established in South Carolina
 
13
1777
A New American Flag with Thirteen Stars  was Authorized by Congress
 
14
1783
Congress Ratified Treaty of Paris Formally Ending the Revolutionary War
 
15
1876
First Lady Eliza Johnson died
 
16
1944
Gen, Eisenhower Took Command of Allied Invasion Force in London
 
17
1706
American Patriot Benjamin Franklin Born in Boston
 
18
1862
John Tyler, 10th President of United States, died
 
19
1807
Civil War General Robert R. Lee Born in Virginia
 
20
1981
Iran released 52 American hostages
 
21
1954
"Nautlius" - First Atomic Submarine Launched
 
22
1973
Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States Died
 
23
1968
USS Pueblo seized by North Korea
 
24
1848
Gold Discovered in California
 
25
1915
Transcontinental Telephone Service N.Y. to San Fransisco
 
26
1837
Michigan Became the 26th State
 
27
1973
Vietnam War ended
 
28
1986
Spacecraft Challenger exploded
 
29
1843
Birth of William McKinley 25th President of the United States
 
30
1861
Birth of Franklin Rossevelt 32nd President of the United States
 
31
1885
Robert E. Lee Became the Confederate General of the Army of Northern Virginia