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from Jan 9, 2020 to Mar 10, 2020 | Move Back - Move Forward

Jan 28
(repeats yearly)
 
On This Day 1
1624 – Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
1724 – The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
1754 – Sir Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to a friend.
1813 – Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
1851 – Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois.
Jan 28
(repeats yearly)
 
On This Day 2
1855 – A locomotive on the Panama Canal Railway runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean for the first time.
1878 – Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
1902 – The Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
1956 – Elvis Presley makes his first national television appearance.
1958 – The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
Jan 29
(repeats yearly)
 
On This Day 2
1886 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
1907 – Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
1980 – The Rubik's Cube makes its international debut at the Ideal Toy Corp. in Earl's Court, London.
Jan 29
(repeats yearly)
 
On This Day 1
1790 – The first boat specializing as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne.
1834 – US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.
1850 – Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.
1856 – Queen Victoria issues a Warrant under the Royal sign-manual that establishes the Victoria Cross to recognise acts of valour by British military personnel during the Crimean War.
1861 – Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.

 

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