Events by Month: January

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  1. 18th January, 177 Captain James Cook becomes the first European to set eyes upon which archipelago, that he named The Sandwich Islands?
  2. 1st January, 45BCE. Which calendar, named after a Roman general and consul, comes into effect, establishing the 1st of January as the beginning of the year?
  3. 2nd January, 149 The city of Granada is captured, marking the end of the Christian reconquista of which European nation?
  4. 3rd January, 195 Which US territory is incorporated as the 49th state of the union?
  5. 4th January, 20 The Burj Khalifa - at 830m - becomes the tallest building in the world after its opening in which Middle Eastern city?
  6. 5th January, 193 Construction of which suspension bridge begins, designed to span the strait at the opening of San Francisco Bay?
  7. 6th January, 14 Which female saint, warrior and martyr was born in Domrémy, France?
  8. 7th January, 16 Which Italian astronomer announces the discovery of the four biggest moons of Jupiter?
  9. 8th January, 194 Which retired British army officer, the founder of the Boy Scout Movement died, aged 83 in Kenya?
  10. 9th January, 200 Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces which landmark product at a conference in San Francisco?
  11. 10th January, 194 The first general assembly of which organisation begins in London, United Kingdom?
  12. 11th January, 196 In a landmark paper, the US Surgeon General suggests that what activity may be harmful to health?
  13. 12th January, 20 Around 100,000 people are killed by a powerful earthquake in which Caribbean nation?
  14. 13th January, 196 Which famous musician performs live from inside Folsom State Prison?
  15. 14th January, 194 Which US President becomes the first to travel by plane when he flies from Miami to Casablanca, Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill?
  16. 15th January, 189 The Canadian doctor, James Naismith, published the rules to which popular sport?
  17. 16th January, 27BCA. Which man - born Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus - becomes the first emperor of Rome?
  18. 17th January, 19 Which explorer's expedition reaches the South Pole, less than one month after Roald Amundsen became the first to reach there?
  19. 19th January, 19 Georges Claude patents a lighting tube - commonly used in advertising - that creates bright colours by passing electricity through which noble gas?
  20. 20th January, 184 Which island, close to the Pearl River Delta in China, was occupied by the British?
  21. 21st January, 197 Commercial flights of which supersonic jet began on the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes?
  22. 22nd January, 190 Edward VII is proclaimed King of the United Kingdom, following the death of his mother, who was which long-serving Queen?
  23. 23rd January, 197 President Richard Nixon announced that a peace accord had been reached between the US and which Asian nation?
  24. 24th January, 4 Which Roman emperor - whose name roughly means "little soldier's boots" - was assassinated by his guards, who proclaimed his uncle as the new emperor?
  25. 25th January, 153 King Henry VIII marries which woman - his second wife - in secret?
  26. 26th January, 19 Which Scottish inventor publicly demonstrates the television for the first time?
  27. 27th January, 175 Which Austrian composer and child prodigy was born in Salzburg?
  28. 28th January, 198 Which NASA space shuttle disintegrated after launch, killing all 7 astronauts on board?
  29. 29th January, 188 Karl Benz patented the first successful vehicle to be powered by which fuel?
  30. 30th January, 196 Which band performed for the final time, on the roof of Apple Records in London?
  31. 31st January, 160 Which man - a co-conspirator in the Gunpowder plot - died after jumping from the gallows in Westminster, London?

Questions & Answers

Interactive Quiz

  1. 18th January, 177 Captain James Cook becomes the first European to set eyes upon which archipelago, that he named The Sandwich Islands?
    (He would be killed there on a later voyage).
  2. 1st January, 45BCE. Which calendar, named after a Roman general and consul, comes into effect, establishing the 1st of January as the beginning of the year?
    Julian Calendar
  3. 2nd January, 149 The city of Granada is captured, marking the end of the Christian reconquista of which European nation?
    Spain
  4. 3rd January, 195 Which US territory is incorporated as the 49th state of the union?
    Alaska
  5. 4th January, 20 The Burj Khalifa - at 830m - becomes the tallest building in the world after its opening in which Middle Eastern city?
    Dubai
  6. 5th January, 193 Construction of which suspension bridge begins, designed to span the strait at the opening of San Francisco Bay?
    Golden Gate Bridge
  7. 6th January, 14 Which female saint, warrior and martyr was born in Domrémy, France?
    Joan of Arc
  8. 7th January, 16 Which Italian astronomer announces the discovery of the four biggest moons of Jupiter?
    Galileo Galilei
  9. 8th January, 194 Which retired British army officer, the founder of the Boy Scout Movement died, aged 83 in Kenya?
    Robert Baden-Powell
  10. 9th January, 200 Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces which landmark product at a conference in San Francisco?
    iPhone
  11. 10th January, 194 The first general assembly of which organisation begins in London, United Kingdom?
    United Nations
  12. 11th January, 196 In a landmark paper, the US Surgeon General suggests that what activity may be harmful to health?
    Smoking
  13. 12th January, 20 Around 100,000 people are killed by a powerful earthquake in which Caribbean nation?
    Haiti
  14. 13th January, 196 Which famous musician performs live from inside Folsom State Prison?
    Johnny Cash
  15. 14th January, 194 Which US President becomes the first to travel by plane when he flies from Miami to Casablanca, Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill?
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
  16. 15th January, 189 The Canadian doctor, James Naismith, published the rules to which popular sport?
    Basketball
  17. 16th January, 27BCA. Which man - born Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus - becomes the first emperor of Rome?
    Augustus
  18. 17th January, 19 Which explorer's expedition reaches the South Pole, less than one month after Roald Amundsen became the first to reach there?
    Robert Falcon Scott
  19. 19th January, 19 Georges Claude patents a lighting tube - commonly used in advertising - that creates bright colours by passing electricity through which noble gas?
    Neon
  20. 20th January, 184 Which island, close to the Pearl River Delta in China, was occupied by the British?
    Hong Kong
  21. 21st January, 197 Commercial flights of which supersonic jet began on the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes?
    Concorde
  22. 22nd January, 190 Edward VII is proclaimed King of the United Kingdom, following the death of his mother, who was which long-serving Queen?
    Queen Victoria
  23. 23rd January, 197 President Richard Nixon announced that a peace accord had been reached between the US and which Asian nation?
    (North) Vietnam
  24. 24th January, 4 Which Roman emperor - whose name roughly means "little soldier's boots" - was assassinated by his guards, who proclaimed his uncle as the new emperor?
    Caligula
  25. 25th January, 153 King Henry VIII marries which woman - his second wife - in secret?
    Anne Boleyn
  26. 26th January, 19 Which Scottish inventor publicly demonstrates the television for the first time?
    John Logie Baird
  27. 27th January, 175 Which Austrian composer and child prodigy was born in Salzburg?
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  28. 28th January, 198 Which NASA space shuttle disintegrated after launch, killing all 7 astronauts on board?
    Challenger
  29. 29th January, 188 Karl Benz patented the first successful vehicle to be powered by which fuel?
    Petrol (Gasoline)
  30. 30th January, 196 Which band performed for the final time, on the roof of Apple Records in London?
    The Beatles
  31. 31st January, 160 Which man - a co-conspirator in the Gunpowder plot - died after jumping from the gallows in Westminster, London?
    Guy Fawkes