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This Month In History: January

1- In 1993, Chezikaslovalkia was dissolved into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
2- The Luna 1 is launched into orbit in 1959
3- In 1959 Alaska became the 49th state, bought for $7.2 million.
4- The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, opened in Dubai in 2010.
5- In 1933, The golden Gate bridge began construction
6- In 2021, the US capital was attacked by mobs of Donald Trump supporters.
7- In 1989, Akihito was sworn in as the emperor of Japan.
8- George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address, in 1790
9- The trial against Joan of Arc begins in 1431.
10- In 1929, the first Adventures of Tintin books were published.
11- In 1922, insulin was first used to treat diabetes.
12- Led Zeppelin drops their first album, Led Zeppelin, in 1969
13- In 1968, Johnny Cash performed live at Folsom State Prison.
14- Queen Elizabeth I becomes the queen of England in 1559.
15- In 2001, Wikipedia went online, and has now become the largest reference base on the internet.
16- In the year 27, the Roman Empire was established.
17- In 1995, an earthquake hit Kobe, Japan killing nearly 7,000 people.
18- Børge Ousland becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone, in 1997
19- Indira Gandhi becomes India’s first prime minister in 1966
20- In 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the first black president of the USA.
21- In 1997, the Concorde took off on its first flight as the most powerful commercial jet.
22- Heath Ledger died from an overdose in 2008.
23- In 1968 the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame were chosen.
24- In 1848, the California Gold Rush began, and 300,000 people traveled West.
25- The first arcade game “Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device” was patented in 1947.
26- In 1950, India became a republic.
27- In 1945, the Soviets forces liberated Auschwitz.
28- The space shuttle, The Challenger, broke apart mid takeoff killing all 7 aboard, in 1986.
29- Oprah Winfrey was born in 1954.
30- In 1969 the Beatles gave their last public performance atop the Apple Corps building.
31- In 1961, Ham the Chimp traveled into outer space, and returned safely.

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