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This Day in History - January

January 01, 2022

We wish you all a happy and healthy New Year! Let's look back at what the month of January has brought us in the past...

January 11902

 The first Rose Bowl takes place in Pasadena, California.

January 2nd, 1974

The maximum US speed limit becomes 55 in order to reduce the use of gasoline.

January 3rd, 1957

The first electric watch is introduced by the Hamilton Watch Company.

January 4th, 2004

NASA’s Mars Rover named Spirit successfully lands on Mars.

January 5th, 1920

The Boston Red Socks sell Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees.

January 6th, 1907

Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center, later paving the way for a new style in teaching which is still known today as the Montessori method.

January 7th, 1927

The Harlem Globetrotters play their very first game.

January 8th, 1958

At the age of 14, Bobby Fischer wins his first Chess Championship.

January 9th, 1951

The United Nations open in Manhattan.

January 10th, 1920

The first League of Nations meeting takes place.

January 11th, 1935

Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly from Hawaii to California alone.

January 12th, 1966

Batman’s TV series debuts.

January 13th, 1930

The first Mickey Mouse comic strip begins.

January 14th, 1954

Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio get married.

January 15th, 1967

The first even Super Bowl game is played.

January 16th, 1966

The first episode of Star Trek airs.

January 17th, 1916

The PGA is officially formed.

January 18th, 1896

The first X-ray machine is demonstrated.

January 19th, 1955

The board game Scrabble is invented.

January 20th, 1885

The roller coaster is invented.

January 21st, 1954

The first nuclear powered sub marine is launched.

January 22nd, 1952

The first commercial jet plane is put into service.

January 23rd, 1975

Barney Miller debuts on TV.

January 24th, 1984

The first Apple Macintosh starts being sold.

January 25th, 1961

JFK delivers the first live presidential speech on television.

January 26th, 1934

Opening day of Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.

January 27th, 1926

The first television broadcast in history takes place.

January 28th, 1915

The United States Coast Guard is created.

January 29th, 1959

The movie Sleeping Beauty is released.

January 30th, 1847

Yerba Buena, California gains its new name, San Francisco.

January 31st, 1961

Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.