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 1, 1902
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.