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February 2 - This day in History

February 2: General Interest
1887: First Groundhog Day

On this day in 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day... read more


American Revolution
1781 : Nathanael Greene finds fortification at Steele's Tavern
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nathanael-greene-finds-fortification-at-steeles-tavern


Automotive
1991 : Hurley Haywood in quest to win fifth 24 Hours of Daytona
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hurley-haywood-in-quest-to-win-fifth-24-hours-of-daytona


Civil War
1803 : Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/albert-sidney-johnston-born


Cold War
1949 : United States rejects proposal for conference with Stalin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-rejects-proposal-for-conference-with-stalin


Crime
1922 : Murder in Hollywood: A tale of vice and vixens
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/murder-in-hollywood-a-tale-of-vice-and-vixens


Disaster
1847 : First Donner Party member dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-donner-party-member-dies


General Interest
1943 : Battle of Stalingrad ends
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-stalingrad-ends

1971 : Idi Amin takes power in Uganda
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/idi-amin-takes-power-in-uganda

1980 : ABSCAM operation revealed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/abscam-operation-revealed


Hollywood
1996 : Gene Kelly dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gene-kelly-dies

2014 : Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at age 46
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/actor-philip-seymour-hoffman-dies-at-age-46


Literary
1882 : James Joyce is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/james-joyce-is-born


Music
1979 : Sid Vicious dies of a drug overdose in New York City
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sid-vicious-dies-of-a-drug-overdose-in-new-york-city


Old West
1812 : Russians establish Fort Ross
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/russians-establish-fort-ross


Presidential
1848 : Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/treaty-of-guadalupe-hidalgo-is-signed


Sports
1876 : National League of baseball is founded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/national-league-of-baseball-is-founded


Vietnam War
1962 : First U.S. Air Force plane crashes in South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-us-air-force-plane-crashes-in-south-vietnam

1970 : Antiwar protestors sue Dow Chemical
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/antiwar-protestors-sue-dow-chemical


World War I
1916 : Zeppelin crashes into North Sea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/zeppelin-crashes-into-north-sea


World War II
1942 : Quisling becomes prime minister of puppet regime in Norway
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quisling-becomes-prime-minister-of-puppet-regime-in-norway

February 1 - This day in History

February 1: General Interest
1884: Oxford Dictionary debuts

On this day in 1884, the first portion, or fascicle, of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), considered the most comprehensive and accurate dictionary of the English language, is published. Today, the OED is... read more


American Revolution
1781 : Davidson College namesake killed at Cowan's Ford
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/davidson-college-namesake-killed-at-cowans-ford


Automotive
2004 : Ford GT makes TV debut in Super Bowl ad
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-gt-makes-tv-debut-in-super-bowl-ad


Civil War
1861 : Texas secedes from the Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/texas-secedes


Cold War
1951 : U.N. condemns PRC for aggression
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/un-condemns-prc-for-aggression


Crime
1974 : Serial killer Ted Bundy strikes again
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/serial-killer-ted-bundy-strikes-again


Disaster
2003 : Columbia mission ends in disaster
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/columbia-mission-ends-in-disaster


General Interest
1790 : First session of the U.S. Supreme Court
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-session-of-the-us-supreme-court

1908 : Portuguese king and heir assassinated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/portuguese-king-and-heir-assassinated

1979 : Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ayatollah-khomeini-returns-to-iran


Hollywood
1887 : Official registration of Hollywood
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/official-registration-of-hollywood


Literary
1814 : "The Corsair" by Lord Byron is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-corsair-by-lord-byron-is-published


Music
1896 : Puccini's La bohème premieres in Turin, Italy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/puccini39s-la-bohegraveme-premieres-in-turin-italy


Old West
1885 : Mormon president goes underground
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mormon-president-goes-underground


Presidential
2003 : Bush addresses the nation after space shuttle Columbia explodes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bush-addresses-the-nation-after-space-shuttle-icolumbiai-explodes


Sports
1970 : NHL goalie Terry Sawchuk posts 103rd shutout
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nhl-goalie-terry-sawchuk-posts-103rd-shutout


Vietnam War
1964 : Operation Plan 34A commences
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-plan-34a-commences

1968 : Nixon announces his candidacy for president
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-his-candidacy-for-president


World War I
1917 : Germany resumes unrestricted submarine warfare
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germany-resumes-unrestricted-submarine-warfare


World War II
1943 : Japanese begin evacuation of Guadalcanal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-begin-evacuation-of-guadalcanal

January 31 - This day in History

January 31: General Interest
1950: Truman announces development of H-bomb

U.S. President Harry S. Truman publicly announces his decision to support the development of the hydrogen bomb, a weapon theorized to be hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II... read more


American Revolution
1752 : Gouverneur Morris is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gouverneur-morris-is-born


Automotive
2007 : Cars.com names most memorable TV cars
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carscom-names-most-memorable-tv-cars


Civil War
1865 : House passes the 13th Amendment
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/house-passes-the-13th-amendment


Cold War
1990 : First McDonald's opens in Soviet Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-mcdonalds-opens-in-soviet-union


Crime
1990 : The McMartin Preschool trials
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-mcmartin-preschool-trials


Disaster
1953 : Flood wreaks havoc in Europe
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/flood-wreaks-havoc-in-europe


General Interest
1606 : The death of Guy Fawkes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-death-of-guy-fawkes

1917 : Germany resumes submarine warfare
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germany-resumes-submarine-warfare

1968 : Viet Cong attack U.S. Embassy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/viet-cong--attack-us-embassy

1971 : Apollo 14 departs for the moon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iapollo-14i-departs-for-the-moon


Hollywood
1974 : Samuel Goldwyn dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/samuel-goldwyn-dies


Literary
1923 : Norman Mailer is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/norman-mailer-is-born


Music
1937 : American composer Phillip Glass is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-composer-phillip-glass-is-born


Old West
1872 : Author Zane Grey is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/author-zane-grey-is-born


Presidential
1995 : Clinton authorizes loan to Mexico
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clinton-authorizes-loan-to-mexico


Sports
1988 : Doug Williams leads Redskins to Super Bowl victory
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/doug-williams-leads-redskins-to-super-bowl-victory


Vietnam War
1968 : Viet Cong attack U.S. Embassy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/viet-cong-attack-us-embassy

1972 : North Vietnam presents nine-point peace proposal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-presents-nine-point-peace-proposal


World War I
1917 : Germans unleash U-boats
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-unleash-u-boats


World War II
1945 : The execution of Pvt. Slovik
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-execution-of-pvt-slovik

January 30 - This day in History

January 30: General Interest
1948: Gandhi assassinated

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic... read more


American Revolution
1781 : Maryland finally ratifies Articles of Confederation
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/maryland-finally-ratifies-articles-of-confederation


Automotive
1920 : Japan's Mazda founded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japans-mazda-founded


Civil War
1816 : Union General Nathaniel Banks is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nathaniel-banks-born


Cold War
1968 : Tet Offensive shakes Cold War confidence
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tet-offensive-shakes-cold-war-confidence


Crime
1948 : Gandhi sssassinated in New Delhi
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gandhi-sssassinated-in-new-delhi


Disaster
2000 : Plane crashes off Ivory Coast
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/plane-crashes-off-ivory-coast


General Interest
1649 : King Charles I executed for treason
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-charles-i-executed-for-treason

1835 : Shots fired in the House of Representatives
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/shots-fired-in-the-house-of-representatives

1945 : Burma supply route cleared
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/burma-supply-route-cleared

1972 : Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bloody-sunday-in-northern-ireland


Hollywood
1930 : Gene Hackman born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gene-hackman-born


Literary
1945 : Michael Dorris is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/michael-dorris-is-born


Music
1923 : Sidney Bechet's first record
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sidney-bechets-first-record


Old West
1933 : The Lone Ranger debuts on Detroit radio
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-lone-ranger-debuts-on-detroit-radio


Presidential
1835 : Andrew Jackson narrowly escapes assassination
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/andrew-jackson-narrowly-escapes-assassination

1882 : FDR is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-is-born


Sports
1994 : Dan Jansen skates world-record 500 meters
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dan-jansen-skates-world-record-500-meters


Vietnam War
1968 : Tet Offensive begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tet-offensive-begins

1971 : Operation Dewey Canyon II begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-dewey-canyon-ii-begins


World War I
1933 : Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/adolf-hitler-is-named-chancellor-of-germany


World War II
1943 : RAF launches massive daytime raid on Berlin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/raf-launches-massive-daytime-raid-on-berlin

January 29 - This day in History

January 29: General Interest
1936: U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects first members

On January 29, 1936, the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects its first members in Cooperstown, New York: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson and Walter Johnson... read more


American Revolution
1777 : Americans retreat from Fort Independence
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americans-retreat-from-fort-independence


Automotive
1843 : William McKinley, first U.S. president to ride in a car, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-mckinley-first-us-president-to-ride-in-a-car-is-born


Civil War
1861 : Kansas enters the Union as a free state
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kansas-enters-the-union


Cold War
1964 : Dr. Strangelove premieres
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dr-strangelove-premieres


Crime
1979 : School shooting in San Diego
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/school-shooting-in-san-diego


Disaster
1922 : Theater collapses in Washington, D.C.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/theater-collapses-in-washington-dc


General Interest
1820 : King George III dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-george-iii-dies

1861 : Divided Kansas enters the Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/divided-kansas-enters-the-union

1891 : Liliuokalani proclaimed queen of Hawaii
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/liliuokalani-proclaimed-queen-of-hawaii

1979 : Deng Xiaoping and Jimmy Carter sign accords
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/deng-xiaoping-and-jimmy-carter-sign-accords


Hollywood
1958 : Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward marry
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paul-newman-and-joanne-woodward-marry


Literary
1845 : "The Raven" is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-raven-is-published


Music
1962 : Peter, Paul and Mary sign their first recording contract
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peter-paul-and-mary-sign-their-first-recording-contract


Old West
1927 : Edward Abbey is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/edward-abbey-is-born


Presidential
1834 : Jackson sends troops to put down labor riot
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jackson-sends-troops-to-put-down-labor-riot

1843 : William McKinley is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-mckinley-is-born


Sports
1936 : Baseball Hall of Fame inducts first members
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baseball-hall-of-fame-inducts-first-members


Vietnam War
1968 : President Johnson requests additional funds
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-johnson-requests-additional-funds

1974 : Fighting continues in South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fighting-continues-in-south-vietnam


World War I
1915 : German lieutenant Erwin Rommel leads daring mission in France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/german-lieutenant-erwin-rommel-leads-daring-mission-in-france


World War II
1942 : Iran signs Treaty of Alliance with Great Britain and USSR
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iran-signs-treaty-of-alliance-with-great-britain-and-ussr

January 28 - This day in History

January 28: General Interest
1986: Challenger explodes

At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school social studies teacher from New Hampshire, won a competition that earned her a place among... read more


American Revolution
1777 : British plan to isolate New England
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-plan-to-isolate-new-england


Automotive
2009 : "Shuttin' Detroit Down" debuts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/shuttin-detroit-down-debuts


Civil War
1828 : Confederate General Thomas Hindman is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-hindman-born


Cold War
1964 : Soviets shoot down U.S. jet
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-shoot-down-us-jet


Crime
1958 : Killer couple strikes the heartland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/killer-couple-strikes-the-heartland


Disaster
1986 : Challenger explodes after liftoff
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/challenger-explodes-after-liftoff


General Interest
1917 : U.S. ends search for Pancho Villa
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-ends-search-for-pancho-villa

1997 : Afrikaner police admit to killing Stephen Biko
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/afrikaner-police-admit-to-killing-stephen-biko


Hollywood
2006 : Clint Eastwood honored by Directors Guild of America
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clint-eastwood-honored-by-directors-guild-of-america


Literary
1873 : Colette is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/colette-is-born


Music
1985 : American recording artists gather to record "We Are the World"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-recording-artists-gather-to-record-quotwe-are-the-worldquot


Old West
1855 : First train crosses the Panamanian isthmus
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-train-crosses-the-panamanian-isthmus


Presidential
1916 : Wilson nominates Brandeis to the Supreme Court
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wilson-nominates-brandeis-to-the-supreme-court


Sports
1959 : Vince Lombardi hired as Packers coach
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vince-lombardi-hired-as-packers-coach


Vietnam War
1973 : Cease-fire goes into effect
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cease-fire-goes-into-effect

1975 : Ford asks for additional aid
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ford-asks-for-additional-aid


World War I
1915 : Germans sink American merchant ship
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-sink-american-merchant-ship


World War II
1945 : Burma Road is reopened
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/burma-road-is-reopened

January 27 - This day in History

January 27: General Interest
1888: National Geographic Society founded

On January 27, 1888, the National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C., for "the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge."

The 33 men who originally met and formed the National Geographic Society were... read more


American Revolution
1785 : Georgia incorporates the first state university
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/georgia-incorporates-the-first-state-university


Automotive
1965 : Shelby GT 350 debuts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/shelby-gt-350-debuts


Civil War
1862 : President Lincoln orders armies to advance
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-orders-armies-to-advance


Cold War
1973 : U.S. officially ends participation in a Cold War conflict
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-officially-ends-participation-in-a-cold-war-conflict


Crime
1978 : The so-called Dracula killer
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-so-called-dracula-killer


Disaster
2002 : Explosions trigger deadly panic in Nigeria
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/explosions-trigger-deadly-panic-in-nigeria


General Interest
1926 : Baird demonstrates TV
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baird-demonstrates-tv

1967 : Astronauts die in launch pad fire
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/astronauts-die-in-launch-pad-fire

1975 : Senate investigation of FBI and CIA activities begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/senate-investigation-of-fbi-and-cia-activities-begins

1991 : Somali dictator flees
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/somali-dictator-flees


Hollywood
2004 : Thirteen-year-old Keisha Castle-Hughes nominated for Best Actress Oscar
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thirteen-year-old-keisha-castle-hughes-nominated-for-best-actress-oscar


Literary
1302 : Dante is exiled from Florence
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dante-is-exiled-from-florence

2010 : "The Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-catcher-in-the-rye-author-jd-salinger-dies

Music
1970 : John Lennon writes and records "Instant Karma" in a single day
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-lennon-writes-and-records-quotinstant-karmaquot-in-a-single-day


Old West
1951 : First atomic detonation at the Nevada test site
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-atomic-detonation-at-the-nevada-test-site


Presidential
1943 : Reagan serves in film unit
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-serves-in-film-unit



Sports
1996 : Monica Seles wins first Grand Slam title since being attacked
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/monica-seles-wins-first-grand-slam-title-since-being-attacked


Vietnam War
1973 : Paris Peace Accords signed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paris-peace-accords-signed


World War I
1918 : Workers prepare to strike in Germany
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/workers-prepare-to-strike-in-germany


World War II
1943 : Americans bomb Germans for first time
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americans-bomb-germans-for-first-time

1944 : Siege of Leningrad is lifted
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/siege-of-leningrad-is-lifted

January 26 - This day in History

January 26: General Interest
1788: Australia Day

On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia... read more


American Revolution
1779 : Engagement at Burke County Jail
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/engagement-at-burke-county-jail


Automotive
1979 : "The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-dukes-of-hazzard-premieres


Civil War
1863 : Joseph Hooker takes over the Army of the Potomac
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joseph-hooker-takes-over-the-army-of-the-potomac


Cold War
1980 : U.S. Olympic Committee votes against Moscow games
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-olympic-committee-votes-against-moscow-games


Crime
1788 : First Australian penal colony established
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-australian-penal-colony-established

1936 : So-called Mad Butcher terrorizes Cleveland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/so-called-mad-butcher-terrorizes-cleveland


Disaster
1974 : Cyclone Wanda causes flooding in Australia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cyclone-wanda-causes-flooding-in-australia


General Interest
1500 : Pinzon discovers Brazil
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pinzon-discovers-brazil

1838 : Tennessee passes nation's first prohibition law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tennessee-passes-nations-first-prohibition-law

1939 : Franco captures Barcelona
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/franco-captures-barcelona

1950 : Republic of India born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/republic-of-india-born


Hollywood
1934 : Sam Goldwyn buys rights to The Wizard of Oz
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sam-goldwyn-buys-rights-to-the-wizard-of-oz


Literary
2006 : Oprah Winfrey takes James Frey to task for lying
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oprah-winfrey-takes-james-frey-to-task-for-lying


Music
1962 : "The Twist" ends record-setting run
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quotthe-twistquot-ends-record-setting-run


Old West
1875 : Pinkertons maim Frank and Jesse James' mother
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pinkertons-maim-frank-and-jesse-james-mother


Presidential
1961 : Kennedy appoints first female presidential physician
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-appoints-first-female-presidential-physician

2005 : Bush appoints Rice as secretary of state
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bush-appoints-rice-as-secretary-of-state


Sports
1986 : Bears beat Patriots in Super Bowl XX
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bears-beat-patriots-in-super-bowl-xx


Vietnam War
1970 : POW spends 2,000th day in captivity
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pow-spends-2000th-day-in-captivity

1972 : North Vietnam rejects U.S. peace proposal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-rejects-us-peace-proposal


World War I
1918 : Ukraine declares its independence
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ukraine-declares-its-independence


World War II
1945 : Audie Murphy wounded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/audie-murphy-wounded

1945 : Soviets liberate Auschwitz
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-liberate-auschwitz

January 24 - This day in History

January 24: General Interest
1935: First canned beer goes on sale

Canned beer makes its debut on this day in 1935. In partnership with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Beer and Krueger's Cream Ale to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Virginia... read more


American Revolution
1781 : Light Horse and Swamp Fox raid Georgetown, South Carolina
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/light-horse-and-swamp-fox-raid-georgetown-south-carolina


Automotive
1871 : Albert Erskine, Studebaker chief, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/albert-erskine-studebaker-chief-is-born


Civil War
1865 : Confederate Congress agrees to resume prisoner exchanges
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/confederate-congress-to-resume-prisoner-exchanges


Cold War
1980 : U.S. announces military equipment sales to China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-announces-military-equipment-sales-to-china


Crime
1956 : Emmett Till murderers make magazine confession
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/emmett-till-murderers-make-magazine-confession


Disaster
1939 : Chile suffers killer quake
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chile-suffers-killer-quake


General Interest
1908 : Boy Scouts movement begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/boy-scouts-movement-begins

1965 : Winston Churchill dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/winston-churchill-dies

1972 : Japanese soldier found hiding on Guam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-soldier-found-hiding-on-guam


Hollywood
2006 : Walt Disney announces $7.4 billion purchase of Pixar
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/walt-disney-announces-74-billion-purchase-of-pixar


Literary
1862 : Edith Wharton is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/edith-wharton-is-born


Music
1967 : Aretha Franklin's career is reborn
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/aretha-franklin39s-career-is-reborn


Old West
1848 : Gold discovered at Sutter's Creek
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gold-discovered-at-sutters-creek


Presidential
1970 : Nixon honors Eugene Ormandy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-honors-eugene-ormandy


Sports
1981 : Mike Bossy scores 50th goal in 50 NHL games
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mike-bossy-scores-50th-goal-in-50-nhl-games


Vietnam War
1966 : Operation Masher/White Wing/Thang Phong II launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-masherwhite-wingthang-phong-ii-launched

1973 : Truce is expected in Laos and Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truce-is-expected-in-laos-and-cambodia


World War I
1915 : British and German navies battle at the Dogger Bank
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-and-german-navies-battle-at-the-dogger-bank


World War II
1943 : Von Paulus to Hitler: Let us surrender!
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/von-paulus-to-hitler-let-us-surrender

January 24 - This day in History

January 24: General Interest
1935: First canned beer goes on sale

Canned beer makes its debut on this day in 1935. In partnership with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Beer and Krueger's Cream Ale to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Virginia... read more


American Revolution
1781 : Light Horse and Swamp Fox raid Georgetown, South Carolina
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/light-horse-and-swamp-fox-raid-georgetown-south-carolina


Automotive
1871 : Albert Erskine, Studebaker chief, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/albert-erskine-studebaker-chief-is-born


Civil War
1865 : Confederate Congress agrees to resume prisoner exchanges
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/confederate-congress-to-resume-prisoner-exchanges


Cold War
1980 : U.S. announces military equipment sales to China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-announces-military-equipment-sales-to-china


Crime
1956 : Emmett Till murderers make magazine confession
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/emmett-till-murderers-make-magazine-confession


Disaster
1939 : Chile suffers killer quake
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chile-suffers-killer-quake


General Interest
1908 : Boy Scouts movement begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/boy-scouts-movement-begins

1965 : Winston Churchill dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/winston-churchill-dies

1972 : Japanese soldier found hiding on Guam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-soldier-found-hiding-on-guam


Hollywood
2006 : Walt Disney announces $7.4 billion purchase of Pixar
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/walt-disney-announces-74-billion-purchase-of-pixar


Literary
1862 : Edith Wharton is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/edith-wharton-is-born


Music
1967 : Aretha Franklin's career is reborn
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/aretha-franklin39s-career-is-reborn


Old West
1848 : Gold discovered at Sutter's Creek
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gold-discovered-at-sutters-creek


Presidential
1970 : Nixon honors Eugene Ormandy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-honors-eugene-ormandy


Sports
1981 : Mike Bossy scores 50th goal in 50 NHL games
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mike-bossy-scores-50th-goal-in-50-nhl-games


Vietnam War
1966 : Operation Masher/White Wing/Thang Phong II launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-masherwhite-wingthang-phong-ii-launched

1973 : Truce is expected in Laos and Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truce-is-expected-in-laos-and-cambodia


World War I
1915 : British and German navies battle at the Dogger Bank
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-and-german-navies-battle-at-the-dogger-bank


World War II
1943 : Von Paulus to Hitler: Let us surrender!
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/von-paulus-to-hitler-let-us-surrender

January 23 - This day in History

January 23: General Interest
1957: Toy company Wham-O produces first Frisbees

On this day in 1957, machines at the Wham-O toy company roll out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs--now known to millions of fans all over the world as Frisbees... read more


American Revolution
1775 : London merchants petition for reconciliation with America
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/london-merchants-petition-for-reconciliation-with-america


Automotive
2006 : "Who Killed the Electric Car?" debuts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/who-killed-the-electric-car-debuts


Civil War
1865 : Confederate General Hood removed from command
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hood-removed-from-command


Cold War
1968 : North Korea seizes U.S. ship Pueblo
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-korea-seizes-us-ship-pueblo


Crime
1991 : Videotaped murder leads to convictions in Texas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/videotaped-murder-leads-to-convictions-in-texas


Disaster
1556 : Deadliest earthquake in history rocks China
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/deadliest-earthquake-in-history-rocks-china


General Interest
1849 : First woman M.D.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-woman-md

1922 : Insulin injection aids diabetic patient
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/insulin-injection-aids-diabetic-patient

1968 : USS Pueblo captured
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/uss-pueblo-captured

1997 : Albright sworn in as secretary of state
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/albright-sworn-in-as-secretary-of-state


Hollywood
1983 : The A-Team debuts on NBC
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-a-team-debuts-on-nbc


Literary
1930 : Derek Walcott is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/derek-walcott-is-born


Music
1976 : Singer, actor, athlete, activist Paul Robeson dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/singer-actor-athlete-activist-paul-robeson-dies


Old West
1870 : Soldiers massacre the wrong camp of Indians
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soldiers-massacre-the-wrong-camp-of-indians


Presidential
1937 : FDR writes letter to Baseball Writer's Association
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-writes-letter-to-baseball-writers-association

1992 : Bush Sr. honors Women's World Cup soccer champions
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bush-sr-honors-womens-world-cup-soccer-champions


Sports
1984 : Hulk Hogan beats Iron Sheik to win first WWF title
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hulk-hogan-beats-iron-sheik-to-win-first-wwf-title


Vietnam War
1973 : Nixon announces peace settlement reached in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-peace-settlement-reached-in-paris


World War I
1920 : Netherlands refuses to extradite Kaiser Wilhelm to the Allies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/netherlands-refuses-to-extradite-kaiser-wilhelm-to-the-allies


World War II
1941 : Lindbergh to Congress: Negotiate with Hitler
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lindbergh-to-congress-negotiate-with-hitler

January 22 - This day in History

January 22: General Interest
1998: Ted Kaczynski pleads guilty to bombings

On this day in 1998, in a Sacramento, California, courtroom, Theodore J. Kaczynski pleads guilty to all federal charges against him, acknowledging his responsibility for a 17-year campaign of package bombings attributed to the "Unabomber"... read more


American Revolution
1779 : Claudius Smith, "Cowboy of the Ramapos,"hangs
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/claudius-smith-cowboy-of-the-ramapos-hangs


Automotive
2009 : "Gran Torino" opens Down Under
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gran-torino-opens-down-under


Civil War
1927 : Rebel General John McCausland dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-mccausland-dies


Cold War
1982 : Reagan links arms talks with Soviets to oppression in Poland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-links-arms-talks-with-soviets-to-oppression-in-poland


Crime
1973 : Roe v. Wade
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roe-v-wade


Disaster
1973 : Plane crashes at Nigerian airport
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/plane-crashes-at-nigerian-airport


General Interest
1840 : British colonists reach New Zealand
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-colonists-reach-new-zealand

1901 : Queen Victoria dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/queen-victoria-dies

1905 : First Russian Revolution begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-russian-revolution-begins

1973 : Supreme Court legalizes abortion
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/supreme-court-legalizes-abortion

1980 : Sakharov arrested in Moscow
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sakharov-arrested-in-moscow


Hollywood
2008 : Heath Ledger dies of accidental prescription drug overdose
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/heath-ledger-dies-of-accidental-prescription-drug-overdose

2010 : Conan O'Brien makes final appearance as "Tonight Show" host
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/conan-obrien-makes-final-appearance-as-tonight-show-host


Literary
1788 : George Gordon, Lord Byron, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/george-gordon-lord-byron-is-born


Music
1981 : Final portrait of John and Yoko is on the cover of Rolling Stone
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/final-portrait-of-john-and-yoko-is-on-the-cover-of-rolling-stone


Old West
1879 : Chief Dull Knife makes last fight for freedom
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chief-dull-knife-makes-last-fight-for-freedom


Presidential
1973 : Lyndon Baines Johnson dies in Texas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lyndon-baines-johnson-dies-in-texas


Sports
1973 : Foreman beats Frazier to win heavyweight title in Jamaica
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/foreman-beats-frazier-to-win-heavyweight-title-in-jamaica


Vietnam War
1964 : U.S. Joint Chiefs foresee larger U.S. commitment
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-joint-chiefs-foresee-larger-us-commitment

1968 : Operations Jeb Stuart and Pershing II kick off
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operations-jeb-stuart-and-pershing-ii-kick-off


World War I
1905 : Bloody Sunday Massacre in Russia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bloody-sunday-massacre-in-russia


World War II
1941 : Brits and Australians take Tobruk
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/brits-and-australians-take-tobruk

January 21 - This day in History

January 21: General Interest
1977: President Carter pardons draft dodgers

On this day in 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War... read more


American Revolution
1738 : Ethan Allen is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ethan-allen-is-born


Automotive
2009 : Toyota officially passes GM as planet's biggest car maker
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/toyota-officially-passes-gm-as-planets-biggest-car-maker


Civil War
1863 : Rebels recapture Sabine Pass
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-battle-of-sabine-pass


Cold War
1950 : Alger Hiss convicted of perjury
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alger-hiss-convicted-of-perjury


Crime
1959 : Switzer of Our Gang murdered
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/switzer-of-our-gang-murdered


Disaster
1996 : Ferry sinks off Indonesian coast
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ferry-sinks-off-indonesian-coast


General Interest
1793 : King Louis XVI executed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-louis-xvi-executed

1924 : Vladimir Lenin dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vladimir-lenin-dies

1976 : Concorde takes off
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/concorde-takes-off


Hollywood
1998 : Hilary Swank moves on
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hilary-swank-moves-on


Music
1957 : Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts introduce America to Patsy Cline
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/arthur-godfrey39s-talent-scouts-introduce-america-to-patsy-cline


Old West
1855 : Gun designer John Browning is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gun-designer-john-browning-is-born


Presidential
1977 : Carter pardons draft dodgers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carter-pardons-draft-dodgers


Sports
1990 : John McEnroe disqualified from the Australian Open
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-mcenroe-disqualified-from-the-australian-open


Vietnam War
1968 : Battle for Khe Sanh begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-for-khe-sanh-begins


World War I
1924 : Vladimir Ilyich Lenin dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vladimir-ilyich-lenin-dies


World War II
1867 : General Weygand is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-weygand-is-born