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This Day in History for January 28 – Challenger Disaster and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1915 – An act of Congress creates the United States Coast Guard (More info)

1959 – The Green Bay Packers hire the now-legendary Vince Lombardi as the team’s coach and general manager (More info)

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This Day in History for January 27 – National Geographic Society Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1785 – The University of Georgia is founded, becoming the first public university in the United States (More info)

1888 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, DC (More info)

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This Day in History for January 26 – Australia Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1788 – Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia (More info)

1961 – President John F. Kennedy appoints Janet Travell as his personal physician, making her the first woman in history to hold the post (More info)

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This Day in History for January 25 – First Winter Olympics and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1915 – Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates US transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco (More info)

1924 – The French Alps hosts the first Winter Olympics games (More info)

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This Day in History for January 24 – Apple Macintosh Released and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1848 – James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento, triggering the California Gold Rush (More info)

1908 – In England, Robert Baden-Powell organizes the first Boy Scout troop (More info)

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This Day in History for January 23 – Vietnam Peace Settlement and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the first female doctor in the United States (More info)

1957 – Machines at the Wham-O toy company roll out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs, better known as Frisbees (More info)

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This Day in History for January 22 – Roe v. Wade Decided and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1970 – The Boeing 747, the world’s first “jumbo jet,” enters commercial service (More info)

1973 – The US Supreme Court delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing elective abortion in all 50 states (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for January 22 – Steve Perry, Linda Blair and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Steve Perry
Age: 63
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: His soaring vocals on songs like ‘Lights,’ ‘Don’t Stop Believin” and ‘Open Arms’ as the lead singer of Journey and during a solo career that included hits like ‘Oh Sherrie,’ ‘She’s Mine’ and ‘Foolish Heart,’ and being widely considered by anyone who knows anything as one of best singers in rock history

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This Day in History for January 21 – Carter Pardons Draft Evaders and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – The first American novel, ‘The Power of Sympathy or the Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth,’ is printed in Boston, Massachusetts (More info)

1954 – The USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, is launched (More info)

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This Day in History for January 20 – ‘Meet the Beatles!’ Released and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1801 – John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States (More info)

1920 – The American Civil Liberties Union is founded (More info)

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This Day in History for January 19 – Indira Gandhi Takes Power and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1915 – The electric neon sign was patented in the United States by Frenchman George Claude (More info)

1953 – Almost 70 percent of all television sets in the US are tuned in to ‘I Love Lucy’ to watch Lucy Ricardo have baby Ricky (More info)

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This Day in History for January 18 – Hawaiian Islands Discovered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1778 – James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the Sandwich Islands (More info)

1919 – President Woodrow Wilson attends the Paris Peace Conference that would formally end World War I and lay the groundwork for the formation of the League of Nations (More info)

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