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Dark Ages: Knight time.
I can’t understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid there was so little of it.
American History: The replacement of the red Indian by red tape.
If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography.
In which period of history did nerds rule the world?




January 2019


This Day In History  
January 1: New Year’s DayJanuary 1: Shogatsu (Japan)January 1, 2014: Latvia adopts EuroJanuary 1, 2002: 1st Euro CoinsJanuary 1, 1993: Dissolution of CzechoslovakiaJanuary 1, 1863: (b) de CoubertinJanuary 1, 44 BC: Julian CalendarJanuary 2: Happy Mew Year for Cats DayJanuary 2, 1839: 1st Photo of the MoonJanuary 2, 1832: 1st U.S. Curling ClubJanuary 3: Festival of Sleep (US)January 3, 1920: Curse of the BambinoJanuary 3, 1888: Wax Drinking Straw PatentJanuary 3, 1868: Meiji Restoration (Japan)January 4: Full Wolf MoonJanuary 4: Trivia DayJanuary 4: World Hypnosis DayJanuary 4, 1996: General Motor’s EV1 Electric CarJanuary 4, 1885: 1st AppendectomyJanuary 4, 1809: (b) Louis BrailleJanuary 5: Twelfth NightJanuary 5: Turn Up The Heat DayJanuary 5: 1st Colour NewsreelJanuary 6: EpiphanyJanuary 6: Haxey Hood ContestJanuary 6, 1942: 1st Round-the-World Commercial FlightJanuary 6, 1872: (b) ScriabinJanuary 6, 1838: America’s 1st TelegramJanuary 7: St. Distaff’s DayJanuary 7: Orthodox ChristmasJanuary 7, 1914: 1st Crossing of Panama CanalJanuary 7, 1904: 1st CQD Distress CallJanuary 7, 1782: 1st U.S. Commercial BankJanuary 8, 1935: (b) ElvisJanuary 8, 1889: Electrically Operated Computer PatentJanuary 8, 1877: Crazy Horse’s Last BattleJanuary 8, 1851: Earth’s Rotation ProvedJanuary 8, 1713: (b) CorelliJanuary 9, 1929: Penicillin DiscoveryJanuary 9, 1923: 1st Autogyro FlightJanuary 9, 1901: Meccano PatentJanuary 9, 1768: 1st Modern CircusJanuary 10, 1982: Freezer BowlJanuary 10, 1901: Oil Discovered in TexasJanuary 10, 1863: 1st London Underground RailwayJanuary 11: Burning the ClavieJanuary 11, 1922: 1st Human Insulin InjectionJanuary 11, 1815: (b) Sir John A. MacdonaldJanuary 11, 1569: 1st State Lottery in EnglandJanuary 12: Plough MondayJanuary 12, 2010: Haiti EarthquakeJanuary 12, 1948: 1st U.K. SupermarketJanuary 12, 1881: 1st Long Distance LineJanuary 12, 1773: 1st U.S. Public MuseumJanuary 13: Old New Year’s Eve (Russia)January 13, 1957: 1st FrisbeeJanuary 13, 1930: 1st Mickey Mouse Comic StripJanuary 13, 1910: 1st Radio BroadcastJanuary 13, 1854: Accordian PatentJanuary 14, 1937: Orthodox New YearJanuary 14, 1937: Britain’s 1st Gallup PollJanuary 14, 1875: (b) Albert SchweitzerJanuary 14, 1873: Celluloid Trademark RegisteredJanuary 14, 1690: Clarinet InventedJanuary 15, 2001: WikipediaJanuary 15, 1967: 1st Super BowlJanuary 15, 1929: (b) Martin Luther King, Jr.January 15, 1923: Synthetic Insulin PatentJanuary 16, 1930: Jet Engine PatentJanuary 16, 1920: League of Nations 1st MeetingJanuary 16, 1904: 1st Radar Patent

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