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Post Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:44 pm

January 1...... Dates In History

This web page goes from
January 1, 0001 Origin of Christian Era
January 1, 0045 BC - The Julian calendar takes effect for the first time.

Only until 2007
January 1, 2007 UK hist Further enlargement of the European Union to include Bulgaria and Romania


It's a LONG list to read.
http://www.datesinhistory.com/jan01.php

Here's just a few I read:

January 1, 0404 Last gladiator competition in Rome

January 1, 0990 Kievan Ruses adopt the Julian calendar

January 1, 1610 "German astronomer Simon Marius 1st discovers the Jupiter moons, but does not officially report it, Galileo does on July 1 1610"

January 1, 1772 The first traveler's checks issued (London)

January 1, 1838 The first official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide

January 1, 1840 "1st recorded bowling match in US, Knickerbocker Alleys, NYC"

January 1, 1852 "1st US public bath opens, in NYC"

January 1, 1853 1st practical fire engine (horse-drawn) in US enters service

January 1, 1862 "1st US income tax (3% of incomes > $600, 5% of incomes > $10,000)"

January 1, 1881 Dr John H Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes

January 1, 1886 "The first Tournament of Roses, Pasadena CA"

January 1, 1902 "1st Rose Bowl game (Pasadena, California) (U of Mich-49, Sanford-0)"

January 1, 1908 "1st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square"

January 1, 1913 Post office begins parcel post deliveries

January 1, 1922 "Vancouver, BC, Canada starts driving on the right side of road"

January 1, 1935 1st Sugar Bowl and 1st Orange Bowl

January 1, 1939 William Hewlett and David Packard found Hewlett-Packard.

January 1, 1941 Formal opening of CBC News Service in Canada

January 1, 1953 Country singer Hank Williams Sr. dies

January 1, 1960 Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars

January 1, 1960 "US census at 179,245,000"

January 1, 1962 Navy SEAL teams established

January 1, 1968 Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Caesar's Palace Fountain in Las Vegas

January 1, 1971 Cigarette advertisements are banned on American television.

January 1, 1992 NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25

January 1, 1998 "US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733"

January 1, 2000 "As the world celebrates, no major crisis arises from the dreaded Y2K computer 'millennium bug'."

January 1, 2007 Adam Air Flight 574 disappears over Indonesia with 102 people on board.
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Post Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:24 am

Re: January 1...... Dates In History

Smoke
"We know that Mother Nature is a woman. If she were a man, there would be no rain on race day."
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Post Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:50 pm

Re: January 1...... Dates In History

i was working 3rd shift on NYE 1999, people were freaking out that at 12am things would go dark
I miss you Frehley........

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