January History

Click a date in the January calendar to the right for a timeline of all January events on that day, listed chronologically by year. Below is a list of important March events.

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Chronological timeline of historical events that happened in the month of January. Who was born? Who died? Particular attention is paid to the religion, religious violence, and philosophy; the Crusades and the Holocaust

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6 January 1918
Death of Georg Cantor in Germany

Death of Georg Cantor in Germany

6 January 1920

Sun Myung Moon Born in North Korea

6 January 1929
Mother Teresa Arrives in Calcutta

Mother Teresa Arrives in Calcutta

6 January 1940
Polish Cardinal Hlond Reports on Persecution of Polish Catholics

Polish Cardinal Hlond Reports on Persecution of Polish Catholics

6 January 1940
Salaries and Benefits Restored to Germany's Priests

Salaries and Benefits Restored to Germany's Priests

6 January 1969

Governor George Romney Blames Secular Education in Public Schools for Crime

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6 January 1981

Madalyn Murray-O'Hair's Request to Stop Courts from Invoking God is Denied

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6 January 2002

Boston Globe Exposes Catholic Church Cover-Up of Child Sex Abuse

6 January 2003
Journalist Michael Guillen Suspends Clonaid Verification Project

Journalist Michael Guillen Suspends Clonaid Verification Project

6 January 2003

H.U.D. Considers Rule on Funding Religious Buildings

7 January 1536
Catherine of Aragon Dies in England

Catherine of Aragon Dies in England

7 January 1610
Galileo Galilei First Observes Jupiter's Moons

Galileo Galilei First Observes Jupiter's Moons

7 January 1697

Thomas Aitkenhead Executed for Blasphemy

7 January 1765

Pope Clement XIII Publishes Papal Bull Praising Jesuits

7 January 1860
Darwin's Origin of Species Enters Second Edition

Darwin's Origin of Species Enters Second Edition

7 January 1880

U.S. Rep. Barber's Anti-Flag Desecration Bill Goes Nowhere

7 January 1885
Marriage of Alois (Schicklgruber) Hitler

Marriage of Alois (Schicklgruber) Hitler

7 January 1920

Socialists Ejected from New York State Assembly

7 January 1934
Non-Aryans Banned From Adopting Aryan Children in Germany

Non-Aryans Banned From Adopting Aryan Children in Germany

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7 January 1972
Lewis F. Powell Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

Lewis F. Powell Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

7 January 1972
William Rehnquist Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

William Rehnquist Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

7 January 1997
Coughlin v. Griffin: Prison Inmates Cannot be Forced to Participate in Alcoholics Anonymous

Coughlin v. Griffin: Prison Inmates Cannot be Forced to Participate in Alcoholics Anonymous

7 January 2002
U.S. District Judge Rules on FFRF v. Faith Works

U.S. District Judge Rules on FFRF v. Faith Works

7 January 2002
LeVake v. Independent School District: Supreme Court Denies Appeal on Teaching Evolution

LeVake v. Independent School District: Supreme Court Denies Appeal on Teaching Evolution

7 January 2006
Danish Prosecutors Find Jyllands-Posten Broke No Laws with Muhammed Cartoons

Danish Prosecutors Find Jyllands-Posten Broke No Laws with Muhammed Cartoons

8 January 1169
General Shirkuh Enters Cairo

General Shirkuh Enters Cairo

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8 January 1198
Innocent III Elected Pope

Innocent III Elected Pope

8 January 1198
Death of Pope Celestine III in Rome

Death of Pope Celestine III in Rome

8 January 1455
Pope Nicholas V Encourages Enslaving Enemies of Christ

Pope Nicholas V Encourages Enslaving Enemies of Christ

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8 January 1632
Birth of Samuel von Pufendorf in Saxony

Birth of Samuel von Pufendorf in Saxony

8 January 1642
Death of Galileo Calilei in Tuscany

Death of Galileo Calilei in Tuscany

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8 January 1823
Birth of Alfred Russel Wallace in Wales

Birth of Alfred Russel Wallace in Wales

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8 January 1894
Birth of Polish Franciscan Priest Maksymillian (Maximillian) Kolbe

Birth of Polish Franciscan Priest Maksymillian (Maximillian) Kolbe

8 January 1904
Pope Pius X Bans Low-Cut Dresses

Pope Pius X Bans Low-Cut Dresses

8 January 1904
Birth of Hitler's Personal Physician Karl Brandt

Birth of Hitler's Personal Physician Karl Brandt

8 January 1934
Dehomag's Willy Heidinger Touts IBM Machines Later Used to Manage the Holocaust

Dehomag's Willy Heidinger Touts IBM Machines Later Used to Manage the Holocaust

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8 January 1936
German Bishops Decide They Can't Recommend Hitler Youth to Catholic Parents

German Bishops Decide They Can't Recommend Hitler Youth to Catholic Parents

8 January 1937
Martin Bormann Denies Financial Help for Services from Jews

Martin Bormann Denies Financial Help for Services from Jews

8 January 1946

Death of Dion Fortune in London

8 January 1965

Federal Judge Rules that Religious Exercises Can Be Conducted in Public Schools

8 January 1967
Pope Paul VI Disapproves Efforts to Legalize Divorce

Pope Paul VI Disapproves Efforts to Legalize Divorce

8 January 1971
Nixon Signs Repeal of DC Anti-Abortion Law

Nixon Signs Repeal of DC Anti-Abortion Law

8 January 1982
 Reagan Administration Supports Segregated Schools

Reagan Administration Supports Segregated Schools

8 January 1988

Canadian Supreme Court Rules on Abortion Law

8 January 2003
Vatican Letter Issued on Ordination of Gay Men

Vatican Letter Issued on Ordination of Gay Men

8 January 2012
Mitt Romney: I Know What It's Like to Worry About Being Fired, Getting a Pink Slip

Mitt Romney: I Know What It's Like to Worry About Being Fired, Getting a Pink Slip

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9 January 1144
Pope Celestine II Orders Clergy to Support the Knights Templar

Pope Celestine II Orders Clergy to Support the Knights Templar

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9 January 1349

Jews Incinerated in Basel, Switzerland

9 January 1431
Judicial Inquiry into Joan of Arc Begins

Judicial Inquiry into Joan of Arc Begins

9 January 1522
Adrian VI is Elected Pope

Adrian VI is Elected Pope

 
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