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.

Click any event title to read more about that event. Every event page has a list of important names, places, and topics — click them to see a timeline of events associated with them.

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January Timeline

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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1January1937
Gestapo Files Report on Bavarian Priest Who Claims German Jews are Being Lied About

Gestapo Files Report on Bavarian Priest Who Claims German Jews are Being Lied About

1January1938
German Red Cross Closed to Jews

German Red Cross Closed to Jews

1January1939
Jews Must Carry Identity Card

Jews Must Carry Identity Card

1January1939
Hitler Says that God is Using the Nazi Party to Work Miracles

Hitler Says that God is Using the Nazi Party to Work Miracles

1January1940
Hitler Proclaims that Germany's Victories are Due to God's Blessings

Hitler Proclaims that Germany's Victories are Due to God's Blessings

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1January1941
German Branch of Ford Motor Co. Promotes Role in War Effort

German Branch of Ford Motor Co. Promotes Role in War Effort

1January1943
Professor B. K. Schultz Becomes Head of SS Race and Resettlement Office

Professor B. K. Schultz Becomes Head of SS Race and Resettlement Office

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1January1956

Sudan Becomes Independent

1January1959
Batista Flees Cuba Ahead of Castro

Batista Flees Cuba Ahead of Castro

1January1959

Suspected Communists Arrested in Egypt

1January1988

Evangelical Lutheran Church is Incorporated

1January1988

First Rabbi Elevated to Britiain''s House of Lords

1January1996

Washington State Requires Health Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture

1January2000

Lutheran Church Disestablished Sweden

1January2004

Catholic and Protestant Boy Scouts Merge in Ireland

1January2006

Feast of the Circumcision

1January2006

Feast of Fools Celebration

1January2010
Kurt Westergaard is Attacked by Mohamed Geele with an Axe

Kurt Westergaard is Attacked by Mohamed Geele with an Axe

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2January533
Birth of Pope John II

Birth of Pope John II

2January1169
Jerusalem's King Amalric I Leaves Egypt

Jerusalem's King Amalric I Leaves Egypt

2January1492
Reconquista Completed with Surrender of Granada

Reconquista Completed with Surrender of Granada

2January1642

Birth of Mehmed IV

2January1872
Brigham Young Stands Trial for Bigamy

Brigham Young Stands Trial for Bigamy

2January1909
Aimee Elizabeth Semple is Ordained

Aimee Elizabeth Semple is Ordained

2January1917
Death of Sir Edward Burnett Taylor

Death of Sir Edward Burnett Taylor

2January1920
Birth of Isaac Asimov in the USSR

Birth of Isaac Asimov in the USSR

2January1927

Cristero Rebellion in Mexico Over Anti-Clerical Constitution

2January1939
Hitler is Time's "Man of the Year"

Hitler is Time's "Man of the Year"

2January1940
Jews of Nazi-Occupied Poland Forbidden to Post Obituary Notices

Jews of Nazi-Occupied Poland Forbidden to Post Obituary Notices

2January1941
Cinemas Prohibited to Netherland's Jews

Cinemas Prohibited to Netherland's Jews

2January1953
Sister Angelica Takes Final Solemn Vow

Sister Angelica Takes Final Solemn Vow

2January1983
Pope John Paul II Declares that Atheism is the Root of Every Present Evil

Pope John Paul II Declares that Atheism is the Root of Every Present Evil

3January-106
Birth of Cicero in Rome

Birth of Cicero in Rome

3January236
Death of Pope Anterus

Death of Pope Anterus

3January269
Felix I Elected as Pope

Felix I Elected as Pope

3January1431
Joan of Arc Handed Over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon

Joan of Arc Handed Over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon

3January1521
Martin Luther Excommunicated

Martin Luther Excommunicated

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3January1889
Friedrich Nietzsche Collapses in Turin

Friedrich Nietzsche Collapses in Turin

3January1891
Wizard of Oz Author L. Frank Baum Denigrates American Indians

Wizard of Oz Author L. Frank Baum Denigrates American Indians

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3January1903
Death of Hitler's Father, Alois Schicklgruber

Death of Hitler's Father, Alois Schicklgruber

3January1915

Church of England Holds Prayer for End of European War

3January1925
Benito Mussolini Assumes Dictatorial Power in Italy

Benito Mussolini Assumes Dictatorial Power in Italy

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3January1937
Cardinal von Faulhaber Instructs Catholics to Support Nazis Against Communism

Cardinal von Faulhaber Instructs Catholics to Support Nazis Against Communism

3January1940
Nazi Germany's Ministry of Agriculture Denies German Jews Food Ration Cards

Nazi Germany's Ministry of Agriculture Denies German Jews Food Ration Cards

3January1955
Walter Plywacki Becomes a U.S. Citizen Despite Being an Atheist

Walter Plywacki Becomes a U.S. Citizen Despite Being an Atheist

3January1962
Catholic Church Excommunicates Castro

Catholic Church Excommunicates Castro

3January1973

Egypt Closes All Higher Learning Institutions

3January1997
William J. Murray Files Petition to Become Guardian of the Estate of Madalyn Murray-O'Hair

William J. Murray Files Petition to Become Guardian of the Estate of Madalyn Murray-O'Hair

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3January2003
Clonaid Allegedly Creates Cloned Human Being

Clonaid Allegedly Creates Cloned Human Being

4January274
Eutychian Elected Pope

Eutychian Elected Pope

 
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