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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1 January 1937
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

1 January 1938
German Red Cross Closed to Jews

German Red Cross Closed to Jews

1 January 1939
Jews Must Carry Identity Card

Jews Must Carry Identity Card

1 January 1939
Hitler Says that God is Using the Nazi Party to Work Miracles

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

1 January 1940
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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1 January 1941
German Branch of Ford Motor Co. Promotes Role in War Effort

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

1 January 1943
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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1 January 1956

Sudan Becomes Independent

1 January 1959
Batista Flees Cuba Ahead of Castro

Batista Flees Cuba Ahead of Castro

1 January 1959

Suspected Communists Arrested in Egypt

1 January 1988

Evangelical Lutheran Church is Incorporated

1 January 1988

First Rabbi Elevated to Britiain''s House of Lords

1 January 1996

Washington State Requires Health Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture

1 January 2000

Lutheran Church Disestablished Sweden

1 January 2004

Catholic and Protestant Boy Scouts Merge in Ireland

1 January 2006

Feast of the Circumcision

1 January 2006

Feast of Fools Celebration

1 January 2010
Kurt Westergaard is Attacked by Mohamed Geele with an Axe

Kurt Westergaard is Attacked by Mohamed Geele with an Axe

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2 January 533
Birth of Pope John II

Birth of Pope John II

2 January 1169
Jerusalem's King Amalric I Leaves Egypt

Jerusalem's King Amalric I Leaves Egypt

2 January 1492
Reconquista Completed with Surrender of Granada

Reconquista Completed with Surrender of Granada

2 January 1642

Birth of Mehmed IV

2 January 1872
Brigham Young Stands Trial for Bigamy

Brigham Young Stands Trial for Bigamy

2 January 1909
Aimee Elizabeth Semple is Ordained

Aimee Elizabeth Semple is Ordained

2 January 1917
Death of Sir Edward Burnett Taylor

Death of Sir Edward Burnett Taylor

2 January 1920
Birth of Isaac Asimov in the USSR

Birth of Isaac Asimov in the USSR

2 January 1927

Cristero Rebellion in Mexico Over Anti-Clerical Constitution

2 January 1939
Hitler is Time's "Man of the Year"

Hitler is Time's "Man of the Year"

2 January 1940
Jews of Nazi-Occupied Poland Forbidden to Post Obituary Notices

Jews of Nazi-Occupied Poland Forbidden to Post Obituary Notices

2 January 1941
Cinemas Prohibited to Netherland's Jews

Cinemas Prohibited to Netherland's Jews

2 January 1953
Sister Angelica Takes Final Solemn Vow

Sister Angelica Takes Final Solemn Vow

2 January 1983
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

3 January -106
Birth of Cicero in Rome

Birth of Cicero in Rome

3 January 236
Death of Pope Anterus

Death of Pope Anterus

3 January 269
Felix I Elected as Pope

Felix I Elected as Pope

3 January 1431
Joan of Arc Handed Over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon

Joan of Arc Handed Over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon

3 January 1521
Martin Luther Excommunicated

Martin Luther Excommunicated

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3 January 1889
Friedrich Nietzsche Collapses in Turin

Friedrich Nietzsche Collapses in Turin

3 January 1891
Wizard of Oz Author L. Frank Baum Denigrates American Indians

Wizard of Oz Author L. Frank Baum Denigrates American Indians

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3 January 1903
Death of Hitler's Father, Alois Schicklgruber

Death of Hitler's Father, Alois Schicklgruber

3 January 1915

Church of England Holds Prayer for End of European War

3 January 1925
Benito Mussolini Assumes Dictatorial Power in Italy

Benito Mussolini Assumes Dictatorial Power in Italy

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3 January 1937
Cardinal von Faulhaber Instructs Catholics to Support Nazis Against Communism

Cardinal von Faulhaber Instructs Catholics to Support Nazis Against Communism

3 January 1940
Nazi Germany's Ministry of Agriculture Denies German Jews Food Ration Cards

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

3 January 1955
Walter Plywacki Becomes a U.S. Citizen Despite Being an Atheist

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

3 January 1962
Catholic Church Excommunicates Castro

Catholic Church Excommunicates Castro

3 January 1973

Egypt Closes All Higher Learning Institutions

3 January 1997
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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3 January 2003
Clonaid Allegedly Creates Cloned Human Being

Clonaid Allegedly Creates Cloned Human Being

4 January 274
Eutychian Elected Pope

Eutychian Elected Pope

 
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