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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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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6January1918
Death of Georg Cantor in Germany

Death of Georg Cantor in Germany

6January1920

Sun Myung Moon Born in North Korea

6January1929
Mother Teresa Arrives in Calcutta

Mother Teresa Arrives in Calcutta

6January1940
Polish Cardinal Hlond Reports on Persecution of Polish Catholics

Polish Cardinal Hlond Reports on Persecution of Polish Catholics

6January1940
Salaries and Benefits Restored to Germany's Priests

Salaries and Benefits Restored to Germany's Priests

6January1969

Governor George Romney Blames Secular Education in Public Schools for Crime

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6January1981

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

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6January2002

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

6January2003
Journalist Michael Guillen Suspends Clonaid Verification Project

Journalist Michael Guillen Suspends Clonaid Verification Project

6January2003

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

7January1536
Catherine of Aragon Dies in England

Catherine of Aragon Dies in England

7January1610
Galileo Galilei First Observes Jupiter's Moons

Galileo Galilei First Observes Jupiter's Moons

7January1697

Thomas Aitkenhead Executed for Blasphemy

7January1765

Pope Clement XIII Publishes Papal Bull Praising Jesuits

7January1860
Darwin's Origin of Species Enters Second Edition

Darwin's Origin of Species Enters Second Edition

7January1880

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

7January1885
Marriage of Alois (Schicklgruber) Hitler

Marriage of Alois (Schicklgruber) Hitler

7January1920

Socialists Ejected from New York State Assembly

7January1934
Non-Aryans Banned From Adopting Aryan Children in Germany

Non-Aryans Banned From Adopting Aryan Children in Germany

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7January1972
Lewis F. Powell Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

Lewis F. Powell Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

7January1972
William Rehnquist Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

William Rehnquist Sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

7January1997
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

7January2002
U.S. District Judge Rules on FFRF v. Faith Works

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

7January2002
LeVake v. Independent School District: Supreme Court Denies Appeal on Teaching Evolution

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

7January2006
Danish Prosecutors Find Jyllands-Posten Broke No Laws with Muhammed Cartoons

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

8January1169
General Shirkuh Enters Cairo

General Shirkuh Enters Cairo

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8January1198
Innocent III Elected Pope

Innocent III Elected Pope

8January1198
Death of Pope Celestine III in Rome

Death of Pope Celestine III in Rome

8January1455
Pope Nicholas V Encourages Enslaving Enemies of Christ

Pope Nicholas V Encourages Enslaving Enemies of Christ

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8January1632
Birth of Samuel von Pufendorf in Saxony

Birth of Samuel von Pufendorf in Saxony

8January1642
Death of Galileo Calilei in Tuscany

Death of Galileo Calilei in Tuscany

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8January1823
Birth of Alfred Russel Wallace in Wales

Birth of Alfred Russel Wallace in Wales

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8January1894
Birth of Polish Franciscan Priest Maksymillian (Maximillian) Kolbe

Birth of Polish Franciscan Priest Maksymillian (Maximillian) Kolbe

8January1904
Pope Pius X Bans Low-Cut Dresses

Pope Pius X Bans Low-Cut Dresses

8January1904
Birth of Hitler's Personal Physician Karl Brandt

Birth of Hitler's Personal Physician Karl Brandt

8January1934
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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8January1936
German Bishops Decide They Can't Recommend Hitler Youth to Catholic Parents

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

8January1937
Martin Bormann Denies Financial Help for Services from Jews

Martin Bormann Denies Financial Help for Services from Jews

8January1946

Death of Dion Fortune in London

8January1965

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

8January1967
Pope Paul VI Disapproves Efforts to Legalize Divorce

Pope Paul VI Disapproves Efforts to Legalize Divorce

8January1971
Nixon Signs Repeal of DC Anti-Abortion Law

Nixon Signs Repeal of DC Anti-Abortion Law

8January1982
 Reagan Administration Supports Segregated Schools

Reagan Administration Supports Segregated Schools

8January1988

Canadian Supreme Court Rules on Abortion Law

8January2003
Vatican Letter Issued on Ordination of Gay Men

Vatican Letter Issued on Ordination of Gay Men

8January2012
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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9January1144
Pope Celestine II Orders Clergy to Support the Knights Templar

Pope Celestine II Orders Clergy to Support the Knights Templar

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9January1349

Jews Incinerated in Basel, Switzerland

9January1431
Judicial Inquiry into Joan of Arc Begins

Judicial Inquiry into Joan of Arc Begins

9January1522
Adrian VI is Elected Pope

Adrian VI is Elected Pope

 
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