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January 23:

A.D. 638: The Islamic calendar begins.

A.D. 1265: The first English Parliament convenes.

A.D. 1492: The first printing of the Torah/Pentateuch (first five books of the Bible).

Lots of other important things happened, but I'll save them for next year.

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January 24:

A.D. 41: Claudius succeeds his nephew Caligula as Roman Emperor.

A.D. 1076: King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII (is that even possible? What does that mean, anyway?) at the Synod of Worms.

A.D. 1568: William of Orange is declared an outlaw by the Duke of Alva.

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January 25:

A.D. 1327: Edward III becomes king of England.

A.D. 1579: The Treaty of Utrecht is signed.

A.D. 1959: Pope John XXIII announces the Second Vatican Council.

A.D. 2014: Yet another baby is born into RicOlie_2's family and he (EDIT: Ric, not the baby) officially becomes the oldest of seven children.

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From now on, I'm writing A.D. 2014 on my checks.

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RicOlie_2 said:

A.D. 2014: Yet another baby is born into RicOlie_2's family and he (EDIT: Ric, not the baby) officially becomes the oldest of seven children.

 congrads!! 

btw, don't forget to check my Pope list for dates whats papacies began and ended:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Random-Thoughts/post/467437/#TopicPost467437

oh, and I also have one for when reigns of the Kings and Queens of England/Great Britain/UK began and ended:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Random-Thoughts/post/467230/#TopicPost467230

finally, I also have one for US Presidents:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Random-Thoughts/post/591310/#TopicPost591310


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Warbler said:

RicOlie_2 said:

A.D. 2014: Yet another baby is born into RicOlie_2's family and he (EDIT: Ric, not the baby) officially becomes the oldest of seven children.

 congrads!! 

Thank you. :)

btw, don't forget to check my Pope list for dates whats papacies began and ended:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Random-Thoughts/post/467437/#TopicPost467437

oh, and I also have one for when reigns of the Kings and Queens of England/Great Britain/UK began and ended:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Random-Thoughts/post/467230/#TopicPost467230

finally, I also have one for US Presidents:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Random-Thoughts/post/591310/#TopicPost591310

 Thanks, I'll include all the important ones. I'll save insignificant ones for when I run out of significant dates.

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January 26:

A.D. 66: 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's comet.

A.D. 1564: The Council of Trent issues its conclusions, officially distinguishing between Catholicism and Protestantism.

A.D. 1926: The first demonstration of television.

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I had no idea TV was demonstrated that early.   I knew the coming of TV was delayed by WWII, but didn't know it had been developed that early.

RicOlie_2 said:

A.D. 1076: King Henry IV fires Pope Gregory VII (is that even possible? What does that mean, anyway?) at the Synod of Worms.

 You can read more about it here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synod_of_Worms


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January 27:

A.D. 98: Trajan becomes Roman emperor.

A.D. 1302: Dante becomes a political exile.

A.D. 1880: Thomas Edison patents the electric incandescent lamp.

A.D. 1888: The National Geographic Society is formed.

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January 28:

A.D. 1547: 9 year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England.

A.D. 1561: Persecution of the Huguenots is ended by the Edict of Orleans.

A.D. 1871: Paris surrenders to the Prussians near the end of the Franco-Prussian War.

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You forgot one: A.D. 1986 Shuttle Challenger exploded, killing all seven crew members.  

I remember when I first heard about it.  I was in the fourth grade that year,  I eating lunch in the school cafeteria when the Principal came in and announced it.  After lunch was done and we went back to the classroom, my teacher turned on a tv to the news for a bit and we discussed it for the rest of the day.


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^You're a day or two early. The Challenger was launched on the 29th.

January 29:

A.D. 1595: Probably the first performance of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliette.

A.D. 1845: Edgar Allen Poe publishes his famous poem, "Raven".

A.D. 1978: Sweden bans aeorosol sprays due to their negative effect on the ozone layer.

Except that....they hardly have any effect on the ozone layer, so it was a waste of time.

January 30:

A.D. 1835: Assassination attempt on U.S. President Andrew Jackson.

A.D. 1933: Adolf Hitler becomes German Chancellor.

A.D. 1939: Hitler calls for the extermination of European Jews.

January 31:

A.D. 1849: The Corn Laws are abolished in Britain.

A.D. 1865: General Robert E. Lee is named Commander-in-Chief of the Confederate Armies.

A.D. 1876: All Native Americans are ordered onto reserves by the U.S. government.

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The Space Shuttle Columbia?  That happened on Feb 1, 2003

btw, just what is your source?


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http://www.historyorb.com/events/january/29

Skip down to 1984. That's where I got confused. At first glance, it looked like the same thing, but I guess that was a test model or something. I should have guessed since there wasn't a mention of the shuttle being destroyed.

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Wikipedia had a list of all the Shuttle Missions the Challenger did and none were launched on January 29, 1984(btw the explosion happened in 1986, not  1984)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Challenger

The closest mission I could find to January 29,1984 was this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-41-B  but that launched on February 3, 1984

STS-41-B is listed in your link "Space Shuttle 41-B (STS-11) Challenger launched"

Nasa's own page lists mission STS-41-B as launching on February 3, 1984

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-41B.html

and I can't find any shuttle mission that launched on January 29, 1984

Nasa's own page lists the mission where the Challenger exploded as happening on January 28,1986

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/archives/sts-51L.html

Finally, if you look on your source on January 28 and scroll down to 1986, you'll see the Challenger explosion listed

http://www.historyorb.com/events/january/28


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I guess the website messed up then. They got the explosion right, but not the launch of the earlier shuttle.

February 1:

A.D. 772: Adrian I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.

A.D. 1587: Queen Elizabeth I of England signs Mary Stuart's death warrant.

A.D. 2005: Canada becomes the fourth country to legalize homosexual marriage.

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Sorry, should have posted this a few days ago

Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

January 29, 1964

Now celebrates 50th Aniversary

J

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February 2:

A.D. 962: German king Otto I is crowned Emperor.

A.D. 1536: Buenos Aires is founded.

A.D. 1848: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican Wars. The U.S. acquires California, parts of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona for $15 million (EDIT: and Nevada and Utah).

A.D. 1882: The Catholic men's organization, the Knights of Columbus, is formed.

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Today is also Candlemas, at least for the next 43 minutes here in AZ.

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February 3:

A.D. 1451: Mehmed II inherits the Ottoman sultanate.

A.D. 1690: First paper money in America is issued.

A.D. 1870: The 15th Amendment to the U.S. constitution is passed, emancipating black slaves.

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February 4:

A.D. 1784: First unmanned hot air balloon flight takes place in Ireland.

A.D. 1859: Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.

The codex was once the complete text of the Bible, but half the Old Testament had been lost at the time of its discovery.

A.D. 1847: The first American telegraph corporation is established in Maryland.

A.D. 1865: Robert E. Lee is named Commander-In-Chief of the Confederate Army