Interactive "On This Day in History" Calendar
January 2019

January is “Staying Healthy Month”

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Kwanzaa Ends
Betsy Ross' Birthday, 1752
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Forefathers Day, Haiti
Georgia became 4th US state, 1788
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Perihelion Day
5:20 AM GMT

The Earth is at its closest distance to the Sun. Label an orbital diagram.

J.R.R. Tolkien (author) born, 1892
Alaska became 49th state, 1959
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Louis Braille born, 1809
Utah became a state, 1896
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Partial Solar Eclipse
1:28 AM GMT
New Moon
1:28 AM GMT
Joan of Arc born, 1412
New Mexico became a state, 1912
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Galileo discovers Jupiter's 4 biggest moons, 1610
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Stephen Hawking's Birthday, 1942
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Connecticut became 5th US state, 1788
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League of Nations formed, 1920
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Amelia Earhart was first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California, 1935
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Make Your Dreams Come True Day

Write a page describing your fondest dream.

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First Quarter Moon
6:45 AM GMT
Albert Schweitzer's Birthday, 1875
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday
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Dian Fossey (gorilla researcher) born, 1932
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Benjamin Franklin's Birthday, 1706
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Robert Scott reaches South Pole, 1912
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Paul Cezanne's Birthday
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Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin's Birthday, 1930
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day
3rd Monday in January
Total Lunar Eclipse
5:16 AM GMT
Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccination introduced, 1799
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National Handwriting Day
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Voyager 2 passes within 51,000 miles of Uranus, 1986
James W. Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill, California, 1848
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First Winter Olympics, 1924
National Opposite Day
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Australia Day
Michigan became a state, 1837
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Last Quarter Moon
9:10 PM GMT
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born, 1756
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Arkansas makes the honeybee its state insect, 1973
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Galileo sighted what was later found to be Neptune, 1613
Kansas became a state, 1861
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Adolf Hitler (Nazi tyrant) was named Chancellor of Germany, 1933
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Birthday, 1882
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Franz Schubert born, 1797
Jackie Robinson's Birthday, 1919
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