College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

January

  1. The first of more than 12 million immigrants pass through the doors of the Ellis Island Immigration Station.
  2. Spanish Army takes Granada from Moors, 1492.
  3. Marcus Tullius Cicero born, 106 BC.
    Shogunate abolished in Japan, 1868.
  4. 1999 Europe is united with a common currency when the "euro" debuts as a financial unit.
  5. National Socialist Party founded in Germany, 1919.
    King Edward the Confessor died, 1066.
    Defeat and death of Charles the Bold at Nancy, 1477.
  6. Joan of Arc born (c.1412).
    Richard II, King of England, born, 1367.
  7. Casais regained by the French, 1555.
    Founding of Glasgow University, 1451.
  8. President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points announced.
    Death of Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist and astronomer, 1642.
  9. Emperor Louis Napoleon Bonaparte III died, 1873.
    Treaty of Jassy, 1792.
  10. Treaty of Versailles ratified in Paris, 1920.
    First United Nations General Assembly held in London, 1946.
    Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, 49 B.C.
  11. Alexander Hamilton born, 1757.
    France and Great Britain abandon joint control of Egypt, 1883.
  12. Edmund Burke born, 1729.
  13. Nemstvos, or provincial assemblies, formed in Russea, 1864.
    Emile Zola publishes J'accuse, 1898.
  14. Albert Schweitzer born, 1875.
  15. Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere born, 1622.
    Act of Supremacy, 1535.
  16. First Russian Tsar, Ivan the Terrible, crowned, 1547.
    Emperor Charles V abdicates, 1556.
  17. Benjamin Franklin born, 1706.
    End of Papal Babylonian Captivity, 1377.
  18. German Empire proclaimed, 1871.
  19. James Watt born, 1736.
    Union of Aragon and Castile under Ferdinand and Isabella, 1479.
  20. First meeting of House of Commons, 1265.
    Simon de Montfort summons burgesses to Parliament, 1265.
  21. Louis XVI guillotined, 1793.
    Henry IV presents himself as penitent at Canossa, 1077.
  22. "Red Sunday" in St. Petersburg, 1905.
  23. Edouard Manet born, 1832.
  24. Frederick the Great of Prussia born, 1712.
    Assassination of Caligula, 41 A.D.
  25. W.H. Fox Talbot produces first photographic negative, 1839.
    Robert Boyle, physicist, born, 1627.
    Robert Burns born, 1759.
  26. India proclaimed a Republic within Commonwealth, 1950.
    First British convicts settled in Australia, 1788
  27. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born, 1756.
    Viet Nam War cease-fire signed, 1973.
  28. Kaiser William II born, 1859.
    King Henry VII born, 1457.
    Paris surrendered to German Army, 1871.
    Death of Henry VIII, 1547.
  29. Academie Francaise founded, 1635.
    Death of George III, 1820.
  30. Adolf Hitler appointed Chancellor, 1933.
  31. Guy Fawkes hanged, 1606.

 

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