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On This Day, January 18th

1. 1778: The Hawaiian Islands were discovered by English explorer It was on this date in 1778 that Captain James Cook became the first…

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Oh This Day, January 17th

1. 1950: The Great Brink’s Robbery It was on this date in 1950 that a group of eleven men broke into the Brinks Armored…

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On This Day, January 13

1. 1968: Johnny Cash played at Folsom Prison It was on this date in 1968 that country music legend, Johnny Cash, played in front…

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On This Day, January 12th

1. 1926: The Sam ‘n’ Henry show debut on Chicago radio One of the most popular radio programs of all time made its debut…

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On This Day, January 11th

1. 1935: Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly from Hawaii to California It was on this date in 1935 that Amelia Earhart…

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On This Day, January 10th

1. 1863: World’s first subway system opened The first urban underground railway in history began operations on this date in 1863 in London, England.…

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On This Day, January 9th

1. 2007: Debut of the first iPhone It was on this date in 2007 that Steve Jobs debuted the first generation iPhone at the…

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On This Day, January 6th

1. 1994: The Nancy Kerrigan attack One of the most dramatic events in figure skating history took place on this date in 1994 when…

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On This Date, January 5th

1. 1933: Construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge It was on this date in 1933 that construction finally began on the now world…

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On This Day, January 4th

1. 1847: Samuel Colt sold his first revolvers to the Texas Rangers It was on this date in 1847 that Captain Samuel Walker of…

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