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Monday, January 30, 2006

On this day in history January 30, 2006....................................

1969 - The Beatles made their last public appearance together, on the roof of their Apple Studios in London. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

On this day in history January 28, 2006....................................

1986 - The space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven crew members. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 27, 2006

On this day in history January 27, 2006....................................

Mozart's full name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. Despite his success, he died poor and his grave is unmarked. By age six, Mozart was composing and performing music and his father, Leopold, was a noted composer and violinist. In 1782, Mozart married the sister of the woman... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Today in history January 26, 2005

Australia: Australia Day. Australia is the smallest continent and one of the largest countries on earth. Prior to documented history, travelers from Asia may have reached Australia. People from China could have landed in Australia in the early 15th century. Muslim voyagers who visited and settled in... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

On this day in history January 24, 2006

James Marshall, a young carpenter, spied a golden pebble in the millrace of his new saw mill. He knew what it was, even though it was about half the size of a pea. Then he saw another.... Within 10 years of the Gold Rush's beginnings, almost a million miners gouged and scraped the California... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

On this day in history, January 21, 2006...................................

2003 - The U.S. Census Bureau announced that Hispanics had surpassed blacks as America's largest minority group. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 20, 2006

On this day, Innauguration Day, January 20, 2006

1942 - Nazi officials held the notorious Wannsee Conference, during which they arrived at their "final solution" that called for exterminating Jews. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 16, 2006

On this day Monday January 16, 2006........................................

When Christopher Columbus set sail today in 1493 from Hispaniola (now divided into Haiti and the Dominican Republic), he left behind a garrison of 39 Spaniards - in effect, the first true colony in the New World, predating Sir Walter Raleigh's Roanoke by 91 years. Like Raleigh's colony, however,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 13, 2006

On This Day: Friday January 13, 200 A coven is a gathering of witches, especially thirteen of them. Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. The "ides" refer to the 15th day of March, May, July, or October as well as the 13th day of January, February, April, June, August, September,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

On this day in history, January 12, 2006.......................

Batman premiered on ABC on this day in 1966. This crime-fighting show made it to the "Top 10" in the Nielsen ratings in its first season. Based on the DC Comics characters created by Bob Kane in 1939, Adam West starred as millionaire Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter ego, Batman. Burt Ward... Sign in to see full entry.

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