Attended by the “Big Three” Allied leaders, the conference saw United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin meet to discuss the government of post-war Europe.
Operation Looking Glass began flying an Airborne Command Post above the United States 24 hours a day.
On the 2nd February 1852, the world’s first modern public toilets opened in London.
The Greensboro sit-ins began when four black students sat at the ‘whites only’ lunch counter in the Woolworth department store.
On the 31st January 1990, fast food chain McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in the Soviet Union on Moscow’s Pushkin Square.
Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany by President Paul von Hindenburg.
On the 29th January 1856, Queen Victoria introduced the Victoria Cross to reward “most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of…
Charles VI of France danced in the Bal des Ardents in which four people died after their costumes caught fire.
On the 27th January 1945, Soviet soldiers from the 322nd Rifle Division liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp near the Polish city of Oświęcim.
Pope Pius IV issued a Papal bull confirming the decrees of the Council of Trent that defined Catholic doctrine in the face of the Protestant Reformation.
At 3.51pm on the afternoon of the 25th January 1890, American journalist Nellie Bly arrived in New Jersey after completing a 72 day, 24,899-mile journey around the world.
The first instalment of Robert Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys triggered the Boy Scout movement.
On the 23rd January 1556, the deadliest earthquake ever recorded hit the Chinese province of Shaanxi (pronounced Shensi) and surrounding areas.
The Portuguese royal family and more than 10,000 courtiers relocated to Brazil to escape the advancing Napoleonic forces.