On the 21st January 1793, former French King Louis XVI was executed by guillotine at the Place de la Revolution in Paris.
Robert McClure departed England with HMS Investigator to lead the first expedition to transit the Northwest Passage.
On the 19th January 1915, two German Zeppelin airships known as L3 and L4 dropped bombs on the Norfolk towns of Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn in Britain’s first experience of an air raid.
The Paris Peace Conference convened to establish the terms of the peace after the First World War.
On the 17th January 1991, the combat phase of the Gulf War began as Operation Desert Storm was launched to destroy Iraq’s military and civilian infrastructure through an enormous aerial bombing campaign.
Antipope John XXIII made the Medici Bank the official bank of the Papacy.
On the 15th January 1919, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were killed by members of the Freikorps.
Elvis Presley became the first solo entertainer to broadcast a live performance via satellite with Aloha From Hawaii.
On the 13th January 1935, the Territory of the Saar Basin voted to reunite with Germany.
Dr James Hiram Bedford became the first human to be cryonically preserved.
On the 11th January 1923, French and Belgian troops marched into Germany and occupied the industrial Ruhr area.
Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon with the 13th Legion during his march on Rome that led to the Roman Civil War.
On the 9th January 1799, modern income tax was introduced for the first time. William Pitt the Younger, the British Prime Minister, announced the tax the previous December as a way to pay for the…
American President George Washington delivered the very first State of the Union address to Congress.