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January 1: Public Domain Day; Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Roman Rite Catholicism)

Ellis Island
Ellis Island
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January 2: Feast day of Saint Gregory of Nazianzus and Saint Basil of Caesarea (Roman Rite Catholicism, Anglicanism)

Urbain Le Verrier
Urbain Le Verrier
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January 3

James Lick telescope
James Lick telescope
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January 4: Colonial Repression Martyrs' Day in Angola (1961)

Aeneas Mackintosh
Aeneas Mackintosh
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January 5: Twelfth Night (Western Christianity)

Ernest Shackleton
Ernest Shackleton
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January 6: Little Christmas

Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori
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January 7: Christmas (Eastern Christianity); Victory over Genocide Day in Cambodia (1979); Tricolour Day in Italy (1797)

Bank of North America
Bank of North America
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January 8: Eugenio María de Hostos's birthday in Puerto Rico (2024)

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
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January 9: Coming of Age Day in Japan (2023); Eugenio María de Hostos's birthday in Puerto Rico (2023)

The plane involved in the Iran Air Flight 277 crash
The plane involved in the Iran Air Flight 277 crash
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January 10

Construction of the Metropolitan Railway
Construction of the Metropolitan Railway
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January 11: Prithvi Jayanti in Nepal

Byzantine coin depicting Theodora
Byzantine coin depicting Theodora
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January 12

Mission Santa Clara de Asís
Mission Santa Clara de Asís
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January 13: Saint Knut's Day in Finland and Sweden

Sylvanus Olympio
Sylvanus Olympio
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January 14: Ratification Day in the United States (1784)

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
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January 15: John Chilembwe Day in Malawi; World Religion Day (2023)

Fragment of the Derveni papyrus
Fragment of the Derveni papyrus
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January 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States (2023)

Frank McGee
Frank McGee
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January 17

Patrice Lumumba
Patrice Lumumba
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January 18

Marion Barry
Marion Barry
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January 19

Klaus Barbie
Klaus Barbie
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January 20: Day of Nationwide Sorrow in Azerbaijan (1990)

2009 inauguration of Barack Obama
2009 inauguration of Barack Obama
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January 21

Members of the First Dáil
Members of the First Dáil
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January 22: Chinese New Year (2023), Day of Unity of Ukraine (1919)

Depiction of a 19th-century Swiss Guard
Depiction of a 19th-century Swiss Guard
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January 23

Elizabeth Blackwell
Elizabeth Blackwell
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January 24: Day of the Unification of the Romanian Principalities in Romania (1859)

University of Calcutta shortly after its founding
University of Calcutta shortly after its founding
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January 25: Feast day of Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (Eastern Orthodoxy) and Dwynwen (Wales)

SS Laurentic
SS Laurentic
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January 26: Australia Day (1788); Republic Day in India (1950)

Cullinan Diamond
Cullinan Diamond
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January 27

Entrance to Auschwitz I
Entrance to Auschwitz I
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January 28

Lego bricks
Lego bricks
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January 29

Pope Sergius III
Pope Sergius III
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January 30: Martyrs' Day in India (1948)

Attempted assassination of Andrew Jackson
Attempted assassination of Andrew Jackson
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January 31: Independence Day in Nauru (1968)

Doug Williams
Doug Williams
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