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JANUARY 1

1845 James George Frazer (Scottish Anthropologist) Scottish Scientists & Mathematicians Archaeology, Anthropology
1879 Ernest Jones (Welsh Psychoanalyst) Welsh Scientists & Mathematicians Psychology
1914 Muriel M. Petioni (Trinidad-American Physician) Trinidad  Scientists & Mathematicians Medical Professionals African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African American Registry
1941 Martin Evans (English-American Molecular Biologist; 2007 Nobel Laureate for Medicine or Physiology) Martin Evans Medical Research DNA 2007 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
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45 B.C. New Year's Day is Celebrated on January 1 for the First Time Using the Julian Calendar New Year's Day Historic Firsts History Channel
1801 Italian Astronomer Joseph Piazzi Discovers Ceres, the First Planetoid/Minor Planet Italian Scientists and Mathematicians Astronomy Solar System Historic Firsts Rutgers University Chambers Book of Days
1853 The First Baltimore & Ohio Train Arrives in Wheeling, West Virginia from Baltimore, Connecting the Atlantic with the Ohio River Wheeling, West Virginia Baltimore, Maryland Railroad Ohio River Historic Firsts West Virginia State Archives
1892 In Washington, Destruction Island Lighthouse Is Illuminated for the First Time Washington Lighthouses Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1893 The Great Northern Railroad Completes Its Line Connecting St. Paul Minnesota to the Pacific Ocean at Everett, Washington St. Paul, Minnesota Everett, Washington Railroad Westward Expansion Minnesota Historical Society
1900 Snow and Freezing Temperatures Are Recorded in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama Alabama Snow Temperature Alabama State Archives
1905 In Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co. Opens the Milwaukee Interurban Terminal Milwaukee, Wisconsin Transportation Electricity Wisconsin Historical Society
1906 A Tent Colony Is Established in San Antonio, Texas as an Open-Air Colony for the Treatment of Tuberculosis San Antonio, Texas Tuberculosis Texas State Historical Association
1914 In Florida, the First Scheduled Commercial Airplane Flight Is Made from St. Petersburg to Tampa Florida Aviation History Business Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
On Governor's Orders, National Guardsmen Close the Saloons in the Oregon Mining Town of Copperfield Oregon Drug and Alcohol Abuse SalemOregon.com
1937 Great Britain Makes Safety Glass Windshields Mandatory Great Britain Automotives Glass History Channel
1951 The Zenith Radio Corporation of Chicago Demonstrates the First Pay Television System Chicago Television Business Historic Firsts History Channel
1969 In Minnesota, the Coast Guard Closes the Split Rock Lighthouse After 59 Years of Service Minnesota Lighthouses Minnesota Historical Society Minnesota Historical Society
1973 NASA Launches the Intelsat 4 F-6 Communications Satellite Space Exploration Radio Television NASA
1980 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 56 People and Injures 400 in Portugal's Azore Islands Portugal Earthquakes Death USGS
1984 In Compliance with a Court Order, AT&T Divests Itself of 22 Regional Bell Communications Companies AT&T Telephone Business Monopolies Law & Legal Resources History Channel
1996 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 8 People in Indonesia Indonesia Earthquakes Death USGS
1998 A New California Law Prohibits Smoking in Bars California Government Tobacco Law & Legal Resourcese New York Times

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