The Events of January

In looking at the months of the year, January obviously begins the year, but it also has had profound events take place in that month.  It is a month that saw the opening of Ellis Island (1892). It is a month that saw deaths of famous people: T.S. Eliot (1965), Theodore Roosevelt (1919), Queen Victoria (1901), Sir Winston Churchill (1965) and Mahatma Gandhi (1948).  It was a month that saw famous births including  J.R.R. Tolkein (1892) & Elvis Presley (1935).  It was a month that saw great tragedy, including:  the Gabby Giffords assassination attempt (2011), the earthquake in Haiti (2010), the Boston Molasses Flood (1919), the Apollo 1 explosion killing 3 astronauts (1967) & the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion killing 7 (1986).  It was a month that saw great innovation including : “The Emancipation Proclamation (1863), the discovery of X-Ray (1896) & the system of lights with overhead wires (1883).  It was a very busy month of world events.  Come and hear these and many more stories.

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