Events that happened in January - Can you name the year?
Will and Guy have a surprise - there are no jokes
on this page, just a challenge to you; can you name that year?
All these 28 events happened in January - But in which year?
The values in brackets is the leeway that
I give you. Example: 22nd Queen Victoria died (10 years) Exact Answer 1901, leeway 1891-1911.
- United Kingdom is Created. (50 Years)
- Alaska becomes the 49th State of America. (15 Years)
- New York runs the first unmanned subway train. (10 Years)
- King Harold is crowned King of England. (10 Years)
- Jeffries and Blanchard's first balloon flight across the English Channel. (75 Years)
- The world's first underground railway service opens in London between Paddington and Farringdon. (15 Years)
first used to treat diabetes. (20 Years)
- The first American style Supermarket opens in UK. (5 Years)
- 'Mickey Mouse' comic strip launched. (10 Years)
- Henry Ford introduces model-T Fords (10 Years)
- Elizabeth 1st crowned Queen in Westminster Abbey. (30 Years)
- Ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia. (100 Years)
- Prohibition introduced in America? (10 Years)
- Francisco Pizarro founds Lima Peru (75 Years)
- The board game 'Scrabble' is
launched. (10 Years)
- Edward VIII succeeds to the throne. (7 Years)
- French King Louis XVI was executed in Paris. (30 Years)
- Union of Utrecht signed, Dutch Republic formed. (50 Years)
- Mutineers burn their ship, the 'Bounty' and settle on Pitcairn Island
- Cullinan diamond
is discovered. The world's largest at 3,106 carats. (20 Years)
- Michael Jackson is burned when filming a Pepsi commercial. (5 Years)
- London's Pall Mall becomes the first street lit by gaslight. (30 Years)
- Trotsky appointed People's Commissar for Military and Naval Affairs. (10 Years)
- Charles I King of England is beheaded. (30 Years)
- Adolph Hitler named German Chancellor. (5 Years)
- Guy Fawkes executed
for gun powder plot. (30 Years)
- The first car to reach 100 mph, MacDonald, Daytona Beach. (10 Years)
- McDonald's open their first restaurant in Russia (5 Years)
Bonus Which date in January are these special days?
Burns Night (3 days)
12th Day of Christmas (3 days)
January Special Day Events
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