What does Ellis Island, NASA, and the Roe vs. Wade all have in common? They are all historical events that happened in January. Read A Little January History and brush up on these significant dates in January History.
January 1, 1892, Ellis Island opened. Until its closing in 1954, over 20 million people legally arrived in America.
January 5, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a bill approving NASA to build and test the space shuttle.
January 7, 1999, the impeachment trial of President Clinton began.
January 10, 1776, Thomas Paine published “Common Sense”.
January 16, 1991, Operation Desert Storm started as allied aircraft conducted a major raid against Iraqi air defenses.
January 17, 1966, an American B-52 bomber collided with its refueling plane over Palomares, Spain. Seven crewmen were killed and the bomber released its four H-bombs.
January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of Roe vs. Wade.
January 24, 1848, gold was found during the construction of a sawmill on the American River in California.
January 27, 1967, American astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee were killed when a fire erupted inside Apollo 1 during a launch simulation test at Cape Kennedy, Florida.
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