Monthly Archives: January 2019

January 31, 1971

On January 31, 1971, Apollo 14 lifted off on its 239,000 mile journey to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the moon. Before lift-off, Astronaut Stuart Roosa received a secret message from Ham the Chimp, who was the first non-human primate … Continue reading

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January 30, 1661

On January 30, 1661, England executed Oliver Cromwell, former Lord Protector and Ruler of the Commonwealth of England for regicide. The common people of England didn’t really care that he had Charles I executed on January 30, 1649, twelve years … Continue reading

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January 29, 1594

On January 29, 1594, Scottish mathematician, physicist and astronomer, John Napier of Merchiston, dedicated his manuscript, ‘A Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of St. John’ to King James VI. While Napier was a brilliant mathematician and he did discover … Continue reading

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January 28, 1962

On January 28, 1962, Johanne Relleke was stung by honey bees a record 2,443 times at the Kamativi tin mine in Zimbabwe (which at the time was known as Rhodesia). Mr. Relleke was the only survivor. All 2,443 bees perished … Continue reading

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January 27, 1785

On January 27, 1785, the first American state university was chartered in Athens, Georgia. However, it wasn’t until January 30, 1892 that the school became a real and recognized center of learning. UGA did have many distinguished alumni in the … Continue reading

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January 26, 1697

On January 26, 1697, Sir Isaac Newton received Leibniz’s and Bernoulli’s six month time-limit problem. At that time, mathematicians were like rappers today, and were constantly challenging each other with math problems, trying to prove who had the biggest sets … Continue reading

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January 25, 1839

On January 25, 1839, photographer, Henry Fox Talbot exhibited his early photographs to the Royal Institution in London, England. For an extra 5 shillings, it was heard that Talbot would allow an adventurous Englishman to have a private viewing of … Continue reading

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January 24, 1935

On January 24, 1935, the first canned beer, Krueger’s Cream Ale was sold by American company, Krueger Brewing Co., in Richmond, Virginia, about 14 months after the end of Prohibition. People at first were skeptical about the new invention, but … Continue reading

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January 23, 1897

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! on January 23, 1897, Elva Zona Heaster was found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband, Edward Stribbling Trout Shue, is the only known case where the alleged testimony … Continue reading

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January 22, 1879

On January 22, 1879, James Shields was elected as the US Senator from Missouri. He previously served as a Senator from Illinois (1849-1855), as well as Minnesota (1858-1859). He is the only person to ever serve as a US Senator … Continue reading

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