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January 24, 1922

On January 24, 1922, Christian K. Nelson patented the wonderful ice cream treat, the Eskimo Pie. The polar bears of Alaska and Canada were extremely disappointed to learn that it was vanilla ice cream encased in a frozen chocolate shell. … Continue reading

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January 23, 1916

On January 23, 1916, Browning, Montana experienced the greatest temperature drop in a 24 hour period in recorded history. On January 23, the citizens experienced a high, balmy temperature of 44 degrees Fahrenheit. Within 24 hours the temperature had dropped … Continue reading

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January 22, 2020

On January 22, 2020, the serial pooper of Natick, Massachusetts was pinched in the act. The Natick Outdoor Store had reported to the police that a serial pooper had left human feces outside the store on at least eight separate … Continue reading

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January 21, 1924

On January 21, 1924, Soviet Leader Lenin died. Joseph Stalin immediately began a purge of his rivals and intellectuals for the leadership of the Soviet Union. If people who are trying to gain power and control over a state or … Continue reading

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January 20, 1989

On January 20, 1989, George H.W. Bush was inaugurated as the 41st American President and Dan Quayle of Indiana became the 44th Vice President. When secretively asked why he chose Quayle, Bush said he had to make sure his Secret … Continue reading

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January 19, 1939

On January 19, 1939, Ernie Hausen of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin set a world record that stands to this day. He plucked a chicken bare in 4.4 seconds. That is all, folks.

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January 18, 1993

On January 18, 1993, the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday was observed in all 50 states of the United States for the first time ever. Arizona, the last state to authorize the holiday, still didn’t want to, but did so … Continue reading

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January 17, 1740

On January 17, 1740, the Greatest German who ever lived, died. Who was this prodigious talent of a man? It was none other than Matthias Buchinger who was also known as Matthew Buckinger in England. Matthew Buckinger was a multi-talented … Continue reading

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January 16, 2012

On January 16, 2012, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin police arrested Michael West for domestic abuse. His wife, Rebecca, was crying and bleeding from the nose when they arrived. A drunk West said that they were arguing about finances when the … Continue reading

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January 15, 2011

On January 15, 2011, police in Titusville, Florida got a tip that helped them solve an arson at a home on North Dixie Avenue. While sifting through the wreckage of the burned home, they found a suspicious latex glove and … Continue reading

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