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January 31st: The Explorer 1 Satellite Is Launched

January 31, 2023
The Cold War was a period of political and military tension between the Western powers, led by the United States, and the Eastern powers, led by the Soviet Union, that lasted from the end of World War II until the early 1990s. One of the key elements of the Cold…

January 30th: The USS Monitor Is Launched

January 30, 2023
The USS Monitor was the first ironclad warship built by the United States Navy during the American Civil War. It was launched on January 30, 1862, from the Continental Iron Works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. The design of the ship was revolutionary, as it featured an iron-clad rotating gun…

January 29th: Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich Is Removed From Office

January 27, 2023
Rod Blagojevich was the Governor of Illinois from 2003 to 2009. In 2008, he was arrested on charges of corruption, including the alleged solicitation of personal benefit in exchange for an appointment to the United States Senate as a replacement for then-U.S. president-elect Barack Obama. Blagojevich was accused of attempting…

January 27th: The First American Bombing Attack on Germany.

January 27, 2023
World War II was a global conflict that lasted from 1939 to 1945 and involved the majority of the world’s nations, including all of the great powers. The war was characterized by the use of advanced technology, including tanks, aircraft, and submarines, as well as new tactics, such as the…

January 26th: The State of Louisiana Secedes From The Union

January 26, 2023
The American Civil War began in 1861, with several southern states seceding from the Union and forming the Confederate States of America. One of these states was Louisiana, which officially seceded on January 26, 1861. Many Louisiana residents felt that their rights were being threatened by the Federal government, particularly…
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