31st of JANUARY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

January 30st ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ U.S. President Harry S. Truman publicly announced his decision to support the development of the hydrogen bomb, a weapon theorized to be hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II. | & see more about this day on the video… 

28th of JANUARY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

January 28th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ The space shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986. Challenger lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and 37-year-old high school social studies teacher Christa McAuliffe was on her way to becoming the 1st ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space, after she won a place among the 7 member crew in a competition. 73 seconds after lift off, the shuttle exploded | & see more about this day on the video…  Continue reading 28th of JANUARY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

23rd of JANUARY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

23rd January History Timeline

1556 – Shaanxi earthquake hit the Shaanxi province in China, killing approximately 830,000 people. It was the deadliest earthquake in history.

23rd January 1556: Most destructive earthquake on record hits Shaanxi (HistoryPod video)

1571 – The Royal Exchange opened in London on this day.

1719 – The Principality of Liechtenstein was created within the Holy Roman Empire.

The Principality of Liechtenstein : Fürstentum Liechtenstein video
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22nd of JANUARY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

22nd January History Timeline

1915Guadalajara train disaster : Over 600 people were killed in Guadalajara, Mexico, when a Mexican train travelling from Colima plunged off the tracks into a deep canyon, after the engineer lost control on a long steep descent. The overcrowded train which had people clinging to the roofs and undercarriages, and many were thrown off around curves before the crash. The Guadalajara train disaster still remains the deadliest railway accident in North American history.

Guadalajara train disaster is No.5 in the Top 10 Deadliest Train Disasters in History video by TopTenz

1924 – Ramsay MacDonald became the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on this day.

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