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Today in history - January

What Happened on this day (January 1)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 2)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 3)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 4)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 5)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 6)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 7)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 8)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 9)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 10)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 11)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 12)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 13)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 14)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 15)

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1639 The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut (now a state in USA)
1761 The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas.
1814 Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes the Kingdom of Norway to Charles XIII of Sweden in return for Pomerania.
1911 Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1972 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
2004 The national flag of the Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2011 President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia seeks refuge in Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime, considered to be the birth of the Arab Spring.

What Happened on this day (January 16)

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27 BCE Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.
1547 Grand Duke Ivan IV of Muscovy becomes the first Tsar of Russia, replacing the 264-year-old Grand Duchy of Moscow with the Tsardom of Russia.
1605 The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid, Spain.
1909 Ernest Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
1969 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform the first-ever docking of manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk.
1979 Iranian Revolution: The last Iranian Shah flees Iran with his family for good and relocates to Egypt.
2006 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.
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