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January Important days and events | General Knowledge Imp. days and dates in January for Entrance Exams and Competitive Exam preparation. January Dates and historical events to remember.

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Important Days in January
• New Year - January 1
• Myanmar Independence Day – January 4
• World Braille Day - January 4
• International Veshti (Dhoti) Day - January 6
• Dydd Santes Dwynwen (Saint Dwynwen's – Welsh Valentine's Day) – January 25
• Australia Day – January 26
• International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust – January 27
• International Street Children's Day – January 31
• National Bird Day January 5
• Peculiar People Day January 10
• Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday , January 18

• Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-resident Indian Day) – January 9
• Indian Army Day – January 15
• National Voters' Day (India) – January 25
• Republic Day (India) – January 26
• Martyr's Day (Mahatma Gandhi's Martyrdom Day) – January 30

Sports Persons having their birthday in January
• Michael Schumacher January 3, 1969
• Muhammad Ali January 17, 1942

Historic events took place in January
January 1
Paul Revere was born in Boston, 1735
January 6
New Mexico entered Union, 1912 (47th)
President Theodore Roosevelt died, 1919
January 7
Galileo Galilei sighted four of Jupiter's moons. 1610
The first presidential election was held, 1789

January 10
The League of Nations established 1920
The Holocaust began, 1933
January 11
Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury was born, 1757
January 12
The first public museum in United States (South Carolina) established, 1773
January 14
The first constitution of Connecticut "The Fundamental Orders" was adopted, 1639
Henry Ford introduced assembly line, 1914
January 15
Queen Elizabeth I crowned, 1559
Martin Luther King, Jr., was born 1929
First Super Bowl held, 1967
January 16
United States Civil Service was established, 1883
January 19
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, 1809
January 20
Pearl Harbor leased by the United States from Hawaii for naval station,1887
Nazi officials held the "Wannsee Conference" 1942
Iran released 52 American hostages, 1981
Martin Luther King Day first observed, 1986
January 21
First atomic submarine, the Nautilus, was launched, 1954
President James Carter pardoned Vietnam draft evaders, 1977
January 23
First State Bureau of Labor in United States organized in Massachusetts, 1870
January 24
Gold was discovered in California,1848
January 25
Shay's Rebellion failed, 1787
First Emmy Awards held, 1949
January 27
Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp, 1880
Apollo Astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee killed in aircraft accident, 1967
The Vietnam War ended, 1973
January 28
First telephone exchange opened, 1878
Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, 1986
January 29
President William McKinley born, 1843
January 30
President Franklin D. Roosevelt born, 1882
Adolf Hitler becomes the chancellor of Germany, 1933
Mohandas Gandhi assassinated, 1948
Vietnam War "TET Offensive," began, 1968
January 31
13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery was submitted, 1865