United States Historical Events in January

United States Historical Events is a daily guide to the important events that shaped America to what it is today. It is a compilation of significant events for the month of January including the birth and death of famous Americans as well as laws promulgated by authorities. The list is constantly updated to incorporate the most recent events.

United States Historical Events in January

Day Year Event
1 1776 During the American Revolution, George Washington unveiled the first national flag in America, the Grand Union Flag.
2 1788 Georgia became the 4th State to be admitted to the Union.
3 1959 Alaska became the 49th State to be admitted to the Union.
4 1896 Utah became the 45th State to be admitted to the Union.
5 1929 Birthday: Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the most visible spokesperson and leader of the n the American civil rights movement.
5 1933 Death: Calvin Coolidge, the 30th US president, died in Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S. at age 60.
6 1912 New Mexico became the 47th State to be admitted to the Union.
6 1919 Death: Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th US president, died in Oyster Bay, New York at age 60.
7 1800 Birthday: Millard Fillmore, the 13th US president, was born in Moravia, New York.
9 1913 Birthday: Richard Nixon, the 37th US president, was born in Yorba Linda, California.
17 1893 Death: Rutherford Hayes, the 19th US president, died in Fremont, Ohio at age 70.
18 1862 Death: John Tyler, the 10th US president, died in Richmond, Virginia at age 71.
22 1973 Death: Lyndon Johnson, the 36th US president, died in Stonewall, Texas at age 64.
26 1837 Michigan became the 26th State to be admitted to the union.
29 1843 Birthday: William McKinley, the 25th US president, was born in Niles, Ohio.
29 1861 Kansas became the 34th State to be admitted to the union.
30 1882 Birthday: Franklin Roosevelt, the 32nd US president, was born in Hyde Park, New York.

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