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 This day in History - January 1
692 Historic Events for January 1
1833

British government demands Falkland islands

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1833

Cura‡ao census: 2,602 whites, 6,531 free people and 5,894 slaves

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1834

German Tolunie goes into effect

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1838

1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide

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1838

William Hugh Young, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901

Birth
1840

1st recorded bowling match in US, Knickerbocker Alleys, NYC

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1842

1st illustrated weekly magazine in US publishes 1st issue, NYC

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1843

Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky, composer

Birth
1844

1st edition of New Rotterdam's Daily (3x per week)

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1846

Yucatan declares independence from M‚xico

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1846

Nikola Pasic, Serbian nationalist/premier (1891..1926)

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1847

Michigan is 1st state to abolish capital punishment

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1847

Neth's Haarlem's Current newspaper starts publishing

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1848

Britain takes Mosquito Coast from Nicaragua

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1850

Raphael G Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist, dies at 76

Death
1851

City of Glasgow steamer inaugurates Philadelphia-Liverpool line

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1852

Netherlands begins issuing postage stamps

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1852

1st US public bath opens, in NYC

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1852

National debt of Britain and Ireland is œ765,126,582

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1853

Hans Koessler, composer

Birth
1853

1st practical fire engine (horse-drawn) in US enters service

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1854

Lincoln University, a black college, chartered (Oxford, Penn)

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1854

James Frazer, Britain, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough)

Birth
1858

Canada begins using decimal currency system

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1860

Slavery ends of in Neth Indies

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