History highlights: January throughout the years

Hello Hawks! As we near the middle of January, here is a recap of some of the historical events that have happened during this month.


Jan. 3

On this day in 1959, Alaska was accepted as the 49th state of the U.S.

Jan. 4

Louis Braille was born on this day in 1809. He was blinded as a boy and went on to create Braille, a reading system for the blind.

Jan. 6

In 2021, supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, marking a dark day that will stand out in America’s history.

Jan. 7

Henry Mill, a British inventor, had his first patent issued in 1714 for the typewriter.

Jan. 10

In 1861, Florida was the third state to separate from the Union which contributed to the events that led to the American Civil War.

In 1946, the very first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly took place in London.

Jan. 17 

Warsaw, Poland’s capital, was liberated by Soviet Russian troops during World War II in 1945.

Jan. 28

In 1986, this was the day the Challenger, a U.S. space shuttle, exploded after only 74 seconds, killing the seven people on board.