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January 2016 Educators' Calendar

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1

New Year's Day

Cross of St. Patrick Added to Union Flag (1801)

Australian Federation (1901)

Native Title Act Commenced (1994)

2

Moon First Photographed (1839)

3

Martin Luther Excommunicated (1521)

Britain Seized Falkland Islands (1833)

Author J.R.R. Tolkien Born (1892)

4

Physicist Isaac Newton Born (1643)

Author Jacob Grimm Born (1785)

Louis Braille's Birthday and World Braille Day (1809)

5

Twelfth Night

X-Ray Discovered (1896)

6

Epiphany

Telegraph (Morse Code) First Demonstrated (1838)

7

Orthodox Christmas

Jupiter's Moons Discovered by Galileo Galilei (1610)

First Public Transatlantic Phone Call (1927)

8

John Curtin, 14th Prime Minister of Australia, Born (1885)

WWI Fourteen Points Peace Program Presented (1918)

Singer Elvis Presley Born (1935)

9

First Wallabies Tour (1909)

Author Morris Gleitzman Born (1953)

10

Penny Post Introduced (1840)

World's First Underground Railway Opened in London (1863)

League of Nations Created (1920)

11

Amelia Earhart Flew Solo Across Pacific (1935)

12

19 European Countries Ban Human Cloning (1998)

Eyre Peninsular Bushfire (2005)

13

Football Player Roy Cazaly Born (1893)

Musician Paul Kelly Born (1955)

14

Politician Sir George Pearce Born (1870)

15

Wikipedia Day

Queen Elizabeth I Crowned (1559)

16

Ivan the Terrible Crowned First Czar of Russia (1547)

17

Operation Desert Storm Launched (1991)

18

World Religion Day

Sir Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister, Born (1849)

Author A.A. Milne Born (1882)

19

Indira Gandhi Elected Prime Minister of India (1966)

20

First Elected English Parliament Convened (1265)

Hong Kong Ceded to British (1841)

Nazis Formulated "Final Solution" (1942)

21

First Atomic Submarine Launched (1954)

22

Queen Victoria Died (1901)

23

Actor Orlando Bloom Born (1977)

24

First Boy Scout Troop Organised (1908)

25

Australians of the Year Announced

Australia Day Live Concert

World Leprosy Day

Heatwave Southeast Australia (2010)

26

Australia Day

Australia Nationality Law (1949)

India Became a Republic (1950)

27

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Composer Mozart Born (1756)

Author Lewis Carroll Born (1832)

Auschwitz Concentration Camp Liberated (1945)

28

King Henry VIII Died (1547)

Architect Sir James Stirling Born (1791)

Challenger Shuttle Exploded (1986)

29

Karl Benz Patented First Gas-Driven Car (1886)

Academic Writer Germaine Greer Born (1939)

30

Adolf Hitler Named German Chancellor (1933)

Indian Independence Leader Gandhi Assassinated (1948)

31

International Internet-Free Day

Contest for Designing Canberra Closed (1912)

Month-Long Holidays and Events

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