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This Week in History

Updated: Feb 21, 2021

January 24, 1943: Adolf Hitler orders German troops in Stalingrad to fight to the death. He also ordered the incineration of Jewish patients, nurses and doctors at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

January 25, 1949: First Israeli Election of Prime Minister won by David Ben-Gurion.

January 26, 1942: First US Force in Europe during WWII go ashore in Northern Ireland.

January 27, 1943: First US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)

January 28, 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, with all 7 crew members killed, including Christa McAuliffe who was to be the first teacher in space.

January 29, 1892: The Coca-Cola Company is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.

January 30, 1965: State funeral of Winston Churchill at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. The world's largest ever state-funeral.

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