Today In History

Today In History contains daily excerpts from events in the past. Occasionally, we compare what happened long ago with what is going on today.

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NationalGeographic

TIH 027 2022 National Geographic

January 27, 2022: In history, on this day in 1888 the National Geographic Society was founded. Its “National Geographic” magazine is well-known for its delving into nature and different cultures with its stunning photography. One of the world’s largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions, the National Geographic Society seeks to educate the public about the unique relationship that humans have with the earth.

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Ukraine Independence

TIH 026 2022 Ukraine Independence

Today In History : January 26, 2022 On This Day In History On January 26, 1918, Ukraine declared its independence from Russia. Soon after the Bolsheviks seized control in immense, troubled Russia in November 1917 and moved towards negotiating peace with the Central Powers, the former Russian state of Ukraine declares its total independence. Most […]

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0125WinterOlympics

TIH 025 2022 Winter Olympics

January 25, 2022: In history, on this day in 1924, the first Winter Olympics commenced at Chamonix in the French Alps. Known then as “International Winter Sports Week,” sixteen participating nations loved the event so much they convinced the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to hold Winter Olympic games regularly. The IOC retroactively designated the 1924 Chamonix games as the first Winter Olympics.

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0124 BoyScouts

TIH 024 2022 Boy Scouts

January 24, 2022: In history, on this day in 1908 the Boy Scouts movement began in England. It started with the publication of “Scouting for Boys” by Robert Baden-Powell. The popularity of the book led to impromptu Boy Scout troops to spring up across Britain. Chicago publisher William Boyce started the Boy Scouts of America. Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of America

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