The Week in History: January 15-19

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

January 15

1831: 1st US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train made first trip
1870: The “donkey” was first used as a symbol of the Democratic Party
1989: The Coca-Cola Company was incorporated
1967: 1st Super Bowl – Green Bay Packers beat Kansas City Chiefs 35 to 10

January 16

1870: Virginia became the 8th state admitted to the Union after the Civil War
1968: Toronto defeated All-Stars 4-3 in the 21st NHL All-Star Game
1972: Dallas defeated Miami 24-3 in Super Bowl VI (Roger Staubach – MVP)
1988: NFL’s Cardinals moved from St. Louis to Phoenix

January 17

1916: Jim Barnes won the first ever PGA Championship
1971: Baltimore Colts defeated Dallas Cowboys 16-13 in Super Bowl V (Chuck Howley, Dal – MVP)
1993: Buffalo defeated Miami 29-10 in AFC Championship game
1993: Dallas defeated San Francisco 30-20 in NFC Championship game

January 18

1896: X-ray machine first demonstrated in US in NYC
1958: William O’Ree became the first African American in NHL
1971: Ivan Koloff defeated Bruno Sammartino to become WWF Champion
1983: Jim Thorpe’s Olympic medals were returned 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball

January 19

1955: Eisenhower gave 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV
1977: Snow fell in Miami, FL for the 1st time in the city’s history
1991: Eastern Airlines shutdown
1992: Ric Flair became WWF Champion at Royal Rumble

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we  will use it in next week’s”The Week in History” post.

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