02 January, 1959 – Luna 1 was launched

The Soviet spacecraft was the first to reach the vicinity of the moon and orbit the sun.

03 January, 1957 – The first ever electric watch was available

The Hamilton Electric 500 came in “modern” asymmetrical designs to reflect the revolutionary technology.

04 January, 2010 – Burj Khalifa was opened

Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently the world's tallest building, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).

05 January, 1933 – Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge began

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the best-known symbols of the United States.

06 January, 1907 – Maria Montessori opened her first school

Montessori's revolutionary educational approach is practiced at about 30,000 schools today.

07 January, 1927 – The first transatlantic telephone service was established

A three-minute call between New York and London cost about $45 USD, which is roughly $550 in today's dollars.

08 January, 1889 – Computer pioneer Herman Hollerith patented his punched card calculator

His invention paved the way for modern automatic computation.