15 January, 1759 – The British Museum opens

Its collection comprises for about eight million items and it is one of the most comprehensive collections in the world.

16 January, 1919 – Prohibition begins in the United States

The 18th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.

17 January, 1946 – The UN Security Council holds its first session

The UNSC is the most powerful organ of the United Nations and it is charged with upholding international peace and security.

18 January, 1886 – Modern hockey is born

The foundation of The Hockey Association in England formalised a modern version of the game that had already been played in ancient times.

19 January, 1915 – Georges Claude patents his neon discharge tube

Neon lighting soon became popular for outdoor advertising.

20 January, 1934 – Fujifilm is founded

The Japanese photography and electronics company soon became a global player in its field.

21 January, 1976 – Concorde takes off on its first scheduled flights

Two of the supersonic aircrafts took off from Paris and London simultaneously.