1431 – Joan of Arc was handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon.
1521 – Pope Leo X excommunicated Martin Luther.
1777 - General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, NJ
1825 - Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community
1868 – Meiji Restoration in Japan
1872 - 1st patent list issued by US Patent Office
1888 - 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC
1947 – Proceedings of the U.S. Congress were televised for the first time.
2009 – The first block of the blockchain of the decentralized payment system Bitcoin, called the Genesis block, was established by the creator of the system, Satoshi Nakamoto.
3 January Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management