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Liberation of Auschwitz

On January 27, 1945, Soviet troops entered Auschwitz, Poland,
freeing the survivors of the network of concentration camps—
and finally revealing to the world the
depth of the horrors
perpetrated there.

Auschwitz was really a group of camps, designated I, II, and III.

There were also 40 smaller “satellite” camps. It was at Auschwitz
II, at Birkenau, established in October 1941, that the SS created a complex, monstrously orchestrated killing ground: 300 prison
barracks; four “bathhouses” in which prisoners were gassed;
corpse cellars; and cremating ovens. Thousands of prisoners
were also used for medical experiments overseen and performed
by the camp doctor,
Josef Mengele (below) the “Angel of Death.”

Josef Mengele - YouTube
Josef Rudolf Mengele
(16 March 1911 – 7 February 1979)

75 Years After Auschwitz Liberation, Worry That ‘Never Again’ Is Not Assured - The New York Times

In pictures: The liberation of Auschwitz

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26/01/1918: Ukraine tuyên bố độc lập

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
declared its total independence.

UKRAINIAN blogs - YouTube
Ukraine Flag in 1918.

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The First Emmy Winners….January 25, 1949 – Eyes Of A Generation…Television's Living History
Stanley Rubin (second from the right) holds his Emmy award
for "The Necklace" at the first Emmy Awards, Los Angeles.

The first Emmy Awards ceremony was held on January 25, 1949
at the Hollywood Athletic Club. The awards recognize excellence
in television (which in the 1940s was a novel medium).

Hollywood’s first television academy had been founded three
years earlier by Sid Cassyd, a former film editor for Frank Capra
who later worked as a grip at Paramount Studios and an
entertainment journalist.

At a time when only about 50,000 American households had TV
sets, Cassyd saw the need for an organization that would foster productive discussion of the fledgling entertainment medium.

The academy’s membership grew quickly, despite the lack of
support from the Hollywood motion-picture establishment,
which perhaps understandably felt threatened by TV and its
potential to keep audiences entertained at home (and away 
from the theaters).

The first Primetime Emmy Awards, Jan. 25, 1949 - Photos - Memorable moments in Emmy Awards ...

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Photos: President Kennedy conducts first live news conference | News |

President John F. Kennedy introduced a new era of White
House communications
when he hosted the first live
televised presidential press conference on this day in
history, Jan. 25, 1961.

OTD in History… January 25, 1961, John F Kennedy becomes the first president to hold a televised ...

JFK holds first televised news conference, Jan. 25, 1961 - POLITICO

OTD in History… January 25, 1961, John F Kennedy becomes the first president to hold a televised ...

On this day in history, Jan. 25, 1961, JFK hosts first live televised ...

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Important Ca. 1935 Krueger's Beer & Ale in Keglined Cans Adv. Sign: Flying Tiger Antiques Online ...

Canned beer made its debut on January 24, 1935. In partnership
with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer and
Krueger’s Cream Ale to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond,
Virginia. Ninety-one percent of the drinkers approved of the
canned beer, driving Krueger to give the green light to further production.

By the late 19th century, cans were instrumental in the mass
distribution of foodstuffs, but it wasn’t until 1909 that the
American Can Company made its first attempt to can beer. This
was unsuccessful, and the American Can Company would have
to wait for the end of
Prohibition in the United States before it
tried again. Finally in 1933, after two years of research, American
Can developed a can that was pressurized and had a special
coating to prevent the fizzy beer from chemically reacting with
the tin.

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