"Don Quixote" is first published, Prohibition is ratified and goes into effect, Hitler moves underground, and the space shuttle Columbia takes off for the last time, all on this day.
1969: The first docking of two manned spacecraft takes place between the Soviet Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5. The spacecraft, launched a day apart on Jan. 14 and 15, form what was termed "the world's first space station" with a crew of four aboard. They remained docked for three orbits of the Earth over more than four hours, during which time two cosmonauts spacewalked from Soyuz 5 to Soyuz 4, becoming, upon their return to Earth on Jan. 17, the first people to return to Earth in a different spacecraft from the one in which they went into space. The Soyuz 5 spacecraft returned to Earth on Jan. 18 with only one cosmonaut on board.
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Courtesy St. Ermin's
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
It's easy to upload your photos and/or videos on News8000.com. Once you do, we'll share your upload with the community!
No email address was supplied by
To complete your registration on this site, please supply an address.
Please confirm or modify the email address to which you will have subscription offers sent.
For a more personalized experience, please supply the following optional information.