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January 20, 1885 - Clue: LaMarcus A. Thompson patents a thrilling ride.
Answer: LaMarcus Thompson opens the first roller coaster at Coney Island in New York.

January 21, 1976 - Clue: A commercial flight goes VERY fast!
Answer: The Concorde takes off at supersonic speeds for its first commercial flight.

January 22, 1901 - Clue: The longest reigning British monarch is dead.
Answer: Queen Victoria is dead.

January 23, 1977 - Clue: A television mini series looks at family history.
Answer: The mini series "Roots" begins airing on ABC.

January 24, 1848 - Clue: The world "rushes" to California.
Answer: Gold is discovered at Sutter's Creek.

January 25, 1924 - Clue: France hosts a chilly athletic event.
Answer: The first Winter Olympics are held.

January 26, 1945 - Clue: The world gets its first look at the Holocaust.
Answer: The Soviets liberate the Auschwitz concentration camp.