On This Day

What Happened in January 1569

Historical Events


World’s First National State LotteryWorld’s First National State Lottery

Jan 11 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul's Cathedral

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The world-famous Sydney Opera House cost $102 million to build, largely paid for by a state lottery
The world-famous Sydney Opera House cost $102 million to build, largely paid for by a state lottery
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 20 Miles Coverdale, English bishop and translator of the Great Bible (the first authorized English translation of the Bible), dies at about 80