- 1953 The first TV detector van, used to track down users of unlicensed television sets, begins operation in the UK
- 1902 1st Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Michigan beats Stanford, 49-0; MVP: Neil Snow, Michigan, FB
The St. Petersburg–Tampa Airboat Line becomes the world's first scheduled airline, covering the 18 mile distance 23 minutes. Service ceased after three months.
On January 1, 1914
Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe
On January 1, 1710