On the 13th January 1842 a British Army Doctor and lone survivor retreated from Kabul.
On 12 January 2010 a large earthquake struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti impacting 3.5 million people and killing circa 300k.
On the 11th January 1920 Corporal C W Moreton and Lance Corporal J A Donohoe both won the Military Medal in Iraq.
On the 10th January 1945 Signalman Ken Smith was awarded a Posthumous George Cross for his gallantry while serving on the island of Ist.
On the 9th January 1983 Cyril Royston Guyton Bassett VC died,
On the 8th January 1916 the Allies completed the evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula from Cape Helles.