January 2, 1844
Death Siyyid Kazim-i Rashti in Karbila
January 3, 1922
Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Baha formally read
Will and Testament of Abdu'l-Baha formally read. The Guardianship is inaugurated and Shoghi Effendi is appointed the first Guardian of the Baha'i Faith: the sole authoritative interpreter of the Baha'i Writings
January 9, 1951
Estanblishment of the first International Baha'i Council by Shoghi Effendi
Cablegram from Shoghi Effendi, 9 January 1951, The First Guardian of Baha'i Faith Shoghi Effendi establishes the first International Baha'i Council
January 10, 1954
Death of Dorothy Baker, Hand of the Cause of God
She was appointed by Shoghi Effendi as a Hand of the Cause of God on December 24, 1951. On January 10, 1954, she was en route home from India. Over the Mediterranean island of Elba the plane exploded and her mission had ended at age 55.
January 12, 1853
Bahau'llah is exiled from Tehran and departs for Baghdad with His family
Bahau'llah is banished, chooses Baghdad for His place of exile. His wealth is confiscated and properties pillaged. His youngest son is left behind with relatives because of the lack of provisions and the harsh winter travel
January 13, 1845
Mulla Aliy-Bastami trial at Baghdad the first Babi martyr
The Bab instructed Mulla Aliy-Bastami his mission to spread the message of God, not in Persia but to proceed all the way to Karbila and Najaf in Iraq. Immediately after this meeting Mulla Ali left and head to Iraq to accomplish his profound mission. Mulla Ali experience some injuries and difficulties for his mission, he was imprisoned in Baghdad and some writtings induct that he dies in prison or he dies while transferring to Istanbul, but eventually he Mulla Aliy-Bastami was the first Babi martyr.
January 14, 1975
Purchase of House of Abdu'llah Pasha
The House of Abdu'llah Pasha was purchased after lengthy and delicate negotations.
January 15, 1961
Dedication of the House of Worship in Kampala, Uganda
The Baha'i House of Worship, sometimes known as the Baha'i Temple, is open to everyone. It is a place of prayer and meditation for all: a gift from the Baha'is that demonstrates their faith in the oneness of God, the oneness of His Prophets and the oneness of humanity
January 19, 2000
Passing of the Amatu'l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum
At 19 January 2000, In the early hours of this morning, the soul of Amatu'l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum, beloved consort of Shoghi Effendi and the Baha'i world's last remaining link with the family of Abdu'l-Baha, was released from the limitations of this earthly existence.
January 22, 1844
Mulla Husayn arrived to Karbila from his mission in Isfahan and Khorasan 3 weeks after death of Siyyid Kazim
January 23, 1872
Murder of Siyyid Muhammad
Murder of Siyyid Muhammad (the one who had constantly manipulated Mirza Yahya into his cowardly acts), Aqa Jan Big and another companion Covenant-breaker in Akka in retaliation for their persecutions. Baha'u'llah had forbidden any act of retaliation, but seven of His tormented companions succumbed. An army of men descended upon the Baha'is. The seven guilty men were confined for several years. The remainder were confined for six months. The distress caused to Baha'u'llah of this event was immeasurable: "That which can make Me ashamed is the conduct of such of My followers as profess to love Me"
January 26, 1958
The foundation stone of the First Mashriqu'l Adhkar of Africa
The foundation stone of the first Mashriqu'l-Adhkar of Africa was laid by Hand of the Cause Amatu'l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum and Musa Banani at Kampala, Uganda.
January 26, 2000
Death of Adib Taherzadeh, prominent Baha'i, author and member of the Universal House of Justice
Adib Taherzadeh (April 29, 1921 - January 26, 2000) was a member of the Universal House of Justice, the supreme governing body of the Baha'i Faith, from 1988 to 2000.
January 31, 1899
Arrival of the Babs remains in the Holy Land