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    January 8, 1877
    Crazy Horse fights last battle

    On this day in 1877, Crazy Horse and his warriors--outnumbered, low on ammunition and forced to use outdated weapons to defend themselves--fight their final losing battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana............
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    On this date:

    1642 - Astronomer Galileo Galilei died in Arcetri, Italy.

    1675 - The first corporation was charted in the United States. The company was the New York Fishing Company.

    1901 - The first tournament sanctioned by the American Bowling Congress was held in Chicago

    1958 - Bobby Fisher, at the age of 14, won the United States Chess Championship for the first time.

    1962 - Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was exhibited in America for the first time at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The next day the exhibit opened to the public.

    1973 - The trial opened in Washington, of seven men accused of bugging Democratic Party headquarters in the Watergate apartment complex

    1997 - Mister Rogers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    1998 - Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was sentenced in New York to life in prison.
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    January 9, 1493
    Columbus mistakes manatees for mermaids

    On this day in 1493, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Dominican Republic, sees three "mermaids"--in reality manatees--and describes them as "not half as beautiful as they are painted." Six months earlier, Columbus (1451-1506) set off from Spain across the Atlantic Ocean with the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, hoping to find a western trade route to Asia. Instead, his voyage, the first of four he would make, led him to the Americas, or "New World."
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    This Day in History 1493: Columbus mistakes manatees for mermaids


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    January 9, 1768
    First modern circus is staged
    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.do?action=Article&id=6771

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    January 9, 1972
    Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire
    This Day in History 1972: <I>Queen Elizabeth</I> destroyed by fire

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    It's the birthday of the folk singer and activist Joan Baez, born on Staten Island in 1941. Her mother was from Scotland, and her father was a physicist from Mexico. She grew up in California, playing rock and roll on the guitar. When Joan was a teenager, the Baez family moved to Boston, and she started hanging out with folk singers and learning their ballads. She was 18 years old when she performed at the Newport Folk Festival for an audience of 13,000.
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    January 10, 1901
    Gusher signals start of U.S. oil industry

    On this day in 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American oil industry. The geyser was discovered at a depth of over 1,000 feet, flowed at an initial rate of approximately 100,000 barrels a day and took nine days to cap. Following the discovery, petroleum, which until that time had been used in the U.S. primarily as a lubricant and in kerosene for lamps, would become the main fuel source for new inventions such as cars and airplanes; coal-powered forms of transportation including ships and trains would also convert to the liquid fuel.
    This Day in History 1901: Gusher signals start of U.S. oil industry
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    January 10, 1920
    League of Nations instituted

    On January 10, 1920, the League of Nations formally comes into being when the Covenant of the League of Nations, ratified by 42 nations in 1919, takes effect.
    This Day in History 1920: League of Nations instituted

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    January 10, 1923
    U.S. troops depart Germany

    Four years after the end of World War I, President Warren G. Harding orders U.S. occupation troops stationed in Germany to return home.
    This Day in History 1923: U.S. troops depart Germany

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    January 10, 1946
    First meeting of the United Nations

    The first General Assembly of the United Nations, comprising 51 nations, convenes at Westminster Central Hall in London, England. One week later, the U.N. Security Council met for the first time and established its rules of procedure. Then, on January 24, the General Assembly adopted its first resolution, a measure calling for the peaceful uses of atomic energy and the elimination of atomic and other weapons of mass destruction.
    This Day in History 1946: First meeting of the United Nations

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    January 10, 1971
    Masterpiece Theatre debuts

    The long-running PBS series debuts. Among the show's many presentations are Upstairs Downstairs (1974-1977), I, Claudius (197, and A Tale of Two Cities (1989). Program hosts included Alistair Cooke and Russell Baker.

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    January 10, 1863
    The Metropolitan Railway opened.
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    It's the birthday of man on the $10 bill, Alexander Hamilton, born in the British West Indies in 1755. He set up the national treasury, the national bank, the first budgetary and tax systems, and wrote the majority of the Federalist Papers, the foundation for the U.S. Constitution.

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    Theodore Roosevelt makes Grand Canyon a national monument.

    On January 11, 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declares the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument.
    This Day in History 1908: Theodore Roosevelt makes Grand Canyon a national monument

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    Earhart flies from Hawaii to California.

    In the first flight of its kind, American aviator Amelia Earhart departs Wheeler Field in Honolulu, Hawaii, on a solo flight to North America. Hawaiian commercial interests offered a $10,000 award to whoever accomplished the flight first. The next day, after traveling 2,400 miles in 18 hours, she safely landed at Oakland Airport in Oakland, California.
    This Day in History 1935: Earhart flies from Hawaii to California

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    World's first hardtop is introduced.
    The world's first closed production car was introduced: Hudson Motor Car Company's Model 54 sedan. Earlier automobiles had open cabs, or at most convertible roofs.

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    In 1787 German-born British astronomer and composer William Herschel discovered the Uranian moons Oberon and Titania. They were later named by his son John after the King and the Queen of the Faeries from Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    William Herschel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    In 1922 insulin was first administered to a human patient with diabetes at the Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, Canada.
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    January 12th:

    1773 - The first public museum in America was established in Charleston, SC
    1915 - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote
    1966 - "Batman" debuted on ABC-TV.
    1971 - "All In the Family" debuted on CBS-TV.
    1984 - Motley Crue opened its first U.S. tour at Madison Square Garden, New York.
    1985 - After a record 24 weeks as the #1 album in the nation, Prince slipped to the #2 spot with "Purple Rain". Replacing Prince at the top spot: ‘The Boss’ Bruce Springsteen’s "Born In the USA".
    2006 - The U.S. Mint began shipping new 5-cent coins to the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks. The coin has an image of Thomas Jefferson taken from a 1800 Rembrandt Peale portrait in which the president is looking forward. Since 1909, when presidents were first depicted on circulating coins, all presidents had been shown in profile.
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    1926
    Original Amos n Andy debuts on Chicago radio.

    On this day in 1926, the two-man comedy series "Sam 'n' Henry" debuts on Chicago's WGN radio station. Two years later, after changing its name to "Amos 'n' Andy," the show became one of the most popular radio programs in American history.
    This Day in History 1926: Original Amos n Andy debuts on Chicago radio

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    1984
    Pyramid mystery unearthed.

    On this day, an international panel overseeing the restoration of the Great Pyramids in Egypt overcomes years of frustration when it abandons modern construction techniques in favor of the method employed by the ancient Egyptians.

    This Day in History 1984: Pyramid mystery unearthed


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    1919
    Leaders of the Big Four nations meet for the first time in Paris.

    The day after British Prime Minister David Lloyd George’s arrival in Paris, he meets with representatives from the other Big Four nations—Prime Ministers Georges Clemenceau of France and Vittorio Orlando of Italy and President Woodrow Wilson of the United States—at the French Foreign Ministry on the Quai d’Orsay, for the first of what will be more than 100 meetings.
    This Day in History 1919: Leaders of the Big Four nations meet for the first time in Paris
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    1128
    Pope recognizes Knights Templar.

    On this day in 1128, Pope Honorius II grants a papal sanction to the military order known as the Knights Templar, declaring it to be an army of God.

    This Day in History 1128: Pope recognizes Knights Templar


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    1942
    Henry Ford patents plastic car.

    On this day in 1942, Henry Ford patented a plastic-bodied automobile. The car was 30 percent lighter than ordinary cars. Plastic, a relatively new material in 1942, was revolutionizing industry after industry in the United States. Today most car bodies are still made of metal, but plastic parts are becoming more and more common.

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    1982
    Plane crashes into Potomac.

    On this day in 1982, an Air Florida Boeing 727 plunges into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., killing 78 people. The crash, caused by bad weather, took place only two miles from the White House.
    This Day in History 1982: Plane crashes into Potomac

    (Unfortunately my husband and I witnessed this. D.C. had shut down because of the growing storm and most everyone was trying to drive home. The tunnels were jammed, most bridges were jammed, just about every road out of D.C. was at a standstill. Don't think I'll ever forget this tragedy.)

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    1910
    First radio demonstration.

    Lee De Forest, the American inventor of the vacuum tube, broadcasts a live performance of Enrico Caruso from the Metropolitan Opera. The broadcast over a telephone transmitter could be heard only by the small number of electronics hobbyists who had radio receivers. De Forest started regular nightly concerts in 1915, increasing interest in radio receivers, which at the time depended on the vacuum tubes manufactured by De Forest's company.
    This Day in History 1910: First radio demonstration

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    1928
    Experimental TV sets installed in homes.

    Television sets are installed in three homes in Schenectady, New York. RCA and General Electric installed the sets, which displayed a 1.5-inch-square picture. However, televisions did not become common household appliances until the late 1940s.

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    1929
    Wyatt Earp dies in Los Angeles.

    Nearly 50 years after the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Wyatt Earp dies quietly in Los Angeles at the age of 80.
    This Day in History 1929: Wyatt Earp dies in Los Angeles
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    1875
    Albert Schweitzer born.

    The theologian, musician, philosopher and Nobel Prize-winning physician Albert Schweitzer is born on this day in 1875 in Upper-Alsace, Germany (now Haut-Rhin, France).

    This Day in History 1875: Albert Schweitzer born

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    1639
    The first colonial constitution.

    In Hartford, Connecticut, the first constitution in the American colonies, the "Fundamental Orders," is adopted by representatives of Wethersfield, Windsor, and Hartford.

    This Day in History 1639: The first colonial constitution


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    1969
    Explosion rocks USS Enterprise.

    An explosion aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise kills 27 people in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on this day in 1969. A rocket accidentally detonated, destroying 15 planes and injuring more than 300 people.

    This Day in History 1969: Explosion rocks USS Enterprise

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    1952
    Today
    premieres.

    The Today show introduces the morning news format in 1952. Hosts over the years have included John Chancellor, Hugh Downs, Florence Henderson, Barbara Walters, Tom Brokaw, Bryant Gumbel, Jane Pauley , Matt Lauer, and Katie Couric. Today's female anchors were once called "Today girls." In 1953, the show also featured a chimpanzee named J. Fred Muggs.


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    1943

    FDR becomes first president to travel by airplane on U.S. official business.


    On this day in 1943, Franklin Roosevelt becomes the first president to travel on official business by airplane. Crossing the Atlantic by air, Roosevelt flew in a Boeing 314 “Flying Boat” dubbed the “Dixie Clipper” to a World War II strategy meeting with Winston Churchill at Casablanca in North Africa. With German U-boats taking a heavy toll on American marine traffic in the Atlantic, Roosevelt’s advisors reluctantly agreed to send him via airplane. Roosevelt, at a frail 60 years old, gamely made the arduous 17,000-mile round trip.

    This Day in History 1943: FDR becomes first president to travel by airplane on U.S. official business
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    January 15th:

    1559 - England's Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Tudor) was crowned in Westminster Abbey.

    1943 - The Pentagon was dedicated as the world's largest office building just outside Washington, DC, in Arlington, VA. The structure covers 34 acres of land and has 17 miles of corridors.

    1961 - Motown Records signed The Supremes.

    1967 - The first National Football League Super Bowl was played. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League. The final score was 35-10.

    1974 - "Happy Days" premiered on ABC-TV.


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    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929
    Charo (Maria Martinez) 1951
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