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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January 1 - The Day in History

January 1 : General Interest
1959: Batista forced out by Castro-led revolution

On this day in 1959, facing a popular revolution spearheaded by Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement, Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees the island nation... read more


American Revolution
1781 : Mutiny of the Pennsylvania Line
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mutiny-of-the-pennsylvania-line

Automotive
1919 : Edsel Ford succeeds father as president of Ford
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/edsel-ford-succeeds-father-as-president-of-ford

Civil War
1863 : The Emancipation Proclamation takes effects
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-emancipation-proclamation-takes-effect

Cold War
1959 : Cuban dictator Batista falls from power
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cuban-dictator-batista-falls-from-power

Crime
1973 : The real-life murder behind Looking For Mr. Goodbar
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-real-life-murder-behind-looking-for-mr-goodbar

Disaster
1978 : Air India jet crashes just after takeoff
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/air-india-jet-crashes-just-after-takeoff

General Interest
45 B.C. : New Year's Day
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-years-day
1803 : Haitian independence proclaimed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/haitian-independence-proclaimed
1863 : Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/emancipation-proclamation-goes-into-effect
1876 : First modern Mummers' Parade
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-modern-mummers-parade

Hollywood
1915 : Sneak preview of The Birth of a Nation
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sneak-preview-of-the-birth-of-a-nation

Literary
1879 : E.M. Forster is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/em-forster-is-born

Music
1958 : Inmate Merle Haggard hears Johnny Cash play San Quentin State Prison
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/inmate-merle-haggard-hears-johnny-cash-play-san-quentin-state-prison

Old West
1863 : A Nebraska farmer files the first homestead claim
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-nebraska-farmer-files-the-first-homestead-claim

Presidential
1863 : Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-signs-emancipation-proclamation

Vietnam War
1966 : 1st Marine Division advance elements arrive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/1st-marine-division-advance-elements-arrive
1967 : Operation Sam Houston begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-sam-houston-begins

World War I
1915 : British ship Formidable is torpedoed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-ship-formidable-is-torpedoed

World War II
1942 : United Nations created
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-nations-created
1946 : Hidden Japanese surrender after Pacific War has ended
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hidden-japanese-surrender-after-pacific-war-has-ended


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