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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

1919 : Edsel Ford succeeds father as president of Ford

Civil War
1863 : The Emancipation Proclamation takes effects

Cold War
1959 : Cuban dictator Batista falls from power

1973 : The real-life murder behind Looking For Mr. Goodbar

1978 : Air India jet crashes just after takeoff

General Interest
45 B.C. : New Year's Day
1803 : Haitian independence proclaimed
1863 : Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect
1876 : First modern Mummers' Parade

1915 : Sneak preview of The Birth of a Nation

1879 : E.M. Forster is born

1958 : Inmate Merle Haggard hears Johnny Cash play San Quentin State Prison

Old West
1863 : A Nebraska farmer files the first homestead claim

1863 : Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation

Vietnam War
1966 : 1st Marine Division advance elements arrive
1967 : Operation Sam Houston begins

World War I
1915 : British ship Formidable is torpedoed

World War II
1942 : United Nations created
1946 : Hidden Japanese surrender after Pacific War has ended


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