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Thursday, January 2, 2014

January 2 - The Day in History

January 2 : General Interest
1980: U.S.-Russia detente ends

On this day in 1980, in a strong reaction to the December 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter asks the Senate to postpone action on the SALT II nuclear weapons treaty and recalls the U.S. ambassador to Moscow... read more

American Revolution
1776 : Congress publishes the Tory Act

2009 : Rare Bugatti found in British garage

Civil War
1863 : Yankees are victorious at the Battle of Stones River

Cold War
1980 : Carter reacts to Soviet intervention in Afghanistan

1981 : The Yorkshire Ripper is apprehended

1971 : Football fans crushed in stadium stampede

General Interest
1492 : Reconquest of Spain
1788 : Georgia enters the Union
1811 : First censuring of a U.S. senator
1905 : Russian fleet surrenders at Port Arthur
1958 : Callas walks out of performanced

1980 : Sherry Lansing named first female studio production head

1897 : Stephen Crane's boat sinks

1962 : Folk group The Weavers are banned by NBC after refusing to sign a loyalty oath

Old West
1923 : Secretary Fall resigns in Teapot Dome scandal

1890 : Harrison welcomes Alice Sanger as first female staffer
1974 : Nixon signs national speed limit into law

1956 : Sooners win 30th game in a row

Vietnam War
1963 : Viet Cong are successful at Ap Bac
1967 : U.S. planes down seven enemy planes

World War I
1905 : Japanese capture Russian naval base at Port Arthur

World War II
1942 : Navy opens a blimp base in New Jersey


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