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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-publishes-the-tory-act

Automotive
2009 : Rare Bugatti found in British garage
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rare-bugatti-found-in-british-garage

Civil War
1863 : Yankees are victorious at the Battle of Stones River
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-stones-river-concludes

Cold War
1980 : Carter reacts to Soviet intervention in Afghanistan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carter-reacts-to-soviet-intervention-in-afghanistan

Crime
1981 : The Yorkshire Ripper is apprehended
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-yorkshire-ripper-is-apprehended

Disaster
1971 : Football fans crushed in stadium stampede
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/football-fans-crushed-in-stadium-stampede

General Interest
1492 : Reconquest of Spain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reconquest-of-spain
1788 : Georgia enters the Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/georgia-enters-the-union
1811 : First censuring of a U.S. senator
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-censuring-of-a-us-senator
1905 : Russian fleet surrenders at Port Arthur
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/russian-fleet-surrenders-at-port-arthur
1958 : Callas walks out of performanced
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/callas-walks-out-of-performance

Hollywood
1980 : Sherry Lansing named first female studio production head
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sherry-lansing-named-first-female-studio-production-head

Literary
1897 : Stephen Crane's boat sinks
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/stephen-cranes-boat-sinks

Music
1962 : Folk group The Weavers are banned by NBC after refusing to sign a loyalty oath
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/secretary-fall-resigns-in-teapot-dome-scandal

Presidential
1890 : Harrison welcomes Alice Sanger as first female staffer
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/harrison-welcomes-alice-sanger-as-first-female-staffer
1974 : Nixon signs national speed limit into law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-signs-national-speed-limit-into-law

Sports
1956 : Sooners win 30th game in a row
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sooners-win-30th-game-in-a-row

Vietnam War
1963 : Viet Cong are successful at Ap Bac
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/viet-cong-are-successful-at-ap-bac
1967 : U.S. planes down seven enemy planes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-planes-down-seven-enemy-planes

World War I
1905 : Japanese capture Russian naval base at Port Arthur
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-capture-russian-naval-base-at-port-arthur

World War II
1942 : Navy opens a blimp base in New Jersey
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/navy-opens-a-blimp-base-in-new-jersey


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