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Monday, January 6, 2014

January 4 - The Day in History

January 4 : General Interest
1999: The euro debuts

On this day in 1999, for the first time since Charlemagne's reign in the ninth century, Europe is united with a common currency when the "euro" debuts as a financial unit in corporate and investment markets... read more


American Revolution
1796 : Congress accepts Colors of the French Republict
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-accepts-colors-of-the-french-republic

Automotive
1996 : GM announces its electric car
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gm-announces-its-electric-car

Civil War
1863 : Confederate General Roger Hanson dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/confederate-general-roger-hanson-dies

Cold War
1950 : The God That Failed published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-god-that-failed-published

Crime
1964 : Boston Strangler strikes again
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/boston-strangler-strikes-again

Disaster
1990 : Trains collide in Pakistan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/trains-collide-in-pakistan

General Interest
1896 : Utah enters the Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/utah-enters-the-union
1974 : President Nixon refuses to hand over tapes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-nixon-refuses-to-hand-over-tapes
1987 : Segovia begins final U.S. tour
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/segovia-begins-final-us-tour
1995 : 104th Congress under Republican control
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/104th-congress-under-republican-control

Hollywood
2003 : National Society of Film Critics honors The Pianist
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/national-society-of-film-critics-honors-the-pianist

Literary
1785 : Jacob Grimm is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jacob-grimm-is-born
1965 : Poet T.S. Eliot dies in London
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/poet-ts-eliot-dies-in-london

Music
1964 : Bobby Vinton tops the pop charts with the last #1 single of the pre-Beatles era
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bobby-vinton-tops-the-pop-charts-with-the-last-351-single-of-the-pre-beatles-era

Old West
1847 : Colt sells his first revolvers to the U.S. government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/colt-sells-his-first-revolvers-to-the-us-government

Presidential
1965 : L.B.J. envisions a Great Society in his State of the Union address
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lbj-envisions-a-great-society-in-his-state-of-the-union-address

Sports
2006 : Vince Young leads Texas over USC in the Rose Bowl
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vince-young-leads-texas-over-usc-in-the-rose-bowl

Vietnam War
1965 : Johnson reaffirms commitment to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-reaffirms-commitment-to-south-vietnam
1974 : Thieu announces war has resumed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-announces-war-has-resumed

World War I
1913 : Alfred von Schlieffen dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alfred-von-schlieffen-dies

World War II
1944 : United States begins supplying guerrilla forces
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-begins-supplying-guerrilla-forces


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