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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

1996 : GM announces its electric car

Civil War
1863 : Confederate General Roger Hanson dies

Cold War
1950 : The God That Failed published

1964 : Boston Strangler strikes again

1990 : Trains collide in Pakistan

General Interest
1896 : Utah enters the Union
1974 : President Nixon refuses to hand over tapes
1987 : Segovia begins final U.S. tour
1995 : 104th Congress under Republican control

2003 : National Society of Film Critics honors The Pianist

1785 : Jacob Grimm is born
1965 : Poet T.S. Eliot dies in London

1964 : Bobby Vinton tops the pop charts with the last #1 single of the pre-Beatles era

Old West
1847 : Colt sells his first revolvers to the U.S. government

1965 : L.B.J. envisions a Great Society in his State of the Union address

2006 : Vince Young leads Texas over USC in the Rose Bowl

Vietnam War
1965 : Johnson reaffirms commitment to South Vietnam
1974 : Thieu announces war has resumed

World War I
1913 : Alfred von Schlieffen dies

World War II
1944 : United States begins supplying guerrilla forces


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