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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

January 7 - The Day in History

January 7 : General Interest
1789: First U.S. presidential election

On this day in 1789, America's first presidential election is held... read more


American Revolution
1776 : Samuel Adams writes that the confederation is not dead, but sleepeth
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/samuel-adams-writes-that-the-confederation-is-not-dead-but-sleepeth

Automotive
1929 : Chrysler is Time magazine's Man of the Year
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chrysler-is-time-magazines-man-of-the-year

Civil War
1864 : Former Lincoln cabinet member Caleb Smith dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/caleb-blood-smith-dies

Cold War
1953 : Truman announces U.S. has developed hydrogen bomb
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-announces-us-has-developed-hydrogen-bomb 1959 : United States recognizes new Cuban government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-recognizes-new-cuban-government

Crime
1946 : A case of split personality in puzzling Chicago murders
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-case-of-split-personality-in-puzzling-chicago-murders

Disaster
1822 : Mine explodes in Oklahoma
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mine-explodes-in-oklahoma

General Interest
1785 : Across the English Channel in a balloon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/across-the-english-channel-in-a-balloon
1979 : Pol Pot overthrown
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pol-pot-overthrown
1989 : Emperor Hirohito dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/emperor-hirohito-dies
1999 : Congress certifies Bush winner of 2000 elections
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clinton-impeachment-trial-begins

Hollywood
1911 : America's sweetheart Mary Pickford marries Owen Moore
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americas-sweetheart-mary-pickford-marries-owen-moore

Literary
1891 : Zora Neale Hurston is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/zora-neale-hurston-is-born

Music
1947 : "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quotrudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeerquot-is-the-351-song-on-the-us-pop-charts

Old West
1901 : Cannibal Alfred Packer is paroled
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cannibal-alfred-packer-is-paroled

Presidential
1999 : Clinton's Senate impeachment trial begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clintons-senate-impeachment-trial-begins

Sports
1927 : Harlem Globetrotters play their first game
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/harlem-globetrotters-play-their-first-game

Vietnam War
1965 : Civilian government is restored in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/civilian-government-is-restored-in-saigon
1971 : Laird visits Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/laird-visits-saigon

World War I
1915 : Bolshevik envoy approaches German ambassador in Turkey
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bolshevik-envoy-approaches-german-ambassador-in-turkey

World War II
1945 : Monty holds a press conference
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/monty-holds-a-press-conference


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