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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

1929 : Chrysler is Time magazine's Man of the Year

Civil War
1864 : Former Lincoln cabinet member Caleb Smith dies

Cold War
1953 : Truman announces U.S. has developed hydrogen bomb 1959 : United States recognizes new Cuban government

1946 : A case of split personality in puzzling Chicago murders

1822 : Mine explodes in Oklahoma

General Interest
1785 : Across the English Channel in a balloon
1979 : Pol Pot overthrown
1989 : Emperor Hirohito dies
1999 : Congress certifies Bush winner of 2000 elections

1911 : America's sweetheart Mary Pickford marries Owen Moore

1891 : Zora Neale Hurston is born

1947 : "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts

Old West
1901 : Cannibal Alfred Packer is paroled

1999 : Clinton's Senate impeachment trial begins

1927 : Harlem Globetrotters play their first game

Vietnam War
1965 : Civilian government is restored in Saigon
1971 : Laird visits Saigon

World War I
1915 : Bolshevik envoy approaches German ambassador in Turkey

World War II
1945 : Monty holds a press conference


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