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What happened today in history?
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for
January 15

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1992 The federation of Yugoslavia, intact since 1918, crumbles as the European Community recognizes the republics of Croatia and Slovenia.
 
1990 A computer problem disrupts AT&T's long distance telephone service around the US for nearly nine hours.
 
1990 Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev declares a state of emergency in parts of Azerbaijan and Armenia, due to increased ethnic violence.
 

1973
Richard M. Nixon
US president Richard Nixon suspends American hostilities in North Vietnam, as peace negotiations move forward.
(photo credit: NARA)

 

1967 The first NFL Super Bowl is held, pitting the Green Bay Packers against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers emerge victorious by a score of 35-10.
 

1953
Harry Truman DVD (SoundWorks)
 As he leaves office, Harry Truman becomes the first US president to bid the nation
 farewell via TV and radio.

 (photo credit: SoundWorks)


 
1943 Work is completed on the Pentagon, headquarters of the US Department of Defense.
 
1920 Prohibition goes into effect today, making it illegal to sell beer and liquor.
Uncle Woodie recommends the video The Untouchables, starring Kevin Costner as Treasury agent Elliott Ness, as a great movie about America's fight to enforce Prohibition.

 
1919 Pianist and statesman Ignace Jan Paderewski becomes the first premier of the new republic of Poland.
 
1913 Long-distance telephone service begins between New York and Berlin.
 


1892
Official NBA basketball (Spalding)
Dr. James Naismith publishes the thirteen rules of basketball -- the game he invented the previous winter -- in Springfield, MA.
(photo credit: Spalding)



 
1870 Cartoonist Thomas Nast originates the donkey as a symbol to identify the Democratic party in a political cartoon appearing in Harper's Weekly.
 
1844 The University of Notre Dame is founded, receiving its charter from the state of Indiana.
 
1559   Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey.
 

Born today:

1971  Regina King - actress

1968  Chad Lowe - actor

1967  Lisa Lisa - singer (Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam)

1958  Julian Sands - actor

1957  Mario Van Peebles - actor, director

1951  Charo: Cuchi-Cuchi  


Charo - guitarist, singer, actress
(photo credit: Koch Records)
 

1951  Martha Davis - rock singer (The Motels)

1949  Ronnie Van Zandt - rock singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

1947  Andrea Martin - actress

1943  Mike Marshall - LA Dodgers pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1974)

1941  Don Van Vliet - singer (Captain Beefheart)

1937  Margaret O'Brien - actress

1929  The Martin Luther King, Jr. Tapes (Jerden)  


Martin Luther King, Jr. - civil rights leader ("I have a dream...")
(photo credit: Jerden Records)
 

1920  John J. O'Connor - Roman Catholic archbishop of New York

1913  Lloyd Bridges - actor (Sea Hunt, Airplane!)

1909  Gene Krupa: Drum Crazy  


Gene Krupa- big band drummer
(photo credit: Asv Living Era)
 

1908  Edward Teller - nuclear physicist

1870  Pierre DuPont - industrialist, humanitarian

1622  Jean Baptiste Moliere - playwright

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Capricorn   Capricorn    

(The Sea-Goat)

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