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Births for January 01


  • 379 Basilius, the Great, of Caesarea, holyman (Moralia)
  • 898 Odo, Paris, King of France (888-98)
  • 1387 Charles de Boze, king of Navarra (1349-87)
  • 1449 Lorenzo de'Medici, (The Magnificent) of Florence
  • 1467 Sigismund I, the old, king of Poland
  • 1481 Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant reformer
  • 1515 Andreas Vesalius, (Andries of Wesel), Flemish anatomist
  • 1618 Bartolom‚ Esteban Murillo, Spain, Baroque artist (baptised)
  • 1714 Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lutheran pastor, Lithuanian poet (The Seas)
  • 1729 Edmund Burke, famous Whig (Reflections on the Revolution)
  • 1735 Paul Revere, silversmith/US patriot (British are coming)
  • 1745 "Mad" Anthony Wayne, general
  • 1752 Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy) Ross, flag maker
  • 1815 Charles Renouvier, French philospher (neocriticism)
  • 1817 Martin H Klaproth, Germany, chemist
  • 1819 Arthur Hugh Clough, poet, friend of Matthew Arnold
  • 1819 George Foster Shepley, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1878
  • 1823 S ndor Pet”fi, Kikk”r”s, Hungary, poet, revolutionary (J os Vit‚z)
  • 1827 William Lewis "Old Tige" Cabell, Brig General (Confederate Army)
  • 1838 William Hugh Young, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
  • 1854 Sir James Frazer, Britain, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough)
  • 1861 Isaac Murphy, thoroughbred jockey, 628 wins on 1,412 mounts (44.5%)
  • 1863 Pierre de Coubertin, France, baron (revived Olympic games)
  • 1864 Alfred Stieglitz, father of modern photography
  • 1867 Lew Fields, comedian (of Weber & Fields)
  • 1873 Mariano Azuela, Mexico, novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)
  • 1875 Charles Rist, French economist
  • 1879 Edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howard's End, Passage to India)
  • 1879 Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud)
  • 1879 William Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon)
  • 1880 Shalom Asch, Poland, yiddish writer (Motke Ganev)
  • 1883 Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (La Torre, Tre Croci)
  • 1883 Ko Arnoldi, actor/director
  • 1887 Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral/head German military intelligence
  • 1889 Alexander Smallens, St Petersburg, Russia, conductor
  • 1889 Charles Bickford, Cambridge Mass, actor (John-The Virginian)
  • 1892 Artur Rodzinski, Spalato, Dalmatia, Poland, comductor
  • 1892 Manuel Roxas y Acuna, 1st president Philippines
  • 1895 J Edgar Hoover, Mr FBI
  • 1895 Nathaniel Shilkret, NYC, conductor
  • 1897 Walter Greaza, St Paul Minn, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye)
  • 1900 Xavier Cugat, Spain, bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo)
  • 1905 Melvin Price, (Rep-D-IL, 1945- )
  • 1906 Frank Stack, Canada, speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • 1909 Barry Goldwater, (Sen-R-Az, 1953-65, 69- /Pres candidate (R) 1964)
  • 1909 Dana Andrews, Collins Miss, actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura)
  • 1910 Bernard Printer, organist/pianist/orch leader (Folies-Bergres)
  • 1911 Hank Greenberg, Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tiger)
  • 1912 Kim Philby, British spy/Soviet mole
  • 1912 Victor Reuther, Wheeling WV, labor leader
  • 1913 Eliot Janeway, financial writer (Economics of Chaos)
  • 1916 Earl Wrightson, Balt Md, singer (Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue)
  • 1918 Willy den Ouden, swimmer, (WR 100m 1:04.06)
  • 1919 Bernard Drukker, organist/pianist/orch leader (Duivelswiel)
  • 1919 Carole Landis, actress (One Million BC, Topper Returns)
  • 1919 J F "Jerome David" Salinger, author (Catcher in the Rye)
  • 1921 Alain Mimoun-o-Kacha, France, world cross-country champion
  • 1922 Ernest F Hollings, (Sen-D-SC, 1966- )
  • 1923 Milton Jackson, US, vibraphonist (Milt of Bags)
  • 1925 George Conner, NFL tackle, linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1925 Valentina Cortesa, Milan Italy, actress (Kidnap Syndicate)
  • 1927 Maurice B‚jart, France, ballet choreographer (Rite of Spring)
  • 1927 Yuri Grigorovich, Russia, choreographer
  • 1928 Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (French Connection)
  • 1929 Holling Gustav Vapor, character on Northern Exposure
  • 1930 Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry, premier/president (Sudan)
  • 1930 Ty Hardin, NYC, actor (Riptide, Bronco)
  • 1932 Arnfried GD P, pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • 1932 Giuseppe Patan, Naples Italy, conductor
  • 1933 Joe Orton, England, actor/dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears)
  • 1935 Harold Martina, Netherland Antilles, pianist
  • 1936 Eve Queler, NYC, conductor
  • 1936 Willy White, long jumper
  • 1938 Bill Emerson, (Rep-R-MO, 1981- )
  • 1940 Frank Langella, actor (Dracula, Diary of a Mad Housewife, 12 Chairs)
  • 1942 Country Joe McDonald, Calif, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)
  • 1942 Don Novello, (Father Guido Sarducci), Ashtabula Oh, comedian (SNL)
  • 1942 Gennadi V Sarafanov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • 1942 Martin Frost, (Rep-D-TX, 1971- )
  • 1945 Jacques Ickx, Belgium, Le Mans auto race (6-time winner)
  • 1946 Manfred Stengl, Austria, 2 man lugist (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1947 Peter Lankhorst, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PPR)
  • 1947 Vladimir G Titov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-8, T-9, T-10)
  • 1953 Alpha Blondy, (Seydou Kone), Ivory coast, reggae singer (Jerusalem)
  • 1956 Anatoli Borisovich Polonsky, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1956 Sergei Vasiliyevich Avdeyev, cosmonaut
  • 1957 Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Kiss, Gorky Park)
  • 1958 Grandmaster Flash, (Joseph Sadler), rocker (Message)
  • 1958 Ren Woods, Portland Oregon, actress (Fanta-Roots)
  • 1966 Rawley Valberde, Oceanside Calif, actor (Amado-Santa Barbara)
  • 1967 Andy Heck, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawk)


Passings for January 01


  • 379 Basilius the Great, of Caesarea, saint (Moralia), dies
  • 898 Odo, earl of Paris/king of France (888-98), dies
  • 962 Boudewijn III, count of Flanders, dies
  • 1387 Karel de Boze, king of Navarra (1349-87), dies
  • 1502 Gregorius XIII, (Ugo Buoncampagni), Italy, pope (1572-85), dies
  • 1515 Louis XII, Father of People, King of France (1498-1515), dies at 52
  • 1517 Hermann de Jonge Vischer, German bronze merchant, dies
  • 1559 Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59), dies
  • 1560 Guillaume du Bellay, Sieur de Langey, French soldier, dies
  • 1716 William Wycherley, dramatist (The Country Wife), dies at about 75
  • 1766 Frans E Jacobus III, Old Pretender, king of Gt Britain/Ireland, dies
  • 1800 Louis J M Daubenton, France, zoologist, dies
  • 1817 Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium), dies
  • 1953 Hank Williams, country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies
  • 1953 Ludomir R¢zycki, Polish composer/conductor (Casanova), dies at 68
  • 1957 Ruth Draper, US lecture artist, dies
  • 1958 David Broekman, musican (Think Fast), dies at 55
  • 1960 Margaret Sullavan, actress (Back Street), dies
  • 1961 Dashiell Hammett, author (Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66
  • 1964 Rika Hopper, actress (Comedia, Anastasia), dies at about 86?
  • 1969 Barton Maclane, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 68
  • 1972 Jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91
  • 1972 Kenneth Patchen, US poet/writer (Cloth of Tempest), dies at 60
  • 1972 Maurice A Chevalier, French actor (Can Can, Gigi), dies
  • 1980 Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70
  • 1982 Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (De baadster, Orl‚ans), dies
  • 1982 Victor Buono, actor (Mr Schubert-Man from Atlantis), dies at 43
  • 1982 Vladimir K Zworykin, Russ/American sculptor, dies
  • 1988 Leo Steiner, NY Carnegie Deli's owner, dies
  • 1990 Charles Boost, film critic, dies
  • 1990 Gerhard Schr”der, West German minister of Defense, dies
  • 1991 Charles B Timmer, interpreter/writer (Russia black on white), dies
  • 1991 Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish author (Gnome Patjoepelke), dies
  • 1992 Constantin Poustochkine, jazz critic, dies
  • 1992 Hette G Abma, vicar/member of Dutch parliament (SGP), dies
  • 1992 Mike Frankovich, US producer (Guess who's coming to dinner), dies


Special events for January 01


  • 1 Origin of Christian Era
  • 30 -BC- Origin of Actian Era
  • 45 -BC- Origin of Julian Era; Julian calendar begins
  • 313 Start of Roman (Pontifical) Indiction
  • 990 Russia adopts Julian calendar
  • 1515 Francis, Duke of Angoulˆme succeeds Louis XII as Francis I of Frane
  • 1515 Jews are expelled from Laibach Austria
  • 1583 1st day of the Gregorian calendar in Belgium
  • 1618 Bartolom‚ Esteban Murillo baptised
  • 1622 Papal Chancery adopts Jan 1 as beginning of the year (was Mar 25)
  • 1660 1st entry in Samuel Pepys' diary
  • 1673 Regular mail delivery begins between NY & Boston
  • 1739 J B C Bouvet de Lozier discovers Bouvet Island, near Antarctica
  • 1770 Date of action in the opera "Madeleine"
  • 1772 1st traveller's checks issued (London)
  • 1785 "Daily Universal Register" (Times of London) publishes 1st issue
  • 1788 London's Daily Universal Registar becomes the Times
  • 1788 Quakers in Pennsylvania emancipate their slaves
  • 1801 Giuseppe Piazzi discovers asteroid #1 Ceres
  • 1801 Ireland & Great Britain (England & Scotland) form United Kingdom
  • 1804 Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)
  • 1804 Jean Jacques Dessalines proclaims independence of Haiti
  • 1807 Cura‡ao is taken by English (until March, 1816)
  • 1808 African Benevolent Society (education) forms
  • 1808 Congress prohibits importation of slaves
  • 1809 Holland Brigade under brig gen Chass‚ defeats Madrid
  • 1831 William Lloyd Garrison publishes 1st issue of abolitionist journal
  • 1838 1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide
  • 1840 1st recorded bowling match in US, Knickerbocker Alleys, NYC
  • 1842 1st illustrated weekly magazine in US publishes 1st issue, NYC
  • 1846 Yucatan declares independence from M‚xico
  • 1848 Britain takes Mosquito Coast from Nicaragua
  • 1851 City of Glasgow steamer inaugurates Philadelphia-Liverpool line
  • 1852 1st US public bath opens, in NYC
  • 1852 National debt of Britain & Ireland is œ765,126,582
  • 1853 1st practical fire engine (horse-drawn) in US enters service
  • 1854 Lincoln University, a black college, chartered (Oxford, Penn)
  • 1861 Porfirio Diaz conquers Mexico
  • 1861 Pres Lincoln declares slavery in Confederate states unlawful
  • 1863 1st homestead under the Homestead Act claimed, near Beatrice, Nebr
  • 1863 Battle of Galveston, Texas-Confederates recapture the city
  • 1863 Battle of Helena, AK
  • 1863 Emancipation Proclamation issued by Lincoln
  • 1863 Naval Engagement at Galveston, TX - attack on blockade fleet
  • 1865 -Apr 26th) Carolinas' campaign
  • 1873 Origin of Japanese Era
  • 1874 New York City annexes the Bronx
  • 1877 England's Queen Victoria proclaimed empress of India
  • 1879 Brahms' violin concerto in D major premiers
  • 1881 Dr John H Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes
  • 1886 1st Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, Calif
  • 1892 Brooklyn merges with NY to form present City of NY
  • 1892 Ellis Island becomes reception center for new immigrants
  • 1893 1st US college extension courses for credit, Univ of Chicago
  • 1893 Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar
  • 1894 Denmark adopts Mid-European time
  • 1894 Manchester Ship Canal in England opens to traffic
  • 1895 Norway adopts Mid-European time
  • 1896 Wilhelm R”ntgen announces his discovery of x-rays
  • 1897 1st football game between black colleges-Atlanta U 10, Tuskegee 0
  • 1898 Lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of SF Bay
  • 1899 Cuba liberated from Spain by US (Natl Day) (US occupies till 1902)
  • 1900 1st date in John dos Passos' USA trilogy (The 42nd Parallel)
  • 1900 British protectorates of Northern & Southern Nigeria established
  • 1900 Compulsory education in Netherlands goes into effect
  • 1901 Australia declares independence from federation of UK colonies
  • 1902 1st Rose Bowl game (Pasadena, California) (U of Mich-49, Sanford-0)
  • 1902 Nathan Stubblefield makes 1st public demonstration of radio, Penn
  • 1907 Pres Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day
  • 1908 1st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square
  • 1911 Belgian Mining law ends 9«-hour work day
  • 1911 South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government
  • 1912 1st running of SF's famed "Bay to Breakers" race (7.63 miles/12.3 km)
  • 1912 Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic
  • 1913 Post office begins parcel post deliveries
  • 1914 1st scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)
  • 1914 Klaas ter Laan becomes Neth's 1st socialist mayor (Zaandam)
  • 1914 Northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
  • 1916 1st issue of "Journal of Negro History" published
  • 1918 Last day of the Julian calendar in Finland
  • 1919 Belorussian SSR established
  • 1920 League of Nations forms
  • 1922 Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road
  • 1923 Union of Socialist Soviet Republics established
  • 1924 Grossdeutsche Volksgemeinschaft/V”lkische Block replaces NSDAP
  • 1925 Norway's capital Christiania changes name to Oslo
  • 1928 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
  • 1928 Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) begins broadcasting (Neth)
  • 1929 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1105 Fragaria
  • 1929 Roy Riegels runs 60 yds the wrong way with Rose Bowl fumble recovery
  • 1932 M Wolf discovers asteroid #1214 Richilde
  • 1934 Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison
  • 1934 Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (US bank guarantor) effective
  • 1934 International Telecommunication Union established
  • 1935 1st Sugar Bowl & 1st Orange Bowl
  • 1935 Associated Press inaugurates Wirephoto
  • 1935 Eastern Airlines hires Eddie Rickenbacker as GM
  • 1935 Pres Moestafa Kemal Pasja names himself "Atatrk: Father of Turkey"
  • 1936 1st newspaper to microfilm its current issues, NY Herald Tribune
  • 1937 Anastasio Somoza becomes president of Nicaragua
  • 1937 US Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio
  • 1941 Netherlands begins taxing wages
  • 1942 Rose Bowl played in NC due to Japanese threat-Oregon 20, Duke 16
  • 1944 1st feature-length foreign movie, African Journey, shown on TV, NYC
  • 1944 Army defeats Navy 10-7 in football "Arab Bowl," Oran, North Africa
  • 1945 France joins the UN
  • 1946 ENIAC, US 1st computer finished by Mauchly/Eckert
  • 1946 Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
  • 1946 National Assembly proclaims Hungary a republic
  • 1947 Benelux agress to work related issues
  • 1947 Britain nationalizes its coal industry
  • 1947 WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, DC (MET) begins broadcasting
  • 1948 1st newsreel in color filmed, Pasadena, Calif
  • 1948 Britain nationalizes its railways
  • 1948 General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade effective
  • 1948 Italy adopts constitution
  • 1948 Orissa province accedes to India
  • 1949 KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 Tokelau (Union) Islands declared part of New Zealand
  • 1950 Dutch Govt raises all wages 5%, minimally Ÿ 5 per week
  • 1950 Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China
  • 1951 Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines
  • 1953 WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1954 KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Rose & Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts
  • 1954 WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1954 Yugoslav parliament chairman/VP Milovan Djilas criticize communism
  • 1955 Bhutan issues its 1st postage stamps
  • 1955 WEAT (now WPEC) TV channel 12 in West Palm Beach, FL (CBS) begins
  • 1956 Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel for RCA in Nashville
  • 1956 KHAS TV channel 5 in Hastings, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 KOSA TV channel 7 in Odessa, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt & UK
  • 1956 WREC (now WREG) TV channel 3 in Memphis, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
  • 1957 International Geophysical Year begins; ends 6/30/1958 (18-mo year)
  • 1958 BOAC Britannia flies London to NY in a record 7h57m
  • 1958 European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation
  • 1958 Sammy Davis Jr marries Loray White
  • 1958 WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 Castro leads Cuba to victory as Fulgencio Batista flees to Dom Rep
  • 1959 Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community
  • 1960 Bank of France issues a franc, worth 20›
  • 1960 Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France
  • 1960 Montserrat adopts constitution
  • 1960 US census at 179,245,000
  • 1961 Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game
  • 1961 Largest check issued, Natl Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion
  • 1961 Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11
  • 1962 Beatles' Decca audition
  • 1962 Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
  • 1963 WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
  • 1964 Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland dissolved
  • 1964 KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 International Cooperation Year begins
  • 1966 Purple Mountain Observatory discovers asteroid #3335
  • 1967 FCC requires AM-FM sister stations to be at least 50% different
  • 1967 Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
  • 1967 KC Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
  • 1967 St Helena adopts constitution
  • 1967 Tonga revises constitution
  • 1967 WABW TV channel 14 in Pelham, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM)
  • 1968 Cesco & A Samuel discovers asteroid #1917 Cuyo
  • 1968 Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump C‘sar's Palace Fountain
  • 1970 Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1970 Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
  • 1971 Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
  • 1972 International Book Year begins
  • 1972 KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 Britain, Ireland & Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market
  • 1974 NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
  • 1974 World Population Year begins
  • 1975 Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell & Mardian convicted of Watergate crime
  • 1975 International Women's Year begins
  • 1975 Sweden adopts constitution
  • 1976 NBC replaces the peacock logo
  • 1977 1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
  • 1977 Czech intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77
  • 1978 Air India 747 explodes near Bombay killing 213
  • 1978 Pres Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909
  • 1979 International Year of the Child begins
  • 1979 Jura, 26th canton of Switzerland, established
  • 1979 US & China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations
  • 1980 Alabama beats Arkansas in Sugar Bowl for college football championshi
  • 1980 Chrysler UK renamed Talbot
  • 1980 International Decade of Water & Sanitation begins
  • 1980 Sweden changes order of succession to throne
  • 1981 E Bowell disc asteroids 2357 Phereclos, 2761 Eddington & 3197 Weissma
  • 1981 Georgia beats Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl for college football title
  • 1981 International Year for the Disabled begins
  • 1981 Palau (Trust Territory of Pacific Is) becomes self-governing
  • 1981 Roger Smith becomes CEO of General Motors
  • 1982 30 Something stars Ken Olin & Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
  • 1982 Clemson wins the Orange Bowl for college football championship
  • 1982 Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland
  • 1983 PGA inaugrates all-exempt tour
  • 1983 Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title
  • 1983 World Communications Year begins
  • 1984 AT&T's 22 owned Bell system companies divests into 8 companies
  • 1984 Brunei becomes independent of UK
  • 1984 NYC transit fare rises from 75› to 90›
  • 1985 Actress Judith Licht (Who's the Boss) gets married
  • 1985 International Youth Year begins
  • 1986 Aruba becomes independent part of Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • 1986 International Peace Year begins
  • 1986 NYC transit fare rises from 90› to $1.00
  • 1987 60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico
  • 1987 China's rudimentary civil code in effect
  • 1987 International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins
  • 1987 Year of the Reader begins
  • 1988 Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
  • 1989 Actress Kelly McGillis gets married
  • 1989 NYC transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15
  • 1989 Year of the Young Reader begins
  • 1990 David Dinkins sworn in as 1dst black mayor of NYC
  • 1991 5% sales tax on consumer goods & services goes into effect in USSR
  • 1991 Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian Pres Hosi Mubarak
  • 1992 Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
  • 1992 Europe breaks down trade barriers
  • 1992 International Space Year begins
  • 1992 NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
  • 1993 Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
  • 1993 Harry Connick Jr arrested at a NY airport for gun posession
  • 1996 Curacao gains self rule


Songs for date January 01


  • 01/01/55 --- Open Up Your Heart (Cowboy Church Sunday School)
  • 01/01/66 --- Must To Avoid, A (Herman's Hermits)
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