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First shots fired in lead-up to American Civil War Three months before the official start of the American Civil War, cannon fire does minor damage to the Star of the West, a Union merchant ship sailing towards Ft. Sumter, South Carolina, to deliver supplies.On this day 9 January 1861
First shots fired in lead-up to American Civil War Three months before the official start of the American Civil War, cannon fire does minor damage to the Star of the West, a Union merchant ship sailing towards Ft. Sumter, South Carolina, to deliver supplies.On this day 9 January 1861
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Russian cosmonaut blasts off for a long, long flight Valeri Polyakov takes off aboard the Soyuz TM-18 en route to the Mir space station. He\
Russian cosmonaut blasts off for a long, long flight Valeri Polyakov takes off aboard the Soyuz TM-18 en route to the Mir space station. He'll conduct experiments on Mir for 437 days, the longest any human has ever been in space. Researchers will examine Polyakov during and after the mission to ascertain the mental and physical strains of extended space travel.On this day 8 January 1994
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Elvis gets his first guitar Gladys Presley brings her 11-year-old son Elvis to the Tupelo Hardware Store, in their hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, buying him a .95 guitar as a birthday present. Less than a decade later he will set the rock \
Elvis gets his first guitar Gladys Presley brings her 11-year-old son Elvis to the Tupelo Hardware Store, in their hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, buying him a .95 guitar as a birthday present. Less than a decade later he will set the rock 'n roll scene on fire.On this day 8 January 1941
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Hearst retaliates against 'Citizen Kane' Newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst bans ads for Orson Welles' new movie 'Citizen Kane,' convinced it's a malicious portrait of his life. The film will later be hailed as possibly the greatest ever made.On this day 8 January 1941
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Crazy Horse\
Crazy Horse's last stand A victor at Little Big Horn just six months earlier, Crazy Horse finds himself under attack by US forces. After exhausting all ammunition, the Oglala Lakota leader and his followers retreat, and by May, he and his surviving band will surrender.On this day 8 January 1877
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Truman announces the H-bomb In his final State of the Union address, President Harry Truman reveals that the US has created the hydrogen bomb, a thermonuclear weapon vastly more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan.On this day  7 January 1953
Truman announces the H-bomb In his final State of the Union address, President Harry Truman reveals that the US has created the hydrogen bomb, a thermonuclear weapon vastly more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan.On this day 7 January 1953
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The Battle of Bataan begins Exactly one month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces invade Luzon, Philippines, and will later force captured American and Filipino soldiers on the infamous Bataan Death March.On this day 7 January 1942
The Battle of Bataan begins Exactly one month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces invade Luzon, Philippines, and will later force captured American and Filipino soldiers on the infamous Bataan Death March.On this day 7 January 1942
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First crossing of English Channel by air Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries fly their balloon for 2.5 hours from Dover, England to Calais, France. Silk-covered \"air oars\" and trousers are tossed overboard to lighten the load.On this day 7 January 1785
First crossing of English Channel by air Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries fly their balloon for 2.5 hours from Dover, England to Calais, France. Silk-covered "air oars" and trousers are tossed overboard to lighten the load.On this day 7 January 1785
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Cambodia\
Cambodia's Pol Pot overthrown The Khmer Rouge and its leader, Pol Pot, are ousted from power as Vietnamese forces take over Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, ending four years of brutal dictatorship.On this day 7January 1979
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Bruce Springsteen releases first album Heralded by critics but slow to sell, \
Bruce Springsteen releases first album Heralded by critics but slow to sell, 'Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.' is Springsteen's debut album. Its folk-rock smolder is the first spark in a career that will catch fire two years later.On this day 5 January 1973
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Nawab Mansur Ali Khan of Pataudi is born Nawab Mansur Ali Khan of Pataudi is born in a royal family in Bhopal. After an Oxford education, he will come to be known as ‘Tiger Pataudi’ on the cricket field, while he will captain the Indian cricket team. On this day 5 January 1941
Nawab Mansur Ali Khan of Pataudi is born Nawab Mansur Ali Khan of Pataudi is born in a royal family in Bhopal. After an Oxford education, he will come to be known as ‘Tiger Pataudi’ on the cricket field, while he will captain the Indian cricket team. On this day 5 January 1941
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Golden Gate Bridge building begins Construction officially starts on the iconic San Francisco Bay span when 3.25 million cubic feet of soil is excavated to make way for the bridge\
Golden Gate Bridge building begins Construction officially starts on the iconic San Francisco Bay span when 3.25 million cubic feet of soil is excavated to make way for the bridge's anchorages. The bridge will open to traffic four years later, in May 1937.On this day 5 January 1933
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Discovery of X-rays reported German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen\
Discovery of X-rays reported German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of a new form of radiation, later dubbed by Röntgen as 'X' for unknown, is published in an Austrian newspaper. One of his first experiments is a film of his wife Bertha's hand with a ring on her finger, seen here.On this day 5 January 1896
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First woman inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Aretha Franklin is chosen to be among the honorees at the second annual ceremony, becoming the first woman admitted to rock music\
First woman inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Aretha Franklin is chosen to be among the honorees at the second annual ceremony, becoming the first woman admitted to rock music's hall of fame.On this day 3 January 1987
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First electric watch debuts The world\
First electric watch debuts The world's first battery-powered wristwatch is introduced by Pennsylvania's Hamilton Watch Company, advancing time-keeping technology from mechanical and automatic to electronic movements.On this day 3 January 1957
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Martin Luther excommunicated Pope Leo X excommunicates professor Martin Luther from the Catholic Church after Luther refuses to recant his views on Church corruption. Luther\
Martin Luther excommunicated Pope Leo X excommunicates professor Martin Luther from the Catholic Church after Luther refuses to recant his views on Church corruption. Luther's views will eventually inspire the Protestant Reformation.On this day 3 January 1521
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.4 million dollar sports car found in garage After sitting idle for 50 years, a rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S coupe, one of only 17 ever made, is found in good condition in a British garage. It will sell for millions just one month later.On this day 2 January 2009
.4 million dollar sports car found in garage After sitting idle for 50 years, a rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S coupe, one of only 17 ever made, is found in good condition in a British garage. It will sell for millions just one month later.On this day 2 January 2009
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National speed limit becomes US law President Nixon signs an act that sets a highway speed limit of 55 mph throughout the US. Perhaps inspired more by the OPEC oil embargo than safety concerns, the law is eventually repealed in 1995 On this day 2 January 1974
National speed limit becomes US law President Nixon signs an act that sets a highway speed limit of 55 mph throughout the US. Perhaps inspired more by the OPEC oil embargo than safety concerns, the law is eventually repealed in 1995 On this day 2 January 1974
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Cricket legend Raman Lamba is born Raman Lamba is born in Meerut. He will become a leading Indian cricketer, known for his fitness. He will set records at the Ranji Trophy level and the international level as well. He will also become extremely in Bangladesh\
Cricket legend Raman Lamba is born Raman Lamba is born in Meerut. He will become a leading Indian cricketer, known for his fitness. He will set records at the Ranji Trophy level and the international level as well. He will also become extremely in Bangladesh's Dhaka Premier League.On this day 2 January 1960
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Vulcan
Vulcan 'discovered'Raman Lamba is bornUS speed limit lawTreasure in garage The planet Vulcan is "discovered" To explain Mercury's seemingly inexplicable orbit, French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier hypothesizes that a planet must be located between Mercury and the Sun. He names this hypothetical planet after the Roman god of fire.On this day 2 January 1860
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