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JANUARY 10

Colin Feeney was born.

1863 - The first underground passenger railway, the Metropolitan, opened in

1984 - The U.S. and the Vatican reestablished diplomatic relations after a 117-year break.

 

JANUARY 11

Sylvan Klein was born.

1973 – Baseball’s American League adopted the “designated hitter” rule, which allowed another player to bat for the pitcher.

2002 - The first Al Qaeda  prisoners arrive at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

 

JANUARY 12

1773 - The first public museum in the U.S. was established in Charleston, S.C.

1915 - The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote.

 

JANUARY 13

Walker Hornung was born.

Scott Ruscillo was born.

 

1999 - Michael Jordan announced his second retirement from the NBA. He would "unretire" again in 2001.

2002 - After 17,162 performances, "The Fantasticks" ended its almost 42-year off-Broadway run.


JANUARY 14

1954  - Marilyn Monroe married baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.

1963  - George Wallace sworn in as Alabama's governor, promising "segregation forever."

 

JANUARY 15

Anne Marie Greene was born.

Joan Prendergast was born.

Mary Butler was born.

Richie Magoolaghan was born.

Bob Magoolahan was born.

 

1943 - The world's largest office building, the Pentagon, was completed.

1967 - The first Super Bowl was played: Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10.

 

JANUARY 16

Gen Berretta was born.

Kelly Caiazzo was born.

 

1920  - A year after it was ratified, the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages, went into effect.

2003  - Space shuttle Columbia blasted off on what would be its final mission. The craft broke up on its descent on Feb. 1, killing all on board.

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