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JANUARY 9

Paula Ann DiGioia was born.

 

1861 - Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union.

1952- Jackie Robinson became the highest paid player in Brooklyn Dodgers' history.

 

JANUARY 10

Marianne Henry was born.

 

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

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

Bernadette McCann was born.

 

1954 - Marilyn Monroe married baseball legend Joe DiMaggio. 1963 - George Wallace was 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 Magoolaghan was born.

 

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

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