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JANUARY 7

Dennis Cook was born.

Patrick Clark was born.

Sarah McGonigle was born.

Augusta Marino was born.    

 

1927 - Transatlantic commercial telephone service began between New York and London.

1953 - Harry Truman announced that the U.S. had developed the hydrogen bomb.

 

JANUARY 8

Jill Brady was born.

 

1958 - Bobby Fischer won the United States Chess Championship for the first time at age 14.

1964 - President Lyndon Johnson announced his War on Poverty.

 

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 Dodger history.

 

JANUARY 10

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

Caitlin Boyle was born.

 

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.

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