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January 4

Katie McFadden was born.

Jen Linehan was born.

Robert Donohoe was born.

 

1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson outlined his "Great Society" in his State of the Union address.

1999 - Former wrestler Jesse Ventura was sworn in as Minnesota's governor.

 

JANUARY 5

Mary Ellen Blum Olsen was born.

 

1914 - Henry Ford introduced the $5-a-day minimum wage.

1972 - President Nixon ordered the development of the space shuttle.

 

JANUARY 6

John Carrington was born.

 

1759 - George Washington married Martha Custis.

1994 - Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on leg by men including husband of rival skater, Tonya Harding.

 

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.

Monica Spaeth 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

Don Rossi was born.

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

Colin Feeney 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.

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