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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 sworn in as Alabama's governor, promising "segregation forever."

 

JANUARY 15

Anne Marie Greene was born.

Joan Prendergast was born.

Mary Butler was born.

Richard Magoolahan was born.

Robert Magoolahan was born.

 

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

 

JANUARY 16

Terry Schmitt Boyle was born.

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.

 

JANUARY 17

Katie Carey Green was born.

 

1706 - Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston.

1998 - President Clinton became the first sitting U.S. president to testify as a defendant in a criminal or civil suit.

 

JANUARY 18

1733 - The first polar bear was exhibited in America, in Boston. 

1993 - All 50 states joined in the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

 

JANUARY 19

Bob Mulholland was born.

 

1953 - Lucy Ricardo gave birth to baby Ricky on I Love Lucy. More people tuned in to watch the show than the inauguration of President Eisenhower.

2001 -  President Clinton admitted he made false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky.

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