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On This Day: January 01st

This is 1st day of the year and 364 days remain in the year.

in history
1863
Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
1908
The ball signifying the New Year was dropped for the first time at Times Square in New York City.
1914
The world's first airline, St. Petersburg Tampa Airboat Line, starts operation in St. Petersburg, Florida.
1959
Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries took over Cuba and toppled Fulgencio Batista's regime.
1975
John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman, and John Ehrlichman were convicted of obstruction of justice in the Watergate affair.
1993
Czechoslovakia peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
1994
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect.
2002
Euro coins and notes went into circulation in twelve European nations.
January 01 BirthdaysPaul Revere1735–1818, American patriot

Alfred Stieglitzphotographer
Betsy Rossseamstress
J. Edgar Hooverdirector of FBI
J. D. Salingerwriter
Anthony Waynegeneral
Lorenzo de' Medicimerchant prince
Huldreich ZwingliProtestant reformer
Pierre de Coubertinfather of the Modern Olympic Games



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