November 18th in History

William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head! Plus, the first Disney cartoon is released and the Peoples Temple drinks the Kool-Aid. Pollster George Gallup and astronaut Alan Shepard are born; writer Marcel Proust and Minnie the Moocher singer Cab Calloway die. Happy Latvian and Moroccan Independence Day!

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January 1st in History

Happy New Year! In other news, the Emancipation Proclamation takes effect, Alcatraz becomes a prison, and the Euro goes into effect!

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January 5th in History

The Golden Gate Bridge! In other news, Alfred Dreyfus is convicted of treason, Ford institutes a "living wage" policy, Mr. Green Jeans and Superman are born, Silent Cal and Sonny Bono die.

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January 7th in History

Galileo discovers the moons of Jupiter! In other news, US forces retreat to Bataan, Prince Akihito becomes Emperor, and everyone says Je suis Charlie! Happy birthday to Charles Addams and Millard Fillmore, RIP Catherine of Aragon and Nikola Tesla.

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