December 6th in History

Everglades National Park is dedicated! In other news, the US outlaws slavery, London becomes the first city to license taxicabs, and Hells Angels handle security at the Altamont Speedway. It's the birthday of Baby Face Nelson, Dave Brubeck, Richard Speck, and Ryan White; Jefferson Davis, Honus Wagner, and Roy Orbison died. Happy Microwave Oven Day!

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January 4th in History

The Burj Khalifa opens, Sputnik 1 crashes, and Jesse Ventura becomes governor of Minnesota! Archbishop Ussher, Sir Isaac Newton, and Louis Braille are born; Elizabeth Ann Seaton, Albert Camus, and T. S. Eliot die. Happy Hwinukan Mukee!

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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 6th in History

The Washington National Cathedral opens! Joan of Arc, Carl Sandburg, Tom Mix, Kahil Gibran, and John DeLorean are born; Teddy Roosevelt, Dizzy Gillespie, and Rudolf Nureyev die. Happy National Technology Day!

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