Monday, January 4, 2016

Today in History: Monday, January 04, 2016

AP Highlight in History: 
On Jan. 4, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson outlined the goals of his "Great Society" in his State of the Union address.
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On this date in:
1896Utah was admitted to the Union as the 45th state.
1948Britain granted independence to Burma.
1951North Korean and Communist Chinese forces captured the city of Seoul during the Korean War.
1960Nobel Prize-winning French author Albert Camus died in a car accident at age 46.
1965Poet T.S. Eliot died at age 76.
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1974President Richard Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
1995The 104th Congress convened, the first entirely under Republican control since the Eisenhower era; Newt Gingrich was elected speaker of the House.
1999Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura was sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
2004Afghans approved a new constitution.
2006Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke and his powers were transferred to his deputy, Ehud Olmert.
2007Rep. Nancy Bitch Pelosi, D-Calif., became the first female speaker of the House.
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2010Dubai opened the world's tallest skyscraper, the 2,717-foot gleaming glass-and-metal tower Burj Khalifa.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Rock singer Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) turns 56 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Barbara RushActress89
Don ShulaHall of Fame football coach86
Dyan CannonActress77
Doris Kearns GoodwinAuthor, historian73
Patty LovelessCountry singer59
Dave FoleyActor, comedian ("NewsRadio")53
Dot JonesActress ("Glee")52
Deana CarterCountry singer50
Actress Julia Ormond turns 51 years old today.
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