Monday, January 25, 2016

Today in History: Monday, January 25, 2016

AP Highlight in History: 
On Jan. 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy held the first presidential news conference carried live on radio and TV.
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On this date in:
1533England's King Henry VIII secretly married Anne Boleyn, his second wife.
1759Scottish poet Robert Burns was born in Alloway.
1787Shays' Rebellion suffered a setback when debt-ridden farmers led by Capt. Daniel Shays failed to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass.
1890The United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus, Ohio.
1915The inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, inaugurated transcontinental telephone service in the United States.
1959American Airlines opened the jet age in the United States with the first scheduled transcontinental flight of a Boeing 707.
1971Charles Manson and three female followers were convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate.
1988Vice President George Bush and Dan Rather clashed on "The CBS Evening News" as the anchorman attempted to question the Republican presidential candidate about his role in the Iran-Contra affair.
1993A gunman shot and killed two CIA employees outside agency headquarters in Virginia. (A Pakistani national was later convicted and was executed in 2002.)
2006The Islamic militant group Hamas won a large majority of seats in Palestinian parliamentary elections.
2011Egypt's revolution began as thousands of anti-government protesters clashed with police during a Tunisia-inspired demonstration to demand the end of President Hosni Mubarak's rule.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
R&B singer Alicia Keys turns 35 years old today.
AP Photo/Charles Sykes
Dean JonesActor85
Dinah ManoffActress ("Empty Nest," "Soap")58
Mia KirshnerActress41
Christine LakinActress37
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