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On This Day (by Bruce)
Events and birthdays around the world on this day
In 69 Galba, Roman emperor, killed by Praetorian guard in the Forum, Rome.
In 1535 Henry VIII declares himself head of English Church.
In 1582 Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland, loses access to the Baltic.
In 1622 Moliére, France, dramatist (Tartuffe, Les Misanthrope), baptized.
In 1842 The Blessed Mary MacKillop, born in Fitzroy, Melbourne Australia.
In 1892 Basketball rules first published.
In 1895 Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake premiers, St Petersburg.
In 1906 Aristotle Onassis, Greece, rich shipping magnate, born.
In 1908 Edward Teller, Budapest, Hungary, fathered H-bomb (Manhattan Project), born.
In 1913 Lloyd Bridges, actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Flying High), born.
In 1918 Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1971?), born.
In 1919 2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston, USA, drowning 21.
In 1919 Pianist and statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes 1st premier of Poland
In 1922 Irish Free State forms
In 1923 Lithuania seize and annex the country of Memel
In 1929 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Atlanta, dreamer (Nobel 1964), born.
In 1936 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
In 1943 World's largest office building, Pentagon, completed
In 1970 Israeli archaeologists reported uncovering the first evidence supporting the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by military forces of the ancient Roman Empire.1973 Pope Paul VI has an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican
In 1974 Happy Days premiers on ABC-TV in the US.
In 1975 Space Mountain opens (Disneyland).
In 1985 Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years.
In 1987 Ray Bolger actor/dancer (Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz), dies at 82.
In 1988 Sean MacBride Ireland, commander of Irish Republican Army, dies at 83.
In 1991 UN's deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait passes - (they don't).
In 1992 EC recognises Slovenian and Croatian independence.
Jan 13th, 2014