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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Today in history January 11, 2006......................................

1940 - Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., became the United States Army's first black general. 1964 - US Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report saying smoking may be hazardous to one's health. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

On this day in history January 10, 2006....................................

1776 - Thomas Paine published "Common Sense," a scathing attack on King George III's reign over the colonies and a call for complete independence. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 9, 2006

On this day inhistory, January 8, 2006....................................

1913 - Richard Milhous Nixon, first American president to resign from office (following his involvement in the Watergate scandal). Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 8, 2006

On this day in history -- January 8, 2006..................................

1935 - Elvis Aaron Presley, U.S. rock-and-roll singer, actor, legend is born. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 7, 2006

On This Day: Saturday January 7, 2006 1789 - The first U.S. presidential election was held. Americans voted for electors who, a month later, chose George Washington to be the nation's first President. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 6, 2006

On This Day: Friday January 6, 2006 In 1951, the Hallmark Hall of Fame premiered at different times on ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS as a top-quality dramatic anthology series. Originally titled "Hallmark Television Playhouse," the program was sponsored by Hallmark Cards and hosted by Sarah Churchill until... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 5, 2006

On this day January 5, 2005.......................................

1970 - The soap opera "All My Children" debuted on television. 1972 - President Richard Nixon ordered development of the space shuttle. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

On this day in History January 4, 2006.....................................

1936 - The first pop-music chart was compiled, based on record sales published in New York, in "Billboard" magazine. On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published the first list of bestselling pop records, called "Chart Line," covering the week ending December 30, 1935. On the list were... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

On this day in history, January 3, 2005

1959 - President Dwight Eisenhower signed a proclamation admitting Alaska to the Union as the 49th state. Alaska is a land of superlatives. It is, first and foremost, the biggest state in the Union. At 570,000 square miles (365 million acres) it has the equivalent of one-fifth of the landmass of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 2, 2006

On this day in history, January 2, 2006

1492 - The last Arab/Moors stronghold in Spain, the kingdom of Granada, surrendered to Spanish forces loyal to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella http://www.reference.com/thisday/. Sign in to see full entry.

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