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David Kittell Jan 17
1961: President Eisenhower delivers televised farewell address to the nation 3 days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military–industrial complex" as well as the dangers of massive spending, especially deficit spending.
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David Kittell Jan 18
532: Nika riots in Constantinople fail.
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Joe DeFilippo Jan 18
Jan. 18 (1958) Remembering the day the Lumbee Indians ousted the KKK from Maxton, NC in what has been called the Battle of Hayes Pond. This musical tribute, “The Ballad of Maxton” celebrates the Lumbee victory.
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David Kittell Jan 16
1120: The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
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JFKonThisDay Jan 18
January 18, 1963, 7:30 - 9:00 pm Second annual Inaugural Salute Dinner, National Guard Armory, Washington, DC. 📷:
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David Kittell Jan 16
2003: The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
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Tara Ross 20h
(2000) Hedy Lamarr passes away. She was a well-known actress—but also a scientist who made huge contributions in tech revolution. You rely upon her work every day when you use yr cell phone. She’s been called “Mother of Wi-Fi”
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David Kittell Jan 17
1929: Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip.
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David Kittell Jan 17
1998: Lewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton–Monica Lewinsky affair on his Drudge Report website.
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David Kittell Jan 17
1377: Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.
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Fortress Bay Area Jan 18
January 18, 1911: Eugene Ely in his Curtiss airplane landed atop armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania floating in San Francisco Bay. A wood plank platform was fastened with sand bags. It was the first ever case of a plane landing on a ship.
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David Kittell Jan 15
1965: The Who release their first UK single I Can't Explain.
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David Kittell Jan 16
1786: Virginia enacts the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson.
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David Kittell Jan 18
1562: Pope Pius IV reopens the Council of Trent for its third and final session.
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Sarah Sundin 19h
Today in History—Jan. 19, 1944: British X Corps makes 14 failed attempts to cross the upper Garigliano River in Italy, thus failing to protect left US Fifth Army flank for Rapido crossings the next day.
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Digital Vasari 12h
in 1983 Introduces the Lisa. Initially claimed LISA stood for Local Integrated System Architecture, though later admitted it was named for his daughter, Lisa Nicole Brennan. It was discontinued later in 1986, bringing an end to the Lisa story.
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JFKonThisDay 15h
January 19, 1963, 12:56 - 2:35 am Attends the party at the home of Vice President and Mrs. Johnson, which followed the Inaugural Salute program at the Armory.
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JFKonThisDay 18h
January 19, 1962, 1:05 - 3:10 pm Meeting with United Nations Secretary General U Thant and Adlai Stevenson, New York City. 📷:
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Sarah Sundin 19h
Today in History—Jan. 19, 1944: US government returns railways to control of owners after wage dispute is settled.
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Jerry Mitchell 22h
60 yrs ago today, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that shutting down public schools was unconstitutional. Not to be outdone, Virginia lawmakers made the operation of public schools optional.
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