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This Day in History: January
The last of these games takes place in Rome
Portuguese navigators discover Guanabara Bay, the site that would become this large South American city
Birth of the American patriot who would one day make a famous midnight ride
The England newspaper known as the Daily Universal Register officially changes its name to this
This Caribbean nation gains independence from France
The White House reopens after the British burned it down during this war
This man publishes the first issue of his abolitionist newspaper 'The Liberator'
The first recorded US match of this game is played at Knickerbocker Alleys in New York City
This state is the first to abolish capital punishment
Abraham Lincoln issues this historic document outlawing slavery
French construction on this massive project begins, but is later abandoned only to be resumed by the United States 24 years later
This location becomes the center for US immigration, where over 12 million people would pass through in 62 years of operation
The first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is born
Spanish rule ends in Cuba as a result of this war
A world record is set when this president shakes hands with 8,513 people
New York City starts a New Year's tradition with the dropping of the ball at this location
Author of 'The Catcher in the Rye' is born
The first air-conditioned high-rise office building opens in this Texas city
This former San Francisco military fortress becomes a federal prison
The Rose Bowl game between Oregon State and Duke is played in this East Coast state due to fears of Japanese attack
Japanese Emperor Hirohito publicly declares that he is not this
This African nation achieves independence from the UK and Egypt
This musician plays the first of many free concerts behind bars, this time at San Quentin
This daredevil is seriously injured when he fails in his attempt to jump the fountain at Caesar's Palace
At 11:59 pm, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson broadcasts the last TV commercial for this product before a ban goes into effect
John Mitchell, John Ehrlichman and H. R. Haldeman are convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury in the fallout of this scandal
Jacqueline Means is the first woman to be officially ordained by this church
Wedding bells ring when Bill Gates marries this Dallas woman
Cartoonist Gary Larson brings this comic strip to a close after 15 years of publication
The world's computer system does NOT come crashing down due to this event, despite all the sensationalism
This currency becomes official in twelve countries
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