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Can you name the January 1 events, births and deaths through the ages?

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42 BC: The Roman Senate posthumously deifies this Consul. 
1772: This form of payment goes on sale for the first time. Don't leave home without it. 
1804: French rule ends in this country, making it the second independent nation in North America. 
1808: This nation bans the importation of slaves. 
1833: This nation claims sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. 
1890: This parade is held for the first time in Pasadena, CA. 
1892: This immigration processing center opens in New York. 
1902: This football game is the first college bowl game. 
1934: This US federal prison opens on an island in San Francisco Bay. 
1942: The declaration forming this international organization is signed in Washington, DC during the Arcadia Conference. 
1954: This US television network broadcasts the first color program. 
1958: This regional economic cooperation organization set out in the Treaty of Rome is established. 
1959: This Cuban dictator is overthrown. 
1960: This African nation achieves independence from France and the United Kingdom. 
1962: This island nation achieves independence from New Zealand. 
1971: Advertisements for these products are banned in the US. 
1979: Formal diplomatic relations are established between the US and this Asian nation. 
1982: This former Peruvian Prime Minister becomes Secretary General of the United Nations. 
1984: This Asian nation achieves independence from the United Kingdom. 
1990: This politician is sworn in as New York City's first African-American mayor. 
1994: This free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico and the US comes into effect. 
1995: This organization that regulates international trade is established. 
1997: This Ghanian diplomat becomes Secretary-General of the United Nations. 
1999: This multi-country currency is introduced. 
1431: Pope who became infamous for his numerous mistresses and children. 
1449: Art patron, statesman and ruler of the Florentine Republic. 
1735: American patriot who took a famous ride. 
1745: 'Mad' US Revolutionary War general. 
1752: Seamstress credited with designing the American Flag. 
1883: 'Wild' US general and Medal of Honor winner who led US intelligence operations in World War II. 
1887: Director of German intelligence during WWII, who was executed for plotting against Hitler. 
1895: First director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations. 
1909: Hollywood actor best known for his roles as Detective Mark McPherson in 'Laura' and Fred Derry in 'The Best Years of Our Lives'. 
1911: Hall of Fame first baseman for the Detroit Tigers. 
1912: British double agent and member of the Cambridge Five spy ring who defected to the USSR in 1953. 
1919: World Welterweight Boxing champ whose life was the basis for the movie 'Somebody Up There Likes Me'. 
1924: Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and partner to financier Warren Buffett. 
1938: Actor who received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Richard Nixon in 'Frost/Nixon'. 
1944: Professional wrestling manager known as 'The Mouth of the South'. 
1716: Playwright who authored 'The Country Wife'. 
1953: Country Music Hall of Fame member who wrote 'Your Cheatin' Heart' and 'Hey, Good Lookin''. 
1992: Female Rear Admiral who developed the COBOL programming language and popularized the term 'debugging'. 
1994: Character actor best known for playing the Joker on the Batman TV series in the late 1960s. 
1994: Actor who starred in 'My Favorite Martian' and played Mr. Hand in 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'. 
2005: Presidential Medal of Freedom winner and first African-American woman to be elected to Congress. 
2009: US Senator from Rhode Island best known for creating namesake federal grants for college. 
2015: 52nd Governor of New York who was considered to be the front-runner for the Democrat nomination for President in 1988 and 1992 but did not run. 

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