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Thursday, January 4, 2007
Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Saturday, January 4, 2003
Clonaid announces the birth of another human baby clone to a pair of Dutch parents, both female. Clonaid also says there will be four other cloned babies delivered by February 2003.
Tom Daschle accuses President Bush and the Republicans of having caused the most dramatic fiscal deterioration in our nation's history.
Thursday, January 4, 2001
kills three policemen in New Delhi
with his car, an act for which he was later acquitted, resulting in a sharp drop in public confidence in the Indian legal system.
Gunmen open fire on Shia
Muslims worshiping in a mosque in Islamabad
, killing 16 and injuring 25.
Thursday, January 4, 1996
, the president of Egypt
, appoints a new government in response to accusations of corruption in the parliamentary elections in late 1995
The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously to condemn Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.
Thursday, January 4, 1990
Two trains collide in Sangi, Pakistan, killing between 200 and 300 people and injuring an estimated 700 others.
Wednesday, January 4, 1989
Gulf of Sidra incident (1989): Two Libyan MiG-23 Floggers are engaged and shot down by 2 US Navy F-14 Tomcats.
The president of Sicily, Piersanti Mattarella, is killed by the Mafia.
U.S. President Jimmy Carter proclaims a grain embargo against the USSR with the support of the European Commission.
Thursday, January 4, 1979
The State of Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to families of the dead and injured in the Kent State shootings.
Wednesday, January 4, 1978
A referendum in Chile supports the policies of Augusto Pinochet.
Thursday, January 4, 1973
The pilot episode of the longest-running TV comedy series in the world "Last of the Summer Wine
" is broadcast in the United Kingdom.
Wednesday, January 4, 1967
The Doors' self-titled debut album is released.
Spain and Romania sign in Paris an agreement establishing full consular and commercial relations (not diplomatic ones).
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his Great Society during his State of the Union Address.
Thursday, January 4, 1962
New York City introduces a subway train that operates without a crew on board.
Saturday, January 4, 1958
(launched on October 4, 1957) falls to Earth from its orbit and burns up.
– February 22 ndash Series of winter storms in Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, Utah, Colorado and Nevada ndash winds of up to 72 mph ndash tens of thousands of cattle and sheep perish.
RMS "Caronia" of the Cunard Line departs Southton for New York on her maiden voyage.
Burma gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
Saturday, January 4, 1941
The short subject "Elmer's Pet Rabbit" is released, marking the second appearance of Bugs Bunny, and also the first to have his name on a title card.
The short subject "Elmer's Pet Rabbit
" is released, marking the second appearance of Bugs Bunny
, and also the first to have his name on a title card.
Thursday, January 4, 1940
Saturday, January 4, 1936
England celebrates its first ever win over the All Blacks in Rugby Union, in particular the 2 famous tries by The Prince HH Alexander Obolensky
Thursday, January 4, 1912
Thursday, January 4, 1900
Saturday, January 4, 1896
Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
Thursday, January 4, 1894
An Act to Regulate Appointments in the Marine Hospital Service of the United States is signed by President Grover Cleveland
. It establishes a Commissioned Corps of officers as a predecessor to the current U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
The first successful appendectomy
is performed by Dr. William W. Grant on Mary Gartside.
Thursday, January 4, 1883
Thursday, January 4, 1810
The Netherlands, Britain France sign the Triple Alliance.
Saturday, January 4, 1698
Saturday, January 4, 1642
First English Civil War: Charles I attempts to arrest 6 leading members of the Long Parliament, but they escape.
Saturday, December 26, 1489 (Julianian calendar)
Anne of Brittany announces that all those who would ally with the king of France will be considered as guilty of the crime of lese-majesty.