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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 1, the first day of 2013. There are 364 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed and issued the
Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states shall
be "forever free."
On this date:
In 1785, The Daily Universal Register - which later became the Times of London - published its first issue.
In 1890, the first Tournament of Roses was held in Pasadena, Calif.
In 1892, the Ellis Island Immigrant Station in New York formally opened.
In 1913, the U.S. Parcel Post system went into operation.
1942, 26 countries, including the United States, signed the Declaration
of the United Nations, pledging "not to make a separate armistice or
peace" with members of the Axis.
country singer Hank Williams Sr., 29, was discovered dead in the back
seat of his car during a stop in Oak Hill, W.Va., while he was being
driven to a concert date in Canton, Ohio.
In 1959, Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries overthrew Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista, who fled to the Dominican Republic.
In 1962, The Beatles (with Pete Best) auditioned for Decca Records, which opted to sign Brian Poole and the Tremeloes instead.
1983, the current version of the Internet came into being as the
Internet protocol suite, commonly known as TCP/IP, became the mandatory
In 1984, the breakup of AT&T
took place as the telecommunications giant was divested of its 22 Bell
System companies under terms of an antitrust agreement.
In 1993, Czechoslovakia peacefully split into two new countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect.
years ago: More than two dozen surgeons in West Virginia stopped
performing elective surgeries to protest the high cost of malpractice
insurance. (They returned to work two weeks later when they were
convinced that the governor and the legislature would address their
concerns.) Brazil's first elected leftist president, Luiz Inacio Lula da
Silva (loo-EEZ' ee-NAH'-see-oh LOO'-luh duh SEEL'-vuh), took office.
Oklahoma romped past Washington State 34-14 in the Rose Bowl; Georgia
defeated Florida State 26-13 in the Sugar Bowl; Notre Dame saw its sixth
straight bowl loss, losing to North Carolina State 28-6 in the Gator
Five years ago: Revelers celebrated the
new year around the world; a ball dropped for the 100th year in New
York's Times Square. Violence claimed scores of lives in Kenya, Iraq and
Afghanistan. U.S. diplomat John Granville and his driver were shot to
death by Sudanese gunmen in Khartoum. New no-smoking rules went into
effect in France, prohibiting people from lighting up in cafes, bars and
restaurants. Cyprus and Malta adopted the euro. The Georgia Bulldogs
romped past Hawaii 41-10 at the Sugar Bowl, ending the Warriors' perfect
One year ago: A Mount Rainier
National Park ranger, Margaret Anderson, was shot and killed by the
driver of a car that blew through a checkpoint. (Searchers later found
the body of the man, 24-year-old Benjamin Colton Barnes, in a snowy
Birthdays: Former Sen. Ernest Hollings, D-S.C., is 91. Actor Ty Hardin
is 83. Documentary maker Frederick Wiseman is 83. Actor Frank Langella
is 75. Rock singer-musician Country Joe McDonald is 71. Writer-comedian
Don Novello is 70. Actor Rick Hurst is 67. Country singer Steve Ripley
(The Tractors) is 63. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., is 59. Rapper
Grandmaster Flash is 55. Actress Ren Woods is 55. Actress Dedee Pfeiffer
is 49. Actress Embeth Davidtz is 47. Country singer Brian Flynn
(Flynnville Train) is 47. Actor Morris Chestnut is 44. Actor Verne
Troyer is 44. Actress Eden Riegel is 32.
for Today: "If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to
find out who I am." - Cyril Cusack, Irish actor (1910-1993).
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