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January 18th This Day in History

Today in history: Barry Manilow hits number 1. Marion Barry arrested. Negotiations begin to end World War 1. Hawaiian Islands discovered. First African American hockey player.

Duration: 00:04:11

January 17th This Day in History

Today in History: The Monkees get the green light. Paula Jones accuses Bill Clinton. Brinks robbery in Boston. Corvette debuts. PGA founded.

Duration: 00:04:51

January 16th This Day in History

Today in History: The Persian Gulf War begins. Benny Goodman brings Jazz to Carnegie Hall. Jimmy The Greek fired.

Duration: 00:05:16

January 15th This Day in History

Today in history: Martin Luther King Jr. born. American Pie hits number 1. Hill Street Blues debuts. Packers defeat Chiefs in Super Bowl 1. Plane lands in Hudson river. New Connecticut claims independence. Donkey first appears to represent Democratic Party.

Duration: 00:06:46

January 14th This Day In History

Today in history: Diana Ross and The Supremes play their final show. The Dolphins complete their undefeated season. Joe Dimaggio and Marilyn Monroe marry. The Revolutionary War ends. Louis Carol dies.

Duration: 00:04:45

January 13 This Day In History

Today in History: 2 Stars and two stripes added to the flag. Puerto Ricans granted US citizenship. Boieng crash.

Duration: 00:04:39

January 12th This Day in History

Today in history: All in the Family Debuts. Motown Records founded. Namath leads the Jets over the Colts. First public museum organized. Amos and Andy debuts as Sam and Henry. U.S. and Mexico sign Treaty of Limits. Hattie Caraway elected to Senate. Henry Ford sets landspeed record.

Duration: 00:07:03

January 11th This Day in History

Today in History: Roosevelt declares the Grand Canyon a National Monument. Charlie Chaplin's estate seized. Amelia Earhart begins trip across Pacific. The Hudson goes on display. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences proposed.

Duration: 00:05:28

January 10th This Day in History

Today in History: Dwight Clark makes 'The Catch.' 'Convoy' by C.W. MCcall is released. 'Common Sense' published. Florida secedes from the union. The beginning of the London Underground. The start of the U.S. oil industry. AOL and Time Warner merge.

Duration: 00:06:40

January 9th This Day in History

Today in History: Steve Jobs introduces the first iPhone. Lakers 33 game win streak ends. Christopher Columbus spots three 'mermaids.'

Duration: 00:05:21

January 8th This Day in HIstory

Today in history: 'Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay' is released. Music City Miracle takes place. George Washington delivers State of the Union. Crazy Horse and his warriors are defeated.

Duration: 00:05:11

January 7th This Day in History

Today in history: George Washington elected president. Bill Clinton impeachment trial begins. The Harlem Globetrotters play their first game. CDQ becomes a maritime distress call. Commercial transatlantic telephone service begins. The stamp increases in price.

Duration: 00:03:47

January 6th This Day in History

Today in history: Nancy Kerrigan attacked. Boston Garden damaged by Led Zeppelin fans. King Henry the 8th marries. George Washington marries Martha. New Mexico becomes the 47th state. Year round day light savings time begins on trial basis.

Duration: 00:03:51

January 5th This Day in History

Today in History: The Yankees announce the purchase of Babe Ruth. Hip Hop is born. Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge begins. Edward The Confessor dies. The National Association of Adubon Societies is incorporated.

Duration: 00:06:07

January 3rd This Day in History

Today in history: The Doors release their self titled album. Bobby Vinton tops the charts. Richard Nixon refuses to hand over recordings. Utah is admitted as the 45th state. Puerto Ricans ruled not aliens. Europe untited with common currency.

Duration: 00:04:17

January 3rd This Day in History

Today in History: The Buffalo Bills defeat the Houston Oilers in 'The Comeback.' Noriega surrenders to U.S. Jack Ruby dies. The Battle of Princeton New Jersey. Ground breaking for Brooklyn Bridge. March of Dimes polio campaign started. Alaska becomes the 49th state. American Embassy closes in Savannah.

Duration: 00:04:53

January 2nd This Day in History

Today in history: Nixon signs Emergency Highway Conservation Act. The Weaver banned by NBC. Georgia becomes 4th state to ratify constitution. First classes at Georgetown University. Religious services broadcast on radio for first time. 66 soccer fans die in stampede.

Duration: 00:04:44

January 1st This Day in History

Today in history: Hank Williams Sr. found dead. Frankenstein published. Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation. The Unites States Parcel Post system goes into operation. Der Fuehrer's Face starring Donald Duck airs. AT&T breaks up. Pot shops open in Colorado. The first ball drop occurs in Times Square.

Duration: 00:04:08

December 31st This Day in History

Today in history: Roberto Clemente dies in a plane crash. Ricky Nelson killed in plane crash. Thomas Edison demonstartes incandescent light. First New Year's celebration in Times Square.

Duration: 00:04:29

December 30th This Day in History

Today in history: Led Zeppelin captured live for the first time. Woody Hayes fired from Ohio State. Bobbysoxers riot for Sinatra. The USSR is established. The United Auto Workers Union holds first sit down strike. Iriqouis Theater catches fire.

Duration: 00:05:57

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