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Calendar for January 15th, 2013

1550s

  • 1559: Elizabeth I of England was crowned in Westminster Abbey

  • 1620s

  • Born 1622: Molière (dramatist)

  • 1710s

  • Born 1716: Philip Livingston (patriot)

  • 1770s

  • 1777: Vermont declares its independence from Great Britain and the colony of New York as a republic originally called New Connecticut

  • 1790s

  • 1795: The University of N.C., the first state university in the US, opens

  • 1860s

  • 1861: E. G. Otis received a patent for an elevator safety brake

  • 1890s

  • Died 1896: Mathew Brady (photographer)

  • Born 1899: Goodman Ace (radio performer)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1909: Gene Krupa (drummer)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1913: Lloyd Bridges (actor)

  • 1919: Great Molasses Flood, Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1920s

  • Born 1929: Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights leader)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1933: Ernest J. Gaines (novelist)

  • 1936: Ford Foundation is incorporated to administer funds for scientific, educational and charitable purposes

  • 1936: First U.S. all-glass windowless structure completed, in Toledo, Ohio

  • 1939: First Pro Bowl game in NFL history is played in Los Angeles, California

  • 1940s

  • 1949: First nonstop trans-Canada flight completed

  • 1960s

  • 1967: The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I

  • Born 1968: Chad Lowe (actor)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Regina King (actress)

  • 1974: Happy Days made its television debut

  • 1980s

  • Born 1981: Howie Day (singer)

  • Died 1987: Ray Bolger (actor)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2005: Ruth Warrick (actress)

  • Died 2007: Percy Saltzman (first meteorologist to appear on Canadian television)


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