Entertainment royalty born on January 8th includes “King of Rock and Roll” Elvis Presley (1935) and the “Thin White Duke,” David Bowie (1947). 73 more words
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Two months after being elected president, Franklin Pierce was traveling with his wife and 11-year-old son when their train derailed in Massachusetts on January 6th, 1853. 223 more words
January 4th is the birthday of Sir Isaac Newton (1643), known for his theories about gravity.
The first man-made satellite to orbit the Earth yielded to gravity and fell out of orbit on January 4th, 1958. 45 more words
On January 3rd of 1496, Leonardo da Vinci tested a flying machine that he designed.
Flying machines didn’t succeed until the 20th century, when we finally got other pioneering inventions like the electric watch. 50 more words
At the start of what turned out to be his last year in the White House, President Richard Nixon signed a national speed limit bill on January 2nd, 1974. 94 more words
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On New Year’s Day of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves that were living in Confederate states. 100 more words
Journal of Contemporary Asia
Issue 1 of Volume 47 (2017) has gone to print and is available electronically some three months ahead of the cover date. It is at the publisher’s site… 208 more words
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