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Historical Events Happened In January - 02

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1935  Bruno Hauptmann stands trial in New Jersey on charges of kidnapping and murdering the Lindbergh baby. Hauptmann is later found guilty and executed on this day in history.  

1935  Bruno R Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby on this day in history.  

1936  On this day in history bradman scores 357 for South Africa vs Victoria, 424 minutes, 40 fours  

1936  First electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis MO on this day in history.  

1936  1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo on this day in history.  

1937  Ross Alexander, actor (Capt Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29 on this day in history.  

1938  Book publisher Simon and Schuster founded on this day in history.  

1939  On this day in history bradman scores 107 South Africa vs Victoria, his 4th consecutive century  

1939  Bradman scores 107 SA v Victoria, his 4th consecutive century on this day in history.  

1941  World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales on this day in history.  

1941  Mischa Levitzki, composer, dies at 42 on this day in history.  

1942  28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace on this day in history.  

1942  On this day in history german troops in Bardia surrender  

1942  On this day in history the Philippine capital city of Manila falls to Japanese invaders during WWII.  

1943  On this day in history canadian government brings in newsprint rationing.  

1944  First use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol) on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history 1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)  

1945  Allied air raid on Neurenberg on this day in history.  

1945  Radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion on this day in history.  

1945  Betram Home Ramsay, Engl adm/Cmdr Naval Forces (Normandy), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1946  Joe Darling, cricketer (Aussie captain 21 Tests, won 7 lost 4), dies on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history a new specification for aircraft color was issued providing for the use of glossy sea blue on all shipboard and water based aircraft and all helicopters  

1947  On this day in history mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengal  

1947  On this day in history mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali  

1948  WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history kDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting  

1950  Emil Jannings, actor (The Way of All Flesh), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1951  On this day in history trade Minister C.D. Howe announces construction of a $30 million-dollar atomic reactor facility at Chalk River, Ontario.  

1951  On this day in history philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in NYC  

1952  "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances on this day in history.  

1953  NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak on this day in history.  

1954  Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in New York City NY on this day in history.  

1954  On this day in history herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in NYC  

1955  First "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS) on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1642  Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey) was born on this day in history.  

1647  On this day in history birth of nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va (1676)  

1699  On this day in history birth of osman III, sultan (Turkey)  

1713  On this day in history birth of marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803)  

1719  Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder (d. 1797) was born on this day in history.  

1727  James Wolfe, commanded British Army (captured Quebec) was born on this day in history.  

1728  On this day in history birth of louis Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian count/diplomat in Belgium  

1732  Franz Xaver Brixi, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0017  On this day in history publius Ovidius Naso, Roman poet, dies  

1512  Death of Svante, Regent of Sweden (b. 1460) on this day in history.  

1514  Death of William Smyth, English bishop and statesman (bc. 1460) on this day in history.  

1557  Death of Pontormo, Italian painter (b. 1494) on this day in history.  

1685  Death of Harbottle Grimston, English politician (b. 1603) on this day in history.  

1694  Death of Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician (b. 1651) on this day in history.  

1726  On this day in history domenico Zipoli, composer, dies at 37  

1740  Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.