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Historical Events Happened In January - 02

Thursday, 17 April 2014

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

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  On this day in history first electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis MO  

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

1937  On this day in history ross Alexander, actor (Capt Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29  

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  On this day in history bradman scores 107 SA v Victoria, his 4th consecutive century  

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

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

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

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  On this day in history radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion  

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

1946  On this day in history joe Darling, cricketer (Aussie captain 21 Tests, won 7 lost 4), dies  

1947  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 on this day in history.  

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

1947  Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali on this day in history.  

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  Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey)  

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

1699  Osman III, sultan (Turkey) was born on this day in history.  

1713  Marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803) was born on this day in history.  

1719  On this day in history birth of jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder (d. 1797)  

1727  On this day in history birth of james Wolfe, commanded British Army (captured Quebec)  

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

1732  On this day in history birth of franz Xaver Brixi, composer  

Famous Deaths In January - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0017  Publius Ovidius Naso, Roman poet, dies on this day in history.  

1512  On this day in history death of svante, Regent of Sweden (b. 1460)  

1514  On this day in history death of william Smyth, English bishop and statesman (bc. 1460)  

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  Domenico Zipoli, composer, dies at 37 on this day in history.  

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