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1968  Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1969  Jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia on this day in history.  

1969  Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space on this day in history.  

1969  The Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit on this day in history.  

1969  Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20 on this day in history.  

1970  On this day in history colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya  

1970  On this day in history curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause  

1970  Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68  

1972  David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1973  NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza" on this day in history.  

1973  USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65  

1974  On this day in history "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published  

1974  On this day in history l A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR  

1976  On this day in history "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV  

1978  5th American Music Award Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty on this day in history.  

1978  Soyuz 27 returns to Earth on this day in history.  

1979  Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history the ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country  

1979  Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1980  Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession on this day in history.  

1980  Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94 on this day in history.  

1981  Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg on this day in history.  

1981  John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK on this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth  

1981  On this day in history protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband  

1981  On this day in history bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73  

1984  On this day in history 11th American Music Award Michael Jackson  

1984  On this day in history extortionist sends letter to Queensland Primary Industries Department threatening to release foot and mouth virus unless state jails are reformed.  

1984  On this day in history paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis  

1984  On this day in history president Reagan called for peaceful competition with Moscow. He authorized research and development on space-age weapons capable of destroying incoming nuclear missiles, the program known as Star Wars.  

1985  On this day in history "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds  

1986  On this day in history libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Libya would train, arm and protect Arab guerrillas for Palestinian suicide and terrorist missions, his first explicit endorsement of terrorism.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1245  On this day in history birth of edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)  

1409  On this day in history birth of rené I of Naples (d. 1480)  

1477  On this day in history birth of johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)  

1501  Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559) was born on this day in history.  

1587  Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter was born on this day in history.  

1616  François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669) was born on this day in history.  

1626  Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699) was born on this day in history.  

1634  Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0308  Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on this day in history.  

0429  Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on this day in history.  

0960  On this day in history death of polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  

1343  Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on this day in history.  

1400  Death of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352) on this day in history.  

1545  On this day in history death of george Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484)  

1547  Death of Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477) on this day in history.  

1554  Death of Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480) on this day in history.