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1968  On this day in history robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84  

1969  On this day in history jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia  

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  Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya on this day in history.  

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

1970  On this day in history armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61  

1971  Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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  Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

1974  L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history soyuz 27 returns to Earth  

1979  On this day in history shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt  

1979  The ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71  

1980  On this day in history paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession  

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  On this day in history john Lennon releases "Woman" in UK  

1981  Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth on this day in history.  

1981  Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1984  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 on this day in history.  

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 Birthdays In January - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1245  Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296) was born on this day in history.  

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

1477  Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547) was born on this day in history.  

1501  On this day in history birth of anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)  

1587  On this day in history birth of alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter  

1616  On this day in history birth of françois de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)  

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  On this day in history honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]  

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  On this day in history death of john Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352)  

1545  Death of George Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484) on this day in history.  

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

1554  On this day in history death of christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480)