Historical Events In January - 04
Wednesday, 29 March 2023
1981 "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City NY after 578 performances on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history british police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper"
1982 Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC's "Today Show" on this day in history.
1982 Chris Wallace becomes co-anchor of the Today Show on this day in history.
1982 On January - 04 golden Gate Bridge closed for 3rd time by fierce storm
1983 On this day in history criminal Code changes replace rape with 3 categories of sexual assault; equal protection to men and women; women allowed to charge their husbands with sexual assault.
1984 "Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV on January - 04.
1985 On this day in history brian Gwynne Horrocks, English lt-general (A Full Life), dies at 89
1986 On this day in history david Boon's second Test century, 131 vs India at Adelaide
1986 On January - 04 christopher Isherwood, British writer (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81
1987 16 die in a train crash in Chase MD on this day in history.
1987 On January - 04 sixteen people die when a Washington-bound Amtrak train collides with Conrail locomotives in Chase, Maryland.
1987 On January - 04 thomas Stevens became first man to bicycle around the world
1987 F van Heek, Dutch sociologist, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1989 On January - 04 aircraft (VF-32) from USS John F. Kennedy shoot down 2 hostile Libyan Migs.
1989 Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion on January - 04.
1989 On this day in history two Libyan jets are shot down by US aircraft in the Mediterranen
1989 US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean on January - 04.
1989 Vice President Bush is first since Vice President Van Buren to declare himself President on January - 04.
1990 On this day in history canada defeats Czechoslovakia 2-1 to win World Junior Hockey title.
1990 Alberto Lleras Camargo, president of Colombia (1945-46, 58-62), dies on January - 04.
1991 AT"T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable everyone wonders what happened on this day in history.
1991 Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th on January - 04.
1991 Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland on this day in history.
1991 Berry Kroeger, actor (Demon Seed), dies of kidney failure at 78 on January - 04.
1995 On this day in history denis Lortie released on parole after serving 10 years in prison for 1984 shooting in the Quebec National Assembly, where he killed three people.
1995 On this day in history newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the House
1997 Canada wins the World Junior Hockey title in Switzerland on January - 04.
1999 Former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as Governor of Minnesota on this day in history.
2005 Death of Ali al-Haidri, Governor of Baghdad (assassinated)2006 Powers are transferred from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to his deputy, Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, after Sharon suffers a massive hemorrhagic stroke on this day in history.
2005 On this day in history death of the Governor of Baghdad, Ali Al-Haidri, assassinated by gunmen.
2006 On this day in history the Texas Longhorns of the University of Texas beat the University of Southern California Trojans, 41-38 in a last minute touchdown by Texas quarterback Vince Young in the 2006 Rose Bowl.
2006 On January - 04 powers are transferred from Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to his deputy, Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, after Sharon suffers a massive hemorrhagic stroke.
2007 Nancy Pelosi becomes the first female speaker of the United States House of Representatives on January - 04.
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