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Today In History - January 4

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Today in History in 1847 Samuel Colt sold his first revolver pistol to the U.S. government; in 1865 the New York Stock Exchange opened its first permanent headquarters in New York City; and in 1959 Luna 1 became the first craft to leave Earth’s gravity.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1847 - Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
  • 1865 - The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City.
  • 1936 - Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
  • 1959 - Luna 1 (Mechta) becomes 1st craft to leave Earth's gravity
  • 1961 - Longest recorded strike ends-33 yrs-Danish barbers' assistants
  • 2010 - The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest building, is officially opened.


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Famous Birthdays

  • 1785 - Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, philologist and folklorist and editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" (d. 1863)
  • 1809 - Louis Braille, Coupvray, France, developer (reading system for blind)
  • 1905 - Sterling Holloway, Cedartown Georgia, actor (Waldo-Life of Riley)
  • 1930 - Don Shula, Grand River Ohio, NFL coach (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1935 - Floyd Patterson, Waco North Carolina, heavyweight champ (1956-59, 1960-62) (Oly-gold-1952)
  • 1937 - Dyan Cannon, Tacoma Wash, Mrs Cary Grant/actress (Heaven Can Wait)
  • 1957 - Patty Loveless, [Ramey], Pikeville Ky, singer (Blue Side of Town)

Famous Weddings

  • 1827 - Naturalist and entomologist Thomas Say (39) secretly weds natural science illustrator Lucy Way Sistare (26)
  • 1926 - Composer Irving Berlin (37) weds heiress Ellin Mackay in a simple civil ceremony
  • 1997 - Czech Republic's first president Vaclav Havel (60) weds Czech actress Dagmar Havlova (43) in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1997 - "Smothers Brothers" actor-singer Dick Smothers (58) weds Denby Franklin (47) in Las Vegas
  • 2012 - Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry (66) weds PR executive Amanda Sheppard (29) in Turks and Caicos Island

Famous Divorces

  • 2004 - Britney Spears has her surprise marriage annulled less than 55 hours after tying the knot with childhood friend Jason Alexander at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

Famous Deaths

  • 1821 - Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st native-born American saint, dies in Maryland at 46
  • 1960 - Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46
  • 1961 - Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72
  • 1961 - Erwin Schrodinger, Austrian physicist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 73
  • 1965 - T. S. Eliot, poet and Nobel laureate (Washed Country), dies in London at 76
  • 1999 - Iron Eyes Cody, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 2013 - Sammy Johns, American country artist, dies at 66

To see more events, birthdays and deaths listed at Today in History from HistoryOrb.com Click on EXTRAS at the top of the Lincoln Herald home page then click Today in History.

 

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