Friday, January 3, 1997
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The London International Boat Show is scheduled to open.
Social Security checks in the United States are scheduled to
increase by 2.9 percent beginning today.
Today is Bryant Gumble's last day on NBC's "Today" show.
On the horizon
On Saturday, January 4, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl is
due to meet with Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
On Sunday, January 5, the African nation of Chad holds
On Monday, January 6, more than 1,000 scientists gather
in Mohe, China, to observe a total eclipse of the sun.
On Tuesday, January 7, the 105th session of the U.S.
On Wednesday, January 8, Monaco's Grimaldi dynasty
celebrates its 700th anniversary of rule.
On this day
In 1825, Robert Owen bought 30,000 acres for New Harmony,
In 1852, the first Chinese arrived in Hawaii.
In 1863, the Battle of Stone's River (Tennessee) ended.
In 1870, ground was broken for the Brooklyn Bridge.
In 1872, the first patent list was issued.
In 1888, the first drinking straw was patented.
In 1920, Babe Ruth was sold to New York Yankees by Boston Red
In 1938, the first March of Dimes anti-polio campaign was
In 1947, the Opening of Congress was televised for the first
In 1952, "Dragnet" premiered on NBC-TV.
In 1958, Edmund Hillary reached the South Pole.
In 1959, Alaska became the 49th US state.
In 1961, the U.S. severed diplomatic ties with Cuba.
In 1964, Russia first bought wheat from the U.S.
In 1969, 30,000 copies of "Two Virgins" confiscated in
Newark, New Jersey, for pornography violations.
In 1977, Apple Computer was founded.
In 1980, Alfred Hitchcock was knighted.
In 1986, the Liberty Foundation (a political party organized
by Jerry Falwell) was formed.
For the second year, readers of the American Journalism
Review have spoken, voting CNN Interactive the best news site
on the World Wide Web. Are we proud? You bet. Click here to
see how we matched up against the competition.
Holidays and more
Japan and Taiwan celebrate Bank Holidays.
Today is a Provincial Anniversary in New Zealand.
Author Joan Walsh Anglund is 71.
Comedian Victor Borge is 88.
Actor Dabney Coleman is 65.
Actor Mel Gibson is 46.
Hockey Hall of Fame left wing Robert Marvin Hull is 58.
Actress Victoria Principal is 47.
Sources: Associated Press,
Chase's Calendar of Events 1996, J.P. Morgan, and the History Channel