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Notable Historical Events for January 1st

1965American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California

1950Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China

1959Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba for the Dominican Republic

1818Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" is published anonymously by the small London publishing house of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones

1960Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars

1758The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature establish the "starting point" for standardized species names across the animal kingdom. This naming system is based on the binomial nomenclature laid out in Carolus Linnaeus 10th edition of Systema Naturae.

1651Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland

1896Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays

1995Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)

1610German astronomer Simon Marius first discovers the Jupiter moons, but does not officially report it, Galileo does on July 1 1610

January 1st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 1st

1927Vernon L. Smith, American economist (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences)

1895J. Edgar Hoover, Washington, D.C., first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72)

1892Manuel Roxas y Acuna, 1st president Philippines

1752Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag

1911Hank Greenberg, Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tiger)

1735Paul Revere, silversmith/US patriot (British are coming)

January 1st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 1st

1824US President James Knox Polk (28) weds Sarah Childress (20) in Murfreesboro

18961st Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo (26) weds first wife Hilaria del Rosario

1979Film director John Carpenter (30) weds actress Adrienne Barbeau (33)

2011Singer-songwriter Shania Twain (46) weds Swiss business executive Frederic Thiebaud in Rincon, Puerto Rico

1965Novelist Michael Crichton (22) weds high school sweetheart Joan Radam

1936Actor Paul Henreid (27) weds Elizabeth Camilla Julia Gluck

1989Actor Leonard Nimoy (57) weds actress Susan Bay

1972Politician Aung San Suu Kyi (26) weds author Michael Aris (25)

1956Actor Gene Hackman (25) weds Fay Maltese

1994Microsoft CEO Bill Gates (38) marries Melinda French (29)

January 1st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 1st

1953Hank Williams, country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies at 29

1557Jacques Cartier, French explorer (Canada), dies at 65

1994Cesar Romero, US actor (Joker-Batman), dies at 86

2005Shirley Chisholm, 1st American black congresswoman/pres candidate (b. 1924)

2013Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer, dies at 85

1998Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (31 Grand Slams), dies at 92

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