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TODAY IS MOnDAY, JAn. 1, THe FIrST DAY OF 2018.
THere Are 364 DAYS LeFT In THe YeAr.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT In HISTOrY: In 1994, the North American Free
Trade Agreement went into effect.
On JAn. 1, 1818, the first
In 2014, the nation’s first legal
edition of the Gothic novel

recreational pot shops opened in
Colorado at 8 a.m. Mountain time.
Ten YeArS AGO: Revelers
celebrated New Year 2008 around
the world; a ball dropped for
On THIS DATe:
the 100th year in New York’s
In 1785, The Daily Universal
Register — which later became the Times Square. U.S. diplomat John
Times of London — published its Granville and his driver were shot
to death by Sudanese gunmen in
first issue.
Khartoum. (Four men were later
In 1863, President Abraham
convicted of the attack.) New
Lincoln issued the Emancipation
Proclamation, declaring that slaves no-smoking rules went into effect
in rebel states shall be “forever free.” in France, prohibiting people
from lighting up in cafes, bars and
In 1913, the U.S. Parcel Post
restaurants. The Georgia Bulldogs
system went into operation.
romped past Hawaii 41-10 at the
In 1943, the Walt Disney
Sugar Bowl, ending the Warriors’
wartime animated short “Der
perfect season.
Fuehrer’s Face,” starring Donald
FIve YeArS AGO: The Senate
Duck in a satire of Nazi Germany,
approved a compromise in the
was released.
small hours to avert the “fiscal
In 1953, country singer Hank
cliff ” and sent it to the House,
Williams Sr., 29, was discovered
which approved it in a late-night
dead in the back seat of his car
vote; President Barack Obama
during a stop in Oak Hill, West
announced he would sign the
Virginia, while he was being driven measure. In Maryland, same-sex
to a concert date in Canton, Ohio. marriage became legal in the first
In 1959, Fidel Castro and his
state south of the Mason-Dixon
revolutionaries overthrew Cuban Line. No. 8 Stanford held off
leader Fulgencio Batista, who fled Wisconsin 20-14 in the 99th Rose
to the Dominican Republic.
Bowl. Singer Patti Page, 85, died in
In 1975, a jury in Washington
Encinitas, California.
found Nixon administration officials One YeAr AGO: A gunman
John N. Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman, killed 39 New Year’s revelers at
John D. Ehrlichman and Robert C. a crowded nightclub in Istanbul,
Mardian guilty of charges related to Turkey, in an attack claimed
the Watergate cover-up (Mardian’s by Islamic State (a suspect is
conviction for conspiracy was later facing trial). At least 57 inmates
overturned on appeal).
were killed in a prison riot in
In 1979, the United States
the northern Brazilian state of
and China held celebrations in
Amazonas. Antonio Guterres took
Washington and Beijing to mark
the reins of the United Nations as
the establishment of diplomatic
its new secretary-general.
relations between the two countries. TODAY’S BIrTHDAYS: Former
In 1984, the breakup of AT&T
Sen. Ernest Hollings, D-S.C., is 96.
took place as the telecommunications Documentary maker Frederick
giant was divested of its 22 Bell
Wiseman is 88. Actor Frank Langella
System companies under terms of an is 80. Rock singer-musician Country
antitrust agreement.
Joe McDonald is 76. Writercomedian Don Novello is 75. Actor
In 1993, Czechoslovakia
Rick Hurst is 72. Country singer
peacefully split into two new
countries, the Czech Republic and Steve Ripley (The Tractors) is 68.
Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., is 64.
Slovakia.
“Frankenstein; or, The Modern
Prometheus” by English author
Mary Shelley, 20, was published
anonymously in London.

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