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today inhistory 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.