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On January fifth, 1925, Nellie T. Ross succeeded
her late husband as governor of Wyoming, becoming
the first female governor in US history.
On this date:
In 1589, Catherine de Medici of France died at
In 1895, French Captain
Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, was
publicly stripped of his rank. (He was ultimately
In 1933, the 30th
president of the United States, Calvin
Coolidge, died in Northampton,
Massachusetts, at age 60.
In 1943, educator
and scientist George Washington Carver died in
Tuskegee, Alabama, at age 81.
In 1949, in his
State of the Union address, President Truman
labeled his administration the "Fair
In 1970, Joseph A.
Yablonski, an unsuccessful candidate for the
presidency of the United Mine Workers, was found
murdered with his wife and daughter at their
Clarksville, Pennsylvania, home.
In 1972, President
Nixon ordered development of the space shuttle.
In 1975, "The
Wiz," a musical version of L. Frank Baum's
"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" featuring
an all-black cast, opened on Broadway.
In 1994, Thomas P.
"Tip" O'Neill, former speaker of the US
House of Representatives, died in Boston at age
In 1998, Sonny
Bono, the 1960's pop star-turned-politician, died
in a skiing accident in South Lake Tahoe,
California; he was 62.
Ten years ago:
President Bush told a news conference the United
States had a "strong" case against
deposed Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, and
said he was convinced Noriega would receive a
fair trial in the US on drug-trafficking charges.
Five years ago:
President Clinton received Republican
congressional leaders at the White House,
declaring that "we can do a lot of business
together" on reforming the way government
One year ago: Four
US Air Force and Navy jets fired on -- and missed
-- four Iraqi MiGs testing the "no-fly"
zone over southern Iraq in the first such air
confrontation in more than six years.
"The world is like a
mirror; frown at it, and it frowns at you. Smile,
and it smiles, too."
Herbert Samuel, English political leader