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On January 25th, 1890, reporter Nellie Bly
(Elizabeth Cochrane) of the "New York
World" received a tumultuous welcome home
after she completed a round-the-world journey in
72 days, six hours and eleven minutes.
On this date:
In 1533, England's King Henry the Eighth secretly
married his second wife, Anne Boleyn (who later
gave birth to Elizabeth the First).
In 1787, Shays's
Rebellion suffered a setback when debt-ridden farmers led by Captain
Daniel Shays failed to capture an arsenal at
In 1890, the
United Mine Workers of America was founded.
In 1915, the
inventor of the telephone, Alexander
Graham Bell, inaugurated US
transcontinental telephone service.
In 1946, the
United Mine Workers rejoined the American
Federation of Labor.
In 1947, American
gangster Al Capone died in Miami Beach, Florida,
at age 48.
In 1959, American
Airlines opened the jet age in the United States
with the first scheduled transcontinental flight
of a Boeing 707.
In 1961, President
Kennedy held the first presidential news
conference carried live on radio and television.
In 1980, Iranian
Finance Minister Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was elected
president of Iran.
In 1981, the 52
Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days
arrived in the United States.
Ten years ago: An
Avianca Boeing 707 ran out of fuel and crashed in
Cove Neck, New York; 73 of the 161 people aboard
were killed. Actress Ava Gardner died in London
at age 67.
Five years ago:
The defense gave its opening statement in the
O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles, saying Simpson
was the victim of a "rush to judgment"
by authorities who had mishandled evidence and
One year ago: The
Supreme Court ruled, five-to-four, that the 2000
census could not use statistical sampling to
enhance its accuracy. In Louisville, Kentucky, a
man who'd lost his left hand received the first
hand transplant in the United States. Jury
selection began in Jasper, Texas, in the trial of
John William King, accused in the dragging death
of James Byrd Junior. A powerful earthquake
rocked Colombia, killing more than one-thousand
"The price of
justice is eternal publicity."
Arnold Bennett, English poet, author and critic