JCC On this date in history...

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  1. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Bonanza Winner

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    ON THIS DAY

    On Jan. 10, 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations convened in London.
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    More fun facts. The first session was convened in Westminster Central Hall in London and included representatives of 51 nations.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Jan. 11, 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart began a trip from Honolulu to Oakland, Calif., becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean.
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    Thomas Hardy died on this date in 1928. I love Thomas Hardy. Even though he seemed to think women were evil murderous folk by nature...
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Jan. 12, 1915, the United States House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Jan. 13, 1990, Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the nation's first elected black governor as he took the oath of office in Richmond.

    This one gives me a happy. I remember seeing this inaguration on TV and everybody being excited about this historical moment.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Jan. 14, 1943, President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill opened a wartime conference in Casablanca.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Jan. 15, 1967, the first Super Bowl was played as the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League, 35-10.
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    Ah Lombardi.....the good old days.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Jan. 16, 1991, the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.
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    So, this is basically "On this day in US history"?
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    There have been world history stuff too, it's just I've found more US stuff lately than world stuff.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On 16th January 2012 I was (and many others were) still recovering from the awesomeness of 'The Reichenbach Fall', which was aired for the first time the previous evening.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Jan. 17, 1893, Hawaii's monarchy was overthrown as a group of businessmen and sugar planters forced Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate.
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    Do you think you could find interesting things?
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    Tunick's was a bit more interesting than this one, tbh... still sucked, but not this bad.
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    It totally is, Dave.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Jan. 19, 1937, the millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.
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    That can't be easy when you're afraid to touch the controls.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Jan. 20, 1981, Iran released 52 Americans held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Jan. 21, 1924, Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died at age 54.