On This Day in History for January 2 (Part 2)

Events in History

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1969 Australian Rupert Murdoch gains control of the 'News of the World'

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • 1970 US population is 293,200,000; African American population: 22,600,000 (11.1%)
  • 1972 Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars
  • 1972 An anti-internment rally is held in Belfast, North Ireland

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1974 55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1974 Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
  • 1975 US Department of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species
  • 1979 30th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 9-0 vs Vancouver
  • 1979 Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)
  • 1980 British Steel workers go on a national strike
  • 1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 m butterfly (2:05.65)
  • 1981 Sylvester Clarke knocks out spectator with brick, WI v Pakistan
  • 1983 Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing "Doonesbury"
  • 1983 Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
  • 1983 Several African National Congress (ANC) members detained in Swaziland decide to leave the country voluntarily for Mozambique.
  • 1984 Riot in Tunis kills over 100
  • 1984 Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Philadelphia's 1st black mayor

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1984 Major-General Muhammadu Buhari is declared Head of State in Nigeria, following a military coup

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • 1985 90th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
  • 1985 Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts

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1985 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reappoints Coptic pope Shenuda III

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • 1986 191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • 1987 Troops of Chad President Habré conquer Fada oasis
  • 1988 Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, Penn
  • 1988 Right-wing guerrillas ambush a train near Mozambique's western border, killing at least 22 people and injuring 71.
  • 1989 UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game
  • 1989 "Superwoman" single released by Karyn White (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)
  • 1990 Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15)
  • 1990 Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)
  • 1991 Colorado wins its 1st AP national title poll
  • 1992 Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney
  • 1993 Opposing factions in the Bosnian conflict hold meetings with the aim of ending the nine month conflict
  • 1994 Battles between army & rebellious indians in South Mexico, kill 57
  • 1995 Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
  • 1995 Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21
  • 1995 Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)
  • 1996 The US deploys troops in Northern Bosnia with the intention of maintaining order and peace between Bosnian Serbs and Muslims
  • 1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM
  • 1998 Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates & cocaine
  • 1999 A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13°F (-25°C); 68 deaths are reported.
  • 2001 Sila Calderón becomes the first female Governor of Puerto Rico.
  • 2002 Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.
  • 2004 Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that it will return to Earth two years later
  • 2014 30 people are killed after a bus plunges off a cliff and falls 400 ft in Malshej Ghat, India

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2014 Raul Castro gives a speech commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Cuban revolution and warns of "neo-liberal and neo-colonial thinking" entering the country

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro

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2015 The Economist lists Daniel Kahneman as the 7th most influential economist in the world

Economist and Psychologist Daniel Kahneman
Economist and Psychologist
Daniel Kahneman
  • 2016 Saudi Arabia executes 47 alleged terrorists, including Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr
  • 2017 US House Republicans vote to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, a public uproar forces them to back down the next day
  • 2018 Bus crash in Pasamayo, Peru, kills 51 on notorious "Devil's Curve" road
  • 2018 WHO reveals it will classify gaming addiction as mental health condition in its next Classification of Diseases
  • 2018 Storm Eleanor forms near Ireland then sweeps across the UK and Western Europe in next few days

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