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 This day in History - January 1
692 Historic Events for January 1
1907

Pres Theodore Roosevelt shakes a record 8,513 hands in 1 day

Event
1907

Cyrill Kistler, composer, dies at 58

Death
1907

Erich Schmid, composer

Birth
1908

Jack Hobbs makes his Test debut at the MCG (83 and 28)

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1908

1st time, ball signifying new year dropped at Times Square

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1908

Kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)

Birth
1909

Barry Goldwater, (Sen-R-Az, 1953-65, 69- )/Pres candidate (R) 1964)

Birth
1909

D D Hindlekar, cricketer (Indian batsman and wicket-keeper 1936-46)

Birth
1909

Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4)

Event
1909

Dana Andrews, Collins Miss, actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura)

Birth
1910

Russ Bender, actor/writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster)

Birth
1910

Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs

Event
1911

Hank Greenberg, Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tiger)

Birth
1911

Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Dec 27]

Birth
1911

Belgian Mining law introduces 9«-hour work day

Event
1911

South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government

Event
1912

Kim Philby, British spy/Soviet mole

Birth
1912

Sun Yat-sen forms Chinese Republic

Event
1912

Victor Reuther, Wheeling WV, labor leader

Birth
1912

1st running of SF's famed "Bay to Breakers" race (7.63 miles/12.3 km)

Event
1913

Post office begins parcel post deliveries

Event
1913

Eliot Janeway, financial writer (Economics of Chaos)

Birth
1914

1st scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa (Tony Jannus pilot)

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1914

Klaas ter Laan becomes Neth's 1st socialist mayor (Zaandam)

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1914

Northern and Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria

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