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 This day in History - January 1
692 Historic Events for January 1
1956

KHAS TV channel 5 in Hastings, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting

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1956

Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel for RCA in Nashville

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1956

WREC (now WREG) TV channel 3 in Memphis, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1956

Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt and UK

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1957

France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep

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1957

International Geophysical Year begins; ends 6/30/1958 (18-mo year)

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1957

Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince and the Pauper," premieres in London

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1957

Ruth Draper, US elocutionist, dies at 67 or 72

Death
1958

WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1958

Treaties establish European Economic Community (Common Market)

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1958

Grandmaster Flash, [Joseph Saddler], NYC, rocker (Message)

Birth
1958

David Broekman, musican (Think Fast), dies at 55

Death
1958

Sammy Davis Jr marries Loray White

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1958

European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation

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1958

BOAC Britannia flies London to NY in a record 7h57m

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1958

Ren Woods, Portland Oregon, actress (Fanta-Roots)

Birth
1959

Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community

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1959

Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Afghanistan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6)

Birth
1959

Rohan Kanhai completes 256 v India at Calcutta

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1959

Castro leads Cuba to victory as Fulgencio Batista flees to Dom Rep

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1960

Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France

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1960

Bank of France issues new franc, worth 20›

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1960

Montserrat adopts constitution

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1960

US census at 179,245,000

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1960

Johnny Cash plays 1st of many free concerts behind bars

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