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 This day in History - January 1
692 Historic Events for January 1
1975

Arthur Pierson, actor/director (Hat Check Girl), dies at 73

Death
1975

Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell and Mardian convicted of Watergate crime

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1975

International Women's Year begins

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1975

Sweden adopts constitution

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1976

"Musical Jubilee" closes at St James Theater NYC after 92 performances

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1976

Venezuela nationalizes oil fields

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1976

NBC replaces the peacock logo

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1976

Liberty Bell moves to new home behind Independence Hall

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1977

Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards in the Sugar Bowl

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1977

Czech intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77

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1977

1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)

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1977

Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596

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1978

"Your Arm's Too Short..." closes at Lyceum NYC after 429 perfs

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1978

Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213

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1978

Pres Ford signs 1st major revision of copyright law since 1909

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1979

Jura, 26th canton of Switzerland, established

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1979

US and China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations

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1979

International Year of the Child begins

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1980

Premier Adbou Diouf becomes president of Senegal

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1980

Pietro Nenni, Italian politician (Socialists), dies at 88

Death
1980

54th Australian Womens Tennis: Barbara Jordan beats S Walsh (63 63)

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1980

Alabama beats Arkansas in Sugar Bowl for college football championship

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1980

Chrysler UK renamed Talbot

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1980

Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic-gold-28, 32, 36), dies at 70

Death
1980

International Decade of Water and Sanitation begins

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