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 This day in History - January 1
692 Historic Events for January 1
1985

VH-1 made its broadcasting debut

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1986

Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Cura‡ao

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1986

International Peace Year begins

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1986

Barbra Striesand and Jon Peters relationship breaks up

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1986

NYC transit fare rises from 90› to $1.00

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1986

Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship

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1986

Spain and Portugal are 11th and 12th to join European Economic Community

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1986

Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game-the Rose Bowl

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1987

International Year of Shelter for Homeless begins

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1987

China's rudimentary civil code in effect

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1987

Gustav Knuth, actor (Heidi, Rats), dies at 85

Death
1987

60 bodies recovered in Dupont Plaza Hotel fire in Puerto Rico

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1988

Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen

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1988

Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship

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1988

Year of the Reader begins

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1988

Leo Steiner, NY Carnegie Deli's owner, dies

Death
1989

NYC transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15

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1989

Year of the Young Reader begins

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1989

Actress Kelly McGillis gets married

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1990

Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ

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1990

Gerhard Schr”der, West German minister of Defense, dies at 79

Death
1990

Suzuki Sochu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/abbot of Ryutakuji, dies

Death
1990

Joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (23 Tests for England, 1636 runs), dies

Death
1990

Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, dies at 82

Death
1990

David Dinkins sworn in as 1st black mayor of NYC

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