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 This day in History - January 1
692 Historic Events for January 1
1990

NYC MTA stops token redemption at subway stations

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1990

Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV

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1990

FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs

Event
1991

Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide

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1991

5% sales tax on consumer goods and services goes into effect in USSR

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1991

Charles B Timmer, Dutch writer (Russia Black on White), dies at 83

Death
1991

Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish author (Gnome Patjoepelke), dies at 81

Death
1991

Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian Pres Hosi Mubarak

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1992

International Space Year begins

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1992

Europe breaks down trade barriers

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1992

Cura‡ao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education

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1992

Bush is 1st US pres to address Australian Parliament

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1992

NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25

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1992

Constantin Poustochkine, jazz critic, dies

Death
1992

Mike Frankovich, US producer (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies

Death
1992

Hette G Abma, vicar/Dutch MP (SGP), dies

Death
1992

Grace Hopper, computer scientist, dies at 85

Death
1992

Ginette Leclerc, actress (Baker's Wife), dies at 79

Death
1992

Corky Geil, dancer, dies in Long Beach CA at 64

Death
1993

Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3

Event
1993

Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA

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1993

Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) and Slovakia

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1993

Harry Connick Jr arrested at a NY airport for gun possession

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1993

12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone

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1993

June Clayworth, actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma

Death