Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 01: On this Day in History





LEAD STORY
Batista forced out by Castro-led revolution,1959
AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Mutiny of the Pennsylvania Line1781
AUTOMOTIVE
Edsel Ford succeeds father as president of Ford1919
CIVIL WAR
The Emancipation Proclamation takes effect1863
COLD WAR
Cuban dictator Batista falls from power1959
CRIME
The real-life murder behind Looking For Mr. Goodbar1973
DISASTER
Air India jet crashes just after takeoff1978
GENERAL INTEREST
New Year's Day45 B.C.
Haitian independence proclaimed1803
Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect1863
First modern Mummers' Parade1876
HOLLYWOOD
Sneak preview of The Birth of a Nation1915
LITERARY
E.M. Forster is born1879
MUSIC
Inmate Merle Haggard hears Johnny Cash play San Quentin State Prison,1958
OLD WEST
A Nebraska farmer files the first homestead claim1863
PRESIDENTIAL
Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation1863
VIETNAM WAR
1st Marine Division advance elements arrive,1966
Operation Sam Houston begins1967
WORLD WAR I
British ship Formidable is torpedoed1915
WORLD WAR II
United Nations created,1942
Hidden Japanese surrender after Pacific War has ended1946

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