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Today in History - January 4th
1754 - Today in history, what is today Columbia University was instituted as Kings College in NYC.
1865 - The New York Stock Exchange opened its first headquarters at Broad Street, very near Wall Street.
1896 - On this day in history, Utah became the 45th state of the Union.
1904 - The Supreme Court ruled that Puerto Ricans could not be deprived of admission to the United States.
1935 - Today in history, Bob Hope was featured on radio for the first time.
1936 - The first pop music chart was published by "Billboard" magazine. This chart records the rise of a record's popularity and frequency of play.
1958 - On this day in history, The Soviet satellite Sputknik I fell from orbit.
Poet T.S. Eliot
died at age 76.
1971 - On this day in history, The Congressional Black Caucus was created.
1974 - President Nixon refused to present recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Watergate Committee.
1980 - President Carter established boycott of the Moscow Olympics.
1999 - Today in history, former wrestler Jesse Ventura was installed as Minnesota's 37th governor.
2006 - On this day in history, Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House of Representatives, becoming the first woman to hold the position.
2010 - In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Dubai Tower opened as the world's tallest building.
SCIENCE, DISCOVERIES, PATENTS - Today in History, January 4th
1885 - Today in history, Dr. William Grant performed the first successful appendectomy.
1953 - Tufted plastic carpeting was introduced.
1962 - On this day in history, New York City first ran a train operating without conductors and motormen.
SPORTS - Today in History, January 4th
1974 - The Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers were presented in a game on NBC Prime Time.
MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, January 4th
1950 - RCA Victor announced that it would make long-playing records.
1954 - On this day in history, Elvis Presley recorded a 10 minute demo.
1970 - The Beatles last recording session took place at EMI studios.
1971 - Today in history, the film "Performance" with Mick Jagger debuted in the UK.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - January 4th
Louis Braille 1809
Jane Wyman 1914
Barbara Rush 1927
Don Shula 1930
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