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Today's Puzzle
Why is the letter D like a misbehaving child?



Today's Holidays for January 1

Saint Basil's Day


New Years Day


Circumcision of Christ


Today's History Trivia for January 1
Today's Trivia January 1, 1863: Pres. Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation

1863 Pres. Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation


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Today's Trivia January 1, 1808: Importation of Slaves Banned

1808 Importation of Slaves Banned


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2006 NFL Dropkick


1981 Yorkshire Ripper


1979 U.S. Office of Personnel Management


1977 U.S. Polo Association's ban on left-handed play


1968 Evel Knievel


1930 The Guggenheim prize for a fool-proof airplane


1927 First coast-to-coast football game broadcast from the West Coast


1914 First airline with scheduled passenger service


1902 First Rose Bowl game


1899 Cuba


1897 First black collegiate football game


1892 Ellis Island


1863 The Homestead Act


1856 U.S. Postage


1818 Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus


1808 Importation of slaves


1804 Haiti


1801 First discovery of an asteroid



Today's Birthdays for January 1

1735 Paul Revere d. 1818



1943 Don Novello


1938 Frank Langella


1925 Stymie Beard d. 1981


1919 J.D. Salinger d. 2010


1919 Alvin "Tuffy" Coerber d. 1992


1909 Dana Andrews d. 1992


1891 Charles Bickford d. 1967


1879 E.M. Forster d. 1970


1874 Gustave Whitehead d. 1927


1863 Baron Pierre de Coubertin d. 1937


1861 John Luther Long d. 1927


1752 Betsy Ross d. 1836


1745 Anthony Wayne d. 1796



Deaths for January 1

2015 Mario Cuomo b. 1932


2015 Donna Douglas b. 1932


2013 Patti Page b. 1927


1994 Cesar Romero b. 1907


1993 Yvonne and Yvette McCarthur b. 1949


1982 Victor Buono b. 1938


1953 Hank Williams b. 1923


1896 Alfred Ely Beach b. 1826


1854 Francis Place b. 1771


1787 Arthur Middleton b. 1742


1559 Christian III b. 1503


1554 Pedro de Valdivia b. circa 1500


1515 Louis XII b. 1462


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