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This Day in History: January 4

January 4: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1865 - The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York, New York.
  2. 1896 - Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
  3. 1958 - Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from orbit.
  4. 2004 - Spirit, a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
  5. 2007 - The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Louis Braille (French educator, invented Braille), Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (American pulp writer and publisher, founder of DC Comics), André Masson (French painter), James Bond (American ornithologist), Brian David Josephson (Welsh physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)

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