Historical Events for 7th January 2019

1944 – US Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59
1945 – The last surface engagement between Allies and Japanese in the Pacific campaign, World War II
1962 – Assassination attempt fails on Indonesian President Sukarno
1973 – “Purlie” closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
1980 – American President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation to bail out the Chrysler Corporation with a 1.5 billion dollar loan
1986 – STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
1993 – Bosnian War: Bosnian Army launches a surprise attack on Kravica, a village in Srebrenica
1994 – United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
1996 – “Crazy after You” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1622 performances
2010 – College Football, 12th BCS National Championship, Rose Bowl, Pasadena: #1 Alabama beats #2 Texas, 37-21

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