Today in History for 8th January 2022

Historical Events

1902 – New York state assemblyman Francis G. ​Landon gets a bill passed to criminalize men turning around on a street and “looking at a woman in that way”
1966 – The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
1978 – Israeli government votes to ‘strengthen’ settlements in occupied Sinai
1978 – TV series “All Creatures Great and Small” debuts on BBC TV, based on the books by James Herriot, starring Robert hardy and Christopher Timothy
1993 – NBC offers “The Tonight Show” to David Letterman
2001 – The identities of 2 boys who murdered a toddler in 1993 will be kept secret, the High Court rules

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Famous Birthdays

1635 – Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish cardinal archbishop, born in Palma del Río, Spain (d. 1709)
1852 – James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
1901 – Edmond Vandercammen, French-Belgian painter and poet (Grand Combat), born in Ohain, Belgium (d. 1980)
1915 – Walker Cooper, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1942–44, 46–50; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Atherton, Missouri (d. 1991)
1957 – Ron Cephas Jones, American actor (This is Us), born in Patterson, New Jersey
1981 – Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player, born in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Famous Deaths

1324 – Marco Polo, Venetian explorer (The Travels of Marco Polo), dies at 69
1938 – Johnny Gruelle, American cartoonist, creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy (b. 1880)
1963 – Kay [Katherine Linn] Sage, American artist and poet commits suicide aged 64
1964 – Julius Raab, Austrian Chancellor (1953-61), dies at 72
1975 – Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], American tenor (La Gioconda), dies at 61
1994 – Harvey Haddix, American baseball pitcher (12 perfect inning game), dies at 68

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