Historical Events and Current Affairs on January 4

1357 :Flemish earl Louis & Luxembourg Duke Wenceslaus sign peace treaty
1493 :Columbus left new world on return from 1st voyage
1519 :-6] 1st Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz)
1570 :Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew"
1975 :Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
1976 :"Candide" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances
1976 :"Home Sweet Homer" opens & closes at Palace Theater NYC
1977 :Mary Shane hired by Chic White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
1980 :President Carter announces US boycott of Moscow Olympics
1981 :"Frankenstein" opens & closes on Broadway
1981 :"Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 578 performances
1981 :69th Australian Mens Tennis: B Teacher beats Kim Warwick (75 76 63)
1981 :British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper"
1982 :ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40
1982 :affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network
1982 :Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC's "Today Show"
1982 :Chris Wallace becomes co-anchor of the Today Show
1982 :Golden Gate Bridge closed for 3rd time by fierce storm
1983 :US Football League holds its 1st player draft
1984 :"Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV
1986 :NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots
1987 :16 die in a train crash in Chase Md
1989 :#6708 Bobbievaile, #6960 & #7120
1989 :Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion
1989 :US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
1989 :VP Bush is 1st since VP Van Buren to declare himself president
1991 :AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable
1991 :Fu Mingxia, 12, of China wins World Swimming Championships gold medal
1991 :Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th
1991 :Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland
1992 :8th largest wrestling crowd (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
1993 :7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
1994 :10th largest wrestling crowd (58,000-Tokyo Dome)
1995 :Newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the House
1996 :"Father" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
1997 :Asteroid 1996 RG3 Near-Earth Flyby (0.1966 AU)
1998 :"Funny Thing Happened," closes at St James NYC after 715 perform
1998 :"Ivanov," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances
1998 :"Triumph of Love," closes at Royale Theater NYC



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