Monday, 3 January 2011

January 4, 2011

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Angela Ieriti, Agness Nyambe, and Aydee Ramirez!

130 years ago
1881


Music
Johannes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture received its premiere performance in Breslau, Germany.

60 years ago
1951


War
Chinese and North Korean troops captured Seoul for the second time since the beginning of the Korean War in June 1950.

30 years ago
1981


Football
NFL
NFC divisional playoff
Dallas 30 @ Atlanta 27

Trailing 24-10 in the 4th quarter, the Cowboys scored 20 points to beat the Falcons at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The winning score came on a touchdown pass from Danny White to Drew Pearson with 52 seconds remaining in regulation time.

25 years ago
1986


Died on this date
Phil Lynott, 36. U.K. rock musician. Mr. Lynott, leader of the group Thin Lizzy in the 1970s, died the typical rock lifestyle death--after a drink and drug binge. Thin Lizzy were best known for the 1976 hit single The Boys are Back in Town.

Football
NFL
NFC Divisional Playoff
Dallas 0 @ Los Angeles Rams 20

Eric Dickerson set an NFL playoff record with 248 yards rushing on 34 carries, including touchdowns of 55 and 40 yards, as the Rams shut out the Cowboys at Anaheim Stadium.

20 years ago
1991


War
Two days after Soviet forces had seized buildings in Latvia and Lithuania, the Soviet military chief of staff pledged that no more soldiers would be sent to the Baltic region.

Diplomacy
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to condemn Israel for its treatment of Palestinians in territories occupied by Israel. In the previous week, at least 10 Arabs had been killed and hundreds injured in violent clashes with Israelis.

Economics and finance
The United States Labor Department reported that unemployment in December had reached a three-year high of 6.1%, and that more than a million payroll jobs had been lost in the last half of 1990.

The Bank of New England Corporation announced that it had lost $450 million in the fourth quarter of 1990.

Hockey
World Junior Championship
Gold Medal game
Canada 3 U.S.S.R. 2

10 years ago
2001


Economics and finance
The U.S. Federal Reserve Board reduced the discount rate--the rate of interest charged by the Federal Reserve Board to member banks--to 5.5%.

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