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History for January 4:

Events:
1754 - Columbia University opened.
1790 - President Washington delivers the first "State of the Union" message.
1863 - Four-wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of New York.
1896 - Utah becomes the 45th state
1962 - First subway train to run automatically (unmanned) - NY city.

Birthdays:
1643 - Sir Isaac Newton, "inventor of gravity." 1785 - Jakob Grimm in Germany, Fairy tale writer 1809 - Louis Braille, developed reading system for the blind. 1813 - Sir Isaac Pitman, shorthand inventor 1838 - Charles Stratton (aka General Tom Thumb, famous short person.) 1914 - The first Mrs Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman in St Joseph Missouri. 1930 - Barbara Rush, in Denver Colorado 1935 - Floyd Patterson, boxer 1937 - Dyan Cannon, Actress & Former Mrs. Cary Grant.

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