Today in History (January)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY John Crosbie, 80th Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sterling Lyon, 17th Premier of Manitoba

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dick Cheney, 46th US Vice President

1839 – Lord Durham completes his Report on the Affairs of British North America

1946 – The first issue of the Franklin Roosevelt dime

1957 – Congress accepts the “Eisenhower Doctrine”

1961 – John Kennedy asks for an Alliance for Progress and Peace Corps

1976 – George H. W. Bush becomes CIA Director

1989 – Brian Mulroney shuffles cabinet

1989 – Lucien Bouchard sworn in as Minister of the Environment

1990 – Michael Wilson gets GST through first reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Richard Gephardt, US House Minority Leader

1839 – Lord Durham hands in his Report on the Affairs in British North America

1884 – Sir John A. Macdonald passes Railway Relief Bill providing further loans to CPR

1934 – Franklin Roosevelt devalues US dollar relative to gold to $35

1950 – Harry Truman announces support for development of hydrogen bomb

1982 – Pierre Trudeau urges end to martial law on Polish TV

1995 – Bill Clinton authorizes $20 billion loan to Mexico