Historical Events for 1st January 2020

630 – Prophet Muhammad sets out with his army towards Mecca, capturing it bloodlessly
1951 – 17th Sugar Bowl: #7 Kentucky beats #1 Oklahoma, 13-7
1952 – 18th Orange Bowl: #6 Georgia Tech beats #9 Baylor, 17-14
1954 – Rose and Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts
1957 – Benjamin Britten’s ballet “Prince and the Pauper,” premieres in London
1960 – Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars
1981 – Palau (Trust Territory of Pacific Is) becomes self-governing
1991 – Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide
1995 – The Draupner wave in the North Sea in Norway is detected, confirming the existence of freak waves.
2008 – A New Hampshire law legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples comes into effect.

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