Historical Events for 4th January 2020

1862 – Romney Campaign: Stonewall Jackson occupies Bath
1885 – Dr William Grant of Iowa, performs 1st appendectomy in America on Mary Gartside, aged 22
1920 – Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits
1943 – Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, “Joseph and His Brothers”
1957 – Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000
1965 – LBJ’s “Great Society” State of the Union Address
1970 – More than 15,000 people are killed in Tonghai County, China after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake
1989 – US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
1998 – A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
2011 – 77th Sugar Bowl: #6 Ohio State beats #8 Arkansas, 31-26

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