Monday, January 2, 2012

2nd of January

Today is the 2nd day of the year, with only 363 days remaining until the new year.

1788 - Georgia becomes the fourth sate to ratify the United States Constitution.

1935 - Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr., infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh.

1942 - The FBI convicts 33 members of a German spy ring by Fritz Joubert Duquesne in the largest espionage case in United States history.

1974 - President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum speed limit to 55 mph in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.

2004 - Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting smaples that are returned to Earth.

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