5th January
It was on this day...
1959 Buddy Holly's last new record released
Coral Records releases 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore', what was to be Buddy Holly's last recording before his tragic death in a plane crash, which also killed Richie Valens and JP 'The Big Bopper' Richardson. Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan have credited Holly as an influence.
 
It was on this day...
1643 First legal divorce filed in 'the American Colonies'
On this day Anne Clarke of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a divorce from her absent and adulterous husband, Denis Clarke, by the Quarter Court of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Birthdays
1969 Marilyn Manson
1953 Pamela Sue Martin
1946 Diane Keaton
1931 Robert Duvall
1914 George Reeves
1908 George Dolenz
1876 Konrad Adenauer
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1933: Construction work on the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, begins
1972: President Nixon authorizes $5.5bm to project that will become the Space Shuttle

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