Break Your New Year's Resolution Day.

"I never have frustrations.
The reason is to wit:
If at first I do not succeed,
I quit!"

Isaac Asimov (1920), Ann Sothern, and Samuel Diamond (1931) were born on this day.

Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the Constitution. (1788)

The first U.S. commemorative stamp was issued in honor of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America. (1893).
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History for January 2:

Events:
1788 - Georgia becomes the 4th US state
1890 - Alice Sanger becomes first female White House staffer.
1917 - Royal Bank of Canada took over the Quebec Bank
1921 - DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park opens
1933 - Bruins beat Rangers in NY 13-3
1935 - Bruno Richard Hauptmann went on trial for kidnap-murder of Charles
1936 - First electron tube described, St Louis, Mo
1942 - Japanese occupied Manila
1942 - Twenty-eight nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace
1955 - President Jose Antonio Remon of Panama assassinated
1957 - The San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges merge.
1968 - Dr Christiaan Barnard performs the first successful heart transplant.

Birthdays:
1647 - Nathaniel Bacon
1920 - Isaac Asimov, Scientist/writer
1927 - Rep Richard Belmont Ray, D-Ga

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