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History for January 4:
1754 - Columbia University opened.
1790 - President Washington delivers the first "State of the Union" message.
1863 - Four-wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of New York.
1896 - Utah becomes the 45th state
1962 - First subway train to run automatically (unmanned) - NY city.
1643 - Sir Isaac Newton, "inventor of gravity."
1785 - Jakob Grimm in Germany, Fairy tale writer
1809 - Louis Braille, developed reading system for the blind.
1813 - Sir Isaac Pitman, shorthand inventor
1838 - Charles Stratton (aka General Tom Thumb, famous short person.)
1914 - The first Mrs Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman in St Joseph Missouri.
1930 - Barbara Rush, in Denver Colorado
1935 - Floyd Patterson, boxer
1937 - Dyan Cannon, Actress & Former Mrs. Cary Grant.