This Day In History - January 01

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Historic Events

1901 Inauguration Day: On this day the Australian Constitution came into force, and the Commonwealth of Australia became a nation with Lord Hopetoun as its first Governor-General and Edmund Barton as its first Prime Minister.

Famous Births

Anthony Wayne
1449: Lorenzo Medici
1745: Anthony Wayne, Scottish historian and writer
1750: Frederick Muhlenberg First Speaker of the House of Representatives (US)
1752: Betsy Ross, widely credited with making the first American Flag
1814: Governor William Bigler
1879: Edward Forster, English author
1919: J.D. Salinger

Famous Deaths

Hank Williams
1877: Adam Payne, medal of Honor recipient for the Indian Wars
1953: Hank Williams, American country singer-songwriter
1994: Cesar Romero, American actor best known for playing the Joker
2005: Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to the United States Congress
2015: Donna Douglas, American actress

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TDiH - Jan 01
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