2741Timelines, 1/2/2014, 12:00 am
- Jan 1, 2014
Reminder from: 2nd_Sight Yahoo Group Title: Timelines Date: Thursday January 2, 2014 Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London Notes: 1788 - Georgia ratified the Constitution, the fourth of
the original 13 colonies to do so, and was admitted to the union.
1942 - Japanese forces occupied Manila, forcing U.S. and Philippine forces under Gen. Douglas MacArthur to withdraw to the Bataan peninsula.
1959 - The USSR launched a Lunik-1, the first unmanned robotic moon probe. Instead, it became the first spacecraft from Earth to orbit the sun when it missed the moon.
1974 - President Nixon signed a bill requiring states to limit highway speeds to 55 mph or lose federal highway funds.
1990 - Elite Soviet interior ministry
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