Today in history (Jan. 4)

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2022. This is today in history.

Today in history

  • In 1821, The first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, died in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
  • In 1964, Pope Paul VI began a visit to the Holy Land, the first papal pilgrimage of its kind.
  • In 2015, Pope Francis named 156 new cardinals, selecting them from 14 countries, including far-flung corners of the world.


  • In 2007, Nancy Pelosi was elected the first female speaker of the House as Democrats took control of Congress.
  • In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his State of the Union address in which he outlined the goals of his “Great Society.”
  • In 1974, President Richard Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.


  • In 1999, Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura took the oath of office as Minnesota’s governor.

Local news


Actor Barbara Rush is 95. Opera singer Grace Bumbry is 85. Actor Dyan Cannon is 83. Author-historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is 79. Country singer Kathy Forester (The Forester Sisters) is 67. Actor Ann Magnuson is 66. Rock musician Bernard Sumner (New Order, Joy Division) is 66. Country singer Patty Loveless is 65. Actor Julian Sands is 64. Rock singer Michael Stipe is 62. Actor Patrick Cassidy is 60. Actor Dave Foley is 59. Actor Dot Jones is 58. Actor Rick Hearst is 57. Singer-musician Cait O’Riordan is 57. Actor Julia Ormond is 57. Former tennis player Guy Forget (ghee fohr-ZHAY’) is 57. Country singer Deana Carter is 56. Rock musician Benjamin Darvill (Crash Test Dummies) is 55. Actor Josh Stamberg is 52. Actor Damon Gupton is 49. Actor-singer Jill Marie Jones is 47. Actor D’Arcy Carden is 42. Christian rock singer Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath) is 39. Actor Lenora Crichlow is 37. Comedian-actor Charlyne Yi is 36. MLB All-Star Kris Bryant is 30. Actor-singer Coco Jones is 24.

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