4 January It Happened Today
1643 Birth of British physicist Sir Isaac Newton.
1884 The Fabian Society is formed in London.
1896 Utah becomes the 45th state of the Union.
1967 Donald Campbell is killed on Coniston Water in northern England after his car Bluebird went out of control at 300 mph.
1972 Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge at the Old Bailey in London.
1986 Death of Thin Lizzy’s lead singer, Phil Lynott.