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.




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