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This day in history

Friday, Jan. 4, is the fourth day of 2013. There are 361 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Barbara Rush is 86. Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula is 83. Actress Dyan Cannon is 76. Author-historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is 70. Country singer Patty Loveless is 56. Rock singer Michael Stipe is 53. Actress Julia Ormond is 48.

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In 1821, the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, died in Emmitsburg, Md.

In 1896, Utah was admitted as the 45th state.

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In 1951, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces recaptured the city of Seoul.

In 1964, Pope Paul VI began a visit to the Holy Land, the first papal pilgrimage of its kind.

In 1974, President Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.

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In 1987, 16 people were killed when an Amtrak train from Washington to Boston collided with Conrail locomotives that had crossed into its path from a side track in Chase, Md.

In 1990, Charles Stuart, who had claimed he’d been wounded and that his pregnant wife was fatally shot by a robber, leapt to his death off the Tobin Bridge after he himself became a suspect.

In 2007, Nancy Pelosi was elected the first female speaker of the House.

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