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.
In 1821, the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, died in Emmitsburg, Md.
In 1896, Utah was admitted as the 45th state.
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.
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.