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Today in History for January 22nd by AP
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Today in History for January 22nd by AP

(STL.News) Highlights of Today in History: U.S. Supreme Court legalizes abortion; Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty; Queen Victoria dies; "The Crucible" opens;"Laugh-In" premieres. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Associated Press (AP)
What happened on this day – January 22nd
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What happened on this day – January 22nd

January 22nd is also - Celebration of Life Day - National Answer Your Cat's Questions Day - National Blonde Brownie Day - National Hot Sauce Day (STL.News) What happened on this day - January 22nd?  According to onthisday.com the following historical events occurred: 1689 - Prince William of Orange (future King William III of Britain), summons Convention Parliament to discuss ruling jointly with his wife Mary (daughter of exiled King James II) 1857 - National Association of Baseball Players founded in New York 1879 - Battle of Rorke's Drift: British garrison of 150 holds off 3,000-4,000 Zulu warriors. Eleven Victoria Crosses and a number of other decorations were awarded to the defenders. 1905 - In St Petersburg, Russia, a large demonstration of workers led by Father Gapon, ma...
Oklahoma Governor: Stay In School Fund for Low-Income Students
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Oklahoma Governor: Stay In School Fund for Low-Income Students

Oklahoma City, OK (STL.News) The Stay in School Fund tuition assistance program, launched by Governor Kevin Stitt in July 2020, has exceeded expectations in ensuring low-income families who suffered a COVID-19-related job loss or demonstrated financial challenges could maintain consistency in their child’s learning environment. "Our Stay in School program has successfully supported more low-income children and their families than officials predicted for a fraction of the cost,” said Gov. Stitt.  “By ensuring these children could remain within their educational support system amidst a global pandemic, we have provided critical stability for families who need it most.” “I am a single mother of two who attend a Christian school.  As is, I struggle to send them there, but I make the sacr...
Idaho Governor: High School Athletic Plan
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Idaho Governor: High School Athletic Plan

Boise, ID (STL.News) Following a weeks-long decrease in statewide COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Governor Brad Little announced that he is instructing the State Board of Education to revise its high school athletic plan to allow more spectators at sporting events. “All of our decisions related to the Idaho Rebounds plan have been rooted in detailed metrics related to virus activity and impacts on our health care system.  Thanks to the good actions of the people of Idaho to slow the spread of the virus in our communities, we are seeing a continued decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations,” Governor Little said. All Idahoans, including participants and spectators at sporting events, are reminded that in order to keep these activities as open as possible, the continued good...
What happened on this day – January 21st
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What happened on this day – January 21st

January 21, 2021 is also - Get to Know Your Customer Day - Museum Selfie Day - National Banana Bread Day - National Hugging Day - National Squirrel Appreciation Day (STL.News) What happened on this day, January 21st.  According to onthisday.com the following events have taken place: 1525 The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union 1789 1st American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy" is published 1793 Louis XVI of France is executed by the guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for high treason 1952 Jawaharlal Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India 1966 Beatle George Harris...
Today in History for January 21st by AP
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Today in History for January 21st by AP

(STL.News) Highlights of Today in History: France's King Louis XVI executed; Vladimir Lenin dies; Alger Hiss found guilty of lying to grand jury; President Jimmy Carter pardons Vietnam draft evaders; Concorde begins service. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Associated Press (AP)
What happened on this day – January 20th
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What happened on this day – January 20th

January 20th is also National Cheese Lover's Day - National DJ Day - National Penguin Day (STL.News) What happened on this day, January 20th?  According to onthisday.com the following historical events took place: 1265 First English Parliament summoned other than by royal command (in this instance by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester) mets in Westminster Hall 1382 King Richard II of England marries Anne of Bohemia and daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor at Westminster Abbey.  Anne dies of plague in 1394. 1800 Napoleon I's sister Carolina marries King Joachim Murat of Naples 1841 China cedes Hong Kong to the British during the 1st Opium War 1921 Republic of Turkey declared out of remnants of Ottoman Empire 1942 Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee Conference in Berli...
DOJ Joins Computational Antitrust Project at Stanford Law School
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DOJ Joins Computational Antitrust Project at Stanford Law School

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) The Department of Justice announced today that it will participate in the Computational Antitrust project, hosted by the Stanford University CodeX Center and created by Professor Thibault Schrepel.  The project brings together academics from law, computer science, and economics as well as developers, policymakers, and antitrust agencies from around the world to discuss how technology and automation can improve antitrust enforcement. “There are important debates happening today about how we should enforce the antitrust laws, but everyone agrees that enforcement agencies should make decisions using the best tools available,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division.  “We look forward to being part of this valuable dialog about anti...
Today in History for January 19th by AP
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Today in History for January 19th by AP

(STL.News) Highlights of Today in History: Robert E. Lee born; Indira Gandhi elected prime minister of India; President Bill Clinton admits making false statements under oath; Singer Janis Joplin born; Dolly Parton is born. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Associated Press (AP)
What happened on this day – January 19th
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What happened on this day – January 19th

What happened on this day - January 19th January 19 is National Popcorn Day (STL.News) What happened on this day, January 19th?  According to onthisday.com the following historical events took place: 379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire 1812 Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo 1872 Physicist Wilhelm Röntgen (26) weds Anna Bertha Ludwig in Apeldoorn, Netherlands 1883 The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey 1884 Painter Thomas Eakins (39) weds painter and photographer Susan Macdowell (32) in a Quaker ceremony 1957 Golfer Gary Player (2...
Martin Luther King Jr: MLK/FBI documentary on surveillance
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Martin Luther King Jr: MLK/FBI documentary on surveillance

(STL.News) Shortly after Dr Martin Luther King Jr led the march on Washington, FBI agents were ordered to start following the famed civil rights leader. The extent of the surveillance shocked documentary maker Sam Pollard so much he decided to start digging. He managed to uncover FBI documents, sourced secret White House phone calls and found long forgotten footage of King at the peak of his career. With interviews from King's contemporaries Clarence Jones and Andrew Young, and former FBI agents, MLK/FBI paints a picture which, as Pollard tells the BBC's Alex Stanger, mirrors today's reality. MLK/FBI is available to stream from various video on demand sites. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of BBC News
January 18th: Today in History by AP
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January 18th: Today in History by AP

(STL.News) Highlights of Today in History: Soviet Union breaks WWII Leningrad siege; Robert F. Scott reaches South Pole; Boston Strangler suspect Albert de Salvo convicted. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Associated Press (AP)
What happened on this day – January 18th in history
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What happened on this day – January 18th in history

January 18, 2021 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - National Thesaurus Day - National Winnie the Pooh Day (STL.News) What happened on January 18?  According to onthisday.com the following historical events took place: 532 Nika uprising against Emperor Justinian I in Constantinople fails, 30,000 killed by troops loyal to the Emperor in the Hippodrome 1591 King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, date is now observed as Royal Thai Armed Forces day 1486 King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV 1788 First elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay to set up a penal colony 1817 José de San Martín leads a revolutionary army over the Andes to attack Spanish royali...
January 16th: Today in History by AP
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January 16th: Today in History by AP

(STL.News) Highlights of Today in History: Start of Operation Desert Storm; Space Shuttle Columbia lifts off; Prohibition takes effect; Shah of Iran flees into exile;musical "Hello Dolly" opens. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Associated Press (AP)
What Happened on this day – January 16th – Historical Events
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What Happened on this day – January 16th – Historical Events

(STL.News) What happened on this day, January 16th?  According to onthisday.com the following events: 27 BC The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate 1412 The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy 1547 Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Moscow 1605 The first edition of "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha" (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid 1793 French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution 1913 British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening) 1920 1st assembly of the League of Nations is held in Paris 1936 Screen Actors Guild inc...
Oklahoma: Department Of Health Announce Change To School Quarantine
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Oklahoma: Department Of Health Announce Change To School Quarantine

Gov. Stitt, Oklahoma State Department Of Health Announce Change To School Quarantine OKLAHOMA CITY (STL.News)  Governor Kevin Stitt announced that Oklahoma schools following safety protocols, including mask-wearing and social distancing, will be permitted to forgo the mandatory two-week quarantine period for potential COVID-19 exposures. Gov. Stitt and Commissioner of Health Dr. Lance Frye emphasized the new Oklahoma State Department of Health policy is intended to keep students and teachers safe in school while also incentivizing mask usage and other precautions for school districts across the state. “We need to put our students first, and we need to get them back in class,” said Gov. Stitt.  “Refusing to offer in-person school is jeopardizing our kids' education; it’s jeopardizing...