Today In History

TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 1998

In 1838: Samuel Morse first publicly demonstrated his telegraph, in Morristown, N.J.

In 1994: Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the leg by an assailant at Cobo Arena in Detroit. (Four men, including the ex-husband of Kerrigan’s rival, Tonya Harding, were later sentenced to prison.)


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