Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, Ellis Island opens, the Rose Bowl becomes the first college bowl game, Hank Williams dies, and the Y2K panic fizzles out, all on this day.
1942: The Rose Bowl is played in Durham, North Carolina, due to fears of a Japanese attack on the West Coast of the United States following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Oregon State beat Duke 20-16 in the first and only time the game has been played outside of Pasadena, California.
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