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.
1985: VH-1 premieres as an adult contemporary music video channel with Marvin Gaye's "Star Spangled Banner" video.
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