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.
1937: The first Cotton Bowl football game is played in Dallas, Texas, with Texas Christian University beating Marquette 16-6.
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