On this day: January 1

Published On: Dec 31 2012 03:21:32 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 01 2015 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

OTD January 1 - first Cotton Bowl
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Cotton Bowl Classic

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

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