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.
1960: Johnny Cash plays the first of his jailhouse shows when he performs at San Quentin prison in San Rafael, California. Among those in the captive audience is 20-year-old Merle Haggard, who was serving time for burglary.
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