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On this day: January 2

Published On: Jan 01 2013 08:45:02 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 02 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

The Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial begins, the Jets give Namath a record contract, Nixon lowers the nation's maximum speed limit to 55, and oil tops $100 a barrel for the first time, all on this day.

OTD January 2 - Barry Goldwater
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1909: Politician Barry M. Goldwater, a five-term U.S. senator from Arizona and the Republican Party's nominee for president in the 1964 election, is born in Phoenix, Arizona Territory. He

died of complications from a stroke on May 29, 1998, at age 89.

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