On this day: January 2

Published On: Jan 01 2013 08:45:02 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 02 2016 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 - Lindbergh trial
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1935: Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial for the murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr., the infant son of aviator Charles Lindbergh. He would be convicted of extortion and murder the following month and was executed by electric chair on April 3, 1936.

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