On this day: January 1

POSTED: 01:21 PM PST Dec 31, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 31, 2013 

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 - Far Side
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Andrews McMeel Publishing

1995: The last "Far Side" cartoon, created by Gary Larson in 1980, is published. The single-panel comic was carried by more than 1,900 daily newspapers, translated into 17 languages, and collected into calendars and 23 compilation books during its 15-year run.

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