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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 - 1942 Rose Bowl
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Duke University Archives

1942: The Rose Bowl is played in Durham, N.C., due to fears of a Japanese attack on the West Coast of the United States following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Oregon State beat Duke 20-16 in the first and only time the game has been played outside of Pasadena, Calif.

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