On this day: January 2

POSTED: 06:45 PM PST Jan 01, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 01, 2016 

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 - Jim Bakker
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1940: Televangelist Jim Bakker, seen here in the late-1980s with his wife Tammy Faye Bakker, is born in Muskegon, Michigan. A former Assemblies of God minister and host of "The PTL Club," a popular evangelical Christian television program, a sex scandal led to his resignation from the ministry in 1987. He was convicted on eight counts of mail fraud, 15 counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy in 1989 and ended up serving five years in prison.


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