On this day: January 2

POSTED: 06:45 PM PST Jan 01, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 01, 2015 

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 - Taye Diggs
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1971: Actor Taye Diggs, best known for his roles in movies such as "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," "Go," "The Wood," "Chicago" and "Rent," is born Scott Leo Diggs in Newark, New Jersey.


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