On this day: January 2

POSTED: 06:45 PM PST Jan 01, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 01, 2014 

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 - Roger Miller
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1936: Country singer-songwriter Roger Miller, an 11-time Grammy winner best known for songs such as "King of the Road" and "Dang Me," is born in Fort Worth, Texas. He died of lung and throat cancer at the age of 56 on Oct. 25, 1992.

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