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 - Barry Goldwater
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Library of Congress

1909: Politician Barry M. Goldwater, a five-term U.S. senator from Arizona and the Republican Party's nominee for president in the 1964 election, is born in Phoenix, Arizona Territory. He

died of complications from a stroke on May 29, 1998, at age 89.


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