Today in History for January 2nd

Highlights of Today in History: WV mine blast; JFK declares he's running for President; Japan captures Manila, Philippines during WWII; Lindbergh baby trial; Annie closes on Broadway. (Jan. 2)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON: January 2, 2006--

- A huge white light. And a few seconds later, it's like somebody set off a powder keg and shook the house, rattled the windows, and everything.

CAMILLE BOHANNON: --an explosion at the Sago Mine in West Virginia kills one miner and traps a dozen underground. 11 slowly succumb to carbon monoxide poisoning. But Randal McCloy Jr. Is rescued after 41 hours. 1960--

JOHN F. KENNEDY: And we stand today on the edge of a new frontier, the frontier of the 1960s.

CAMILLE BOHANNON: John F. Kennedy says he's running for the White House. The Massachusetts Senator narrowly defeats Vice President Richard Nixon that fall. 1942, just weeks after attacking Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces capture the Philippine capital of Manila during World War II.

1935, in New Jersey Bruno Hauptmann goes on trial-- accused of kidnapping and murdering the infant son of Aviator Charles Lindbergh. Hauptmann is later convicted and dies in the electric chair, insisting to the end that he's innocent. And 1983--


(SINGING) Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya tomorrow! You're always a day away.

The musical "Annie," based on the "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip, closes on Broadway after 2,377 performances. Today in History, January 2, Camille Bohannon, the "Associated Press."


(SINGING) --tomorrow. So you gotta hang on--