spotlight Today In History, Jan. 4: "Great Society" Jan 4, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Today is Friday, Jan. 4.Today's Highlight in History: 1965: "Great Society" On Jan. 4, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his State of the Union address in which he outlined the goals of his "Great Society." AP 1935: State of the Union In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of the Union address, called for legislation to provide assistance for the jobless, elderly, impoverished children and the handicapped. AP 1943: Josef Stalin In 1943, for the second time, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin made the cover of TIME as the magazine's 1942 "Man of the Year." AP 1951: Korean War In 1951, during the Korean War, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces recaptured the city of Seoul (sohl). AP 1960: Albert Camus In 1960, author and philosopher Albert Camus (al-BEHR' kah-MOO') died in an automobile accident in Villeblevin, France, at age 46. AP 1964: Pope Paul VI In 1964, Pope Paul VI began a visit to the Holy Land, the first papal pilgrimage of its kind. AP 1974: Watergate In 1974, President Richard Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee. AP 1987: Amtrak Crash In 1987, 16 people were killed when an Amtrak train bound from Washington, D.C., to Boston collided with Conrail locomotives that had crossed into its path from a side track in Chase, Maryland. AP 1995: 104th Congress In 1995, the 104th Congress convened, the first entirely under Republican control since the Eisenhower era. AP 2002: Nathan Ross Chapman In 2002, Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman, a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, was killed by small-arms fire during an ambush in eastern Afghanistan; he was the first American military death from enemy fire in the war against terrorism. AP 2006: Jose Padilla In 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed that Jose Padilla (hoh-ZAY' puh-DIL'-uh), held for 3 1/2 years as an "enemy combatant," could be transferred to civilian authorities in Miami. AP 2009: Baghdad Bombing Ten years ago: A female suicide bomber struck Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad, killing 38. AP 2009: Bill Richardson Ten years ago: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson announced he was withdrawing his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama's commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation into how some of his political donors had won a lucrative state contract. (Prosecutors later declined to bring charges against Richardson.) AP 2014: India Building Collapse Five years ago: Thirty-one workers were killed in the collapse of a building under construction in Canacona, Goa, in southern India. AP 2014: Islamic State Five years ago: The city center of Iraq's Fallujah fell completely into the hands of fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State in Iraq and Levant. AP 2018: Dow Jones Industrial Average One year ago: The Dow Jones Industrial Average burst through the 25,000 mark, closing at 25,075.13 just five weeks after its first close above 24,000. AP 2018: East Coast Winter Storm One year ago: A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast, dumping as much as 17 inches of snow in some areas. AP 2018: Trump Offshore Drilling One year ago: The Trump administration moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a five-year plan that would open up federal waters off of California for the first time in decades and possibly open new areas of oil and gas exploration along the East Coast. AP Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Recommended Recommended promotion Daily deals promotion Activate full access today to get our mobile apps We’re writing to thank you again for your [NEWSPAPER NAME] subscription, and to share some tips and handy links that you can use to take advantage of the exciting new full-access subscription program.