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The Yankee Datebook

The Yankee Datebook
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January 1

1904. L Street Brownies take their first plunge into the frigid waters of South Boston’s Dorchester Bay, beginning a tradition that still continues.

January 2

Women ski and ride Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont, all day for just $39. Also Jan. 9, 16, and 30. 800-786-5366, 802-228-4041; okemo.com

January 3

1920. Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sells Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees.

January 5

1643. First divorce granted in the American Colonies.

January 6

1994. Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan of Stoneham, Massachusetts, is attacked by a club-wielding assailant at a practice session for the Olympic trials.
January 6

NFL playoffs begin. We trust that the Patriots will be fixing us to our seats all the way to the Super Bowl.

January 8

The slopes are free this week for kids 12 and under at Sunday River in Newry, Maine. 207-824-3000; sundayriver.com

January 12

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