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Chase's Calendar of Events 2014, 57th Edition by Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events

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CIVIL SERVICE CREATED: ANNIVERSARY. Jan 16, 1883. The US Congress passed a bill creating the civil service.

DEAN, DIZZY: BIRTH ANNIVERSARY. Jan 16, 1911. Jay Hanna “Dizzy” Dean, major league pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals) and Hall of Fame member, was born at Lucas, AR. Following his baseball career, Dean established himself as a radio and TV sports announcer and commentator, becoming famous for his innovative delivery. “He slud into third,” reported Dizzy, who on another occasion explained that “Me and Paul [baseball player brother Paul “Daffy” Dean]... didn’t get much education.” Died at Reno, NV, July 17, 1974.

EISENHOWER ASSUMES COMMAND: 70th ANNIVERSARY. Jan 16, 1944. General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in London to assume command of the ...

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