Three things from history that occurred on Jan. 4:

*In 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt claims in his State of the Union message that the federal government will provide jobs for 3.5 million Americans on welfare.

*In 1999 Jesse “The Body” Ventura, a former professional wrestler, is sworn in as populist governor of Minnesota.

*In 2007 Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) becomes the first female speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.