On this day: January 2

POSTED: 6:45 PM PST January 1, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST January 1, 2016 
55 mph speed limit sign on rural road

The Lindbergh baby kidnapping trial begins, the Jets give Namath a record contract, Nixon lowers the nation's maximum speed limit to 55, and oil tops $100 a barrel for the first time, all on this day.