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Events and People Who Made History on January 3

3rd Century

236 - St. Anterus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
269 - St. Felix I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

10th Century

936 - Duke Alberik II of Spoleto appoints his son Pope Leo VII

14th Century

1338 - Jacob of Arteveld elected mayor of Ghent

15th Century

1407 - Bloody battles between Hoeksen and Kabeljauwen in Dordrecht
1431 - Joan of Arc handed over to the bishop

16th Century

1521 - Martin Luther excommunicated by Roman Catholic Church

17th Century

1638 - Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel"
1638 - Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
1667 - Resistance of Androsovo in Russia-Poland
1667 - Russia and Poland sign Truce of Androsovo

18th Century

1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlies army leaves Glasgow,
1750 - Tax revolt in Haarlem, Netherlands
1752 - East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malakka: 92 killed
1777 - Washington defeats British at Battle of Princeton, NJ
1780 - Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung

19th Century

1825 - Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community
1831 - 1st U.S. building and loan association organized, Frankford, Penn
1833 - Britain seizes control of Falkland Islands in South Atlantic
1840 - 1st deep sea sounding
1847 - California town of Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco
1852 - 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
1861 - Delaware legislature rejects proposal to join Confederacy
1861 - U.S. Ft. Pulaski and Ft. Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia
1862 - Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester
1865 - Con Orem and Hugh O'Neill box 193 rounds before darkness ends match
1868 - Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan's emperors
1870 - Brooklyn Bridge construction begins; completed May 24, 1883
1871 - Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, New York
1872 - 1st patent list issued by U.S. Patent Office
1876 - 1st free kindergarten in U.S. opens in Florence, Mass
1888 - 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington D.C.
1889 - Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg, WA, asks for statehood
1890 - 1st U.S. college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin
1896 - Emperor Wilhelm congratulates President Kruger on the Jameson Raid

20th Century

1900 - Gerhart Hauptmanns "Schluck und Jau," premieres in Berlin
1900 - Perihelion Passage
1902 - Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, vs. England at MCG
1910 - British miners strike for 8 hour working day
1911 - U.S. postal savings bank inaugurated
1912 - South Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to Exposition, free
1914 - Kelman/Cushing/Heath' musical "Sari," premieres in New York City
1918 - U.S. employment service opens as a unit of Department of Labor
1920 - Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres
1920 - New York Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from Red Sox for $125,000
1921 - Turkey makes peace with Armenia
1922 - 1st living person identified on a U.S. coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
1924 - British egyptologist Howard Carter finds sarcophagus of Tutankhamun
1925 - Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator
1926 - Greek General Theodorus Pangulos names himself dictator
1929 - 27 year old William S. Paley becomes CBS president
1929 - Bradman scores 112 vs. England at MCG - his 1st Test century
1931 - Nels Stewart of Montreal Maroons scores 2 goals in 4 sec (record)
1938 - March of Dimes established to fight polio
1939 - Gene Cox becomes 1st girl page in U.S. House of Representatives
1940 - WPG-AM in Atlantic City New Jersey consolidates with WBIL and WOV as "new" WOV
1941 - Canada and U.S. acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)
1941 - Italian counter offensive in Albania
1941 - Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances" premieres in Philadelphia
1942 - American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms
1943 - 1st missing persons telecast (New York City)
1943 - Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
1945 - Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab
1945 - British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
1945 - Cato-Meridian School, New York, installs germicidal lamps in every room
1945 - Greek General Plastiras forms government
1945 - John Patrick's "Hasty Heart," premieres in New York City
1945 - U.S. aircraft carriers attack Okinawa
1947 - 1st opening session of Congress to be televised
1947 - William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
1948 - Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 and 127*) vs. India MCG
1949 - "Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
1951 - 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/U.S. agents
1951 - Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (U.S. athlete of 1950)
1952 - Australia beat West Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
1952 - "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
1955 - Jose Ramon Guizado becomes president of Panama
1957 - 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa
1958 - Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland
1958 - Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick vs. South Africa at Cape Town
1959 - Alaska admitted as 49th U.S. state
1961 - Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education and Labor
1961 - U.S. breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
1962 - Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome
1962 - Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
1963 - WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
1966 - Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE
1967 - Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion
1967 - "Tonight Show" is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes
1967 - WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 - Rep Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. seated by Congress
1970 - "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 84 performances
1970 - "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 1508 performances
1970 - Marxist government takes over in Congo
1970 - WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
1971 - Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game
1971 - Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco '49ers 17-10 in NFC championship game
1971 - "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City after 72 performances
1973 - George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million
1974 - Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain
1974 - Burma accepts its constitution
1974 - Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
1974 - Miguel Pinero's "Short Eyes," premieres in New York City
1974 - New York Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
1976 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 - Apple Computers incorporated
1977 - Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games)
1978 - Chandrasekar takes 6-52 and 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win
1980 - Gold hits record $634 an ounce
1981 - 55th Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beats W Turnbull (60 75)
1981 - Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
1981 - Greg Chappell scores 204 vs. India at the SCG
1981 - Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 m butterfly (58.91)
1983 - Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
1984 - Syria frees captured U.S. pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson
1985 - Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
1985 - Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
1987 - "Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 56 performances
1987 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin
1987 - Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in New York City
1987 - "Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 48 performances
1988 - Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut
1988 - Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British Prime Minister this century
1989 - Jim and Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
1989 - Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement
1990 - Panama's leader General Manuel Noriega surrenders to U.S. authorities
1991 - Israel reopens consulate in U.S.S.R. after 23 years
1991 - Los Angeles King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against New York Islanders
1992 - 32 Cubans defect to the U.S. via helicopter
1992 - Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* vs. India at Sydney
1993 - "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City after 452 performances
1993 - "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 22 performances
1993 - Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months
1993 - "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers New York City after 780 performances
1993 - "Secret Garden" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 706 performances
1993 - "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin New York City after 10 performances
1994 - 100s killed in Venezuela in prison revolt
1994 - 35-foot-tall Chief Wahoo, trademark of Indians on top of Stadium since 1962, is taken down, to be moved to Jacob's Field
1994 - "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater New York City after 13 performances
1994 - Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia: 122 killed
1997 - Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final Today show on NBC-TV
1997 - Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick vs. England at Harare
1997 - Zimbabwe clean-sweep ODI series vs. England 3-0
1998 - Grandpa Jones suffers a stroke
1998 - "Side Show," closes at Richard Rodgers New York City after 91 performances

21st Century

2004 - Flash Airlines flight 604 crashes near Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, killing 148
2007 - Gerald Ford is buried in Grand Rapids, Michigan
2009 - Israel launches an invasion of the Gaza strip


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