What Happened on January 3

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Did You Know?

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist, Aretha Franklin

On January 3, 1987

Famous Weddings

  • 1783 US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (27) weds Mary Willis Ambler in Hanover County, Virginia
  • 1923 German politician Hermann Goering (30) weds Carin Hulda (34)
  • 1939 MLB catcher Roy Campanella (18) weds Bernice Ray
  • 1986 British golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett
  • 1987 Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in NYC

Famous Divorces

  • 1990 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (41) divorces singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (29) after almost 7 years of marriage
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Would You Believe?

The first known use of the word automobile, was seen in an editorial in The New York Times.

On January 3, 1899