Events in History on January 3

  • 236 St Anterus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 269 St Felix I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 936 Duke Alberik II of Spoleto appoints his son Pope Leo VII
  • 1338 Jacob of Arteveld elected mayor of Ghent
  • 1407 Bloody battles between Hoeksen & Kabeljauwen in Dordrecht

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1431 Joan of Arc handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc

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1496 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.

Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist & Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci

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1521 Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
  • 1638 Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel"
  • 1638 Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
  • 1653 The Coonan Cross Oath is taken in the Saint Thomas Christian community in an effort to avoid submission to Portuguese rule in India
  • 1667 Resistance of Androsovo in Russia-Poland
  • 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlies army leaves Glasgow, [NS=1/14]
  • 1749 Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
  • 1750 Tax revolt in Haarlem Neth
  • 1752 East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malacca: 92 killed

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1777 General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, NJ

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1780 Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung
  • 1815 France, the United Kingdom, and Austria form an alliance against Russia and Prussia

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1823 Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.

Founder of Texas Stephen F. Austin
Founder of Texas
Stephen F. Austin
  • 1825 Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community
  • 1831 1st US building & loan association organized, Frankford, Penn
  • 1833 Britain seizes control of Falkland Islands in South Atlantic
  • 1834 The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.
  • 1840 1st deep sea sounding by James Clark Ross in south Atlantic at 2425 fathoms (14,450 feet)
  • 1848 Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first President of the independent African Republic of Liberia.
  • 1852 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
  • 1853 Solomon Northup is freed after 7 illegal years in slavery with aid of Washington Hunt, Governor of New York
  • 1861 Delaware legislature rejects proposal to join Confederacy
  • 1861 US Ft Pulaski & Ft Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia

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1862 Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • 1865 Con Orem & Hugh O'Neill box 193 rounds before darkness ends match
  • 1868 Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan's emperors
  • 1870 Construction begins on Brooklyn Bridge in New York; completed May 24, 1883
  • 1871 Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY
  • 1872 1st patent list issued by US Patent Office
  • 1885 The beginning of the Battle of Nui Bop in the Sino-French War
  • 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 US college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin
  • 1896 Emperor Wilhelm congratulates Pres Kruger on the Jameson Raid
  • 1899 The first known use of the word automobile, was seen in an editorial in The New York Times.

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1900 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Schluck und Jau," premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • 1902 Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, v England at MCG
  • 1910 British miners strike for 8 hour working day
  • 1911 US postal savings bank inaugurated
  • 1911 The Government of India announces that emigration to Natal, Southern Africa, is prohibited with effect from 1 July
  • 1911 The Russian Turkestan city of Almaty is destroyed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake
  • 1912 Southern Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco free
  • 1918 US Employment Service opens as a unit of the Department of Labor

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1919 Herbert Hoover is placed in charge of war relief in Europe

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1919 The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement, which was a short-lived agreement for the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, is signed by the King of Iraq and the President of the World Zionist Organization
  • 1920 Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres
  • 1921 Turkey makes peace with Armenia
  • 1922 1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar

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1925 Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1926 Greek gen Theodorus Pangulos names himself dictator
  • 1932 Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.
  • 1933 Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
  • 1938 March of Dimes established to fight polio
  • 1939 Gene Cox becomes 1st girl page in US House of Representatives
  • 1940 WPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as "new" WOV
  • 1941 Canada & US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)
  • 1941 Italian counter offensive in Albania
  • 1942 American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms
  • 1943 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
  • 1943 Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
  • 1944 World War II: Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.
  • 1945 Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab

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1945 British Premier Winston Churchill visits France

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 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 NYC
  • 1945 US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa

Victory in battleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

1945 Admiral Chester Nimitz begins planning assaults on Okinawa and Iwo Jima in Japan

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1946 As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles "Lucky" Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy

NYC Gangster Charles
NYC Gangster
Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • 1947 1st opening session of Congress to be televised
  • 1947 William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
  • 1949 The central bank of the Philippines, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, is founded
  • 1951 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/US agents
  • 1952 Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
  • 1953 Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
  • 1955 Jose Ramon Guizado becomes president of Panama
  • 1956 A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
  • 1957 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa

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1958 Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland

Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary
Mountaineer and Explorer
Edmund Hillary
  • 1958 Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick v South Africa at Cape Town
  • 1958 The West Indies Federation is formed.
  • 1959 Alaska admitted as 49th US state
  • 1961 Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education & Labor
  • 1961 US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
  • 1962 Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome

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1962 Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
Pope John XXIII
Pope
John XXIII
  • 1966 Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE
  • 1967 "Tonight Show" is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes
  • 1967 Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys is indicted for draft evasion
  • 1969 Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
  • 1970 Marxist government takes over in Congo
  • 1972 The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb in Callender Street, Belfast, injuring over 60 people
  • 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 NYC
  • 1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1977 Apple Computer, Inc incorporates
  • 1977 Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games)
  • 1977 Former Home Secretary Roy Jenkins announces his intention to be Britain's first President of the European Commission
  • 1977 "The Police Tapes" premiere on New York City TV station WNET, based somewhat on 1960s NYPD officers who worked in its South Bronx
  • 1978 Chandrasekar takes 6-52 & 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win
  • 1980 Gold hits record $634 an ounce
  • 1980 Babrak Karmal defends the Soviet-backed coup in first public appearance since taking power as President of Afghanistan
  • 1981 Greg Chappell scores 204 v India at the SCG
  • 1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 m butterfly (58.91)
  • 1984 Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson
  • 1985 Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
  • 1985 Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews

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1985 Mitch McConnell becomes Senator of Kentucky

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
  • 1987 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist, Aretha Franklin
  • 1988 Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut

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1988 Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1989 Jim & Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
  • 1989 Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement

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1990 Panama's leader General Manuel Noriega surrenders to US authorities

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • 1991 Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years
  • 1991 8 Iraqi embassy officials are expelled from the UK
  • 1992 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter
  • 1993 Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months

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1993 In Moscow, the Start II arms reduction treaty is signed by George H. W. Bush (USA) and Boris Yeltsin (Russia)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1994 100s killed in Venezuela in prison revolt
  • 1994 Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia: 122 killed
  • 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

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1994 Restoration of South African citizenship, announced on 15 December 1993 by the South African parliament led by President F. W. de Klerk, becomes effective four months before the first South Africa non-racial polls of 27 April, 1994

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • 1996 1st clamshell flip mobile phone, the Motorola StarTAC, goes on sale. Eventually 60 million are sold.
  • 1997 Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick v England at Harare
  • 1997 Zimbabwe clean-sweep ODI series v England 3-0
  • 1997 The People's Republic of China announces it will spend $US27.7 billion to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys
  • 1998 Grandpa Jones suffers a stroke
  • 1999 Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
  • 1999 The Mars Polar Lander was launched.
  • 2002 The Palestinian freighter Karine A is seized by Israeli forces in the Red Sea
  • 2004 Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.
  • 2007 National Express has its worst ever coach crash just outside Heathrow Airport.
  • 2009 Israeli ground forces invade Gaza.
  • 2013 27 Shiite pilgrims are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing in Musayyib, Iraq
  • 2014 Cambodian garment workers go on strike demanding a wage increase
  • 2015 18 people are killed after the Norwegian cargo ship MS Bulk Jupiter sinks off the coast of Vietnam
  • 2015 Over 2,000 people are killed in north-east Nigeria after Boko Haram militants raze the town of Baga