What Happened on January 3

Significant Events

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Did You Know?

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

On January 3, 1987

Would You Believe?

1st known use of the word "automobile", appears in an editorial in The New York Times

On January 3, 1899

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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