Historical Events on January 3 (Part 2)

  • 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
  • 2014 Tommy Lynn Sells is executed at Texas State Penitentiary, Huntsville, for the murder of nine-year-old Mary Perez, thought to have committed 21 more murders
  • 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
  • 2016 Jimmy Butler breaks Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls record for points in an NBA half, scoring 40 of his 42 points in the second half to lead the Bulls in a 115-113 victory over the Toronto Raptors
  • 2016 Scotsman Gary Anderson retains his PDC World Darts Championship beating Adrian Lewis of England, 7-5 at the Alexandra Palace, London
  • 2018 First bionic hand with a sense of touch, for use outside a lab unveiled in Rome
  • 2018 Landslide and flooding caused by heavy rains in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, kills at least 37

Fire and Fury

2018 Lawyers of US President Donald Trump try to stop the publication of book on Trump's administration "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolff

  • 2018 Previously unknown ancient Beringians group of people unearthed in Alaska, earliest known Native Americans at 11,500 years old
  • 2018 Security expert reveal two security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre which affect most microprocessors

Music History

2019 "Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries investigating sexual abuse by R&B singer R. Kelly premieres on Lifetime in the US

Election of Interest

2019 116th US Congress convenes in Washington, D.C., electing Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives for the second time

  • 2019 Archaeologists in Mexico announce discovery of pre-Aztec temple to god Xipe Tótec in Puebla state (dated 900-1150 AD)
  • 2019 Chinese Chang'e-4 spacecraft becomes the first ever to touch down on the far side of the Moon
  • 2020 US drone strike kills top Iranian security and intelligence commander, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani outside Baghdad airport in Iraq
  • 2021 Welshman Gerwyn Price wins his first PDC World Darts Championship; beats Gary Anderson of Scotland, 7-3 at the Alexandra Palace in London
  • 2022 America records one million new COVID-19 cases for the first time, Omicron accounting for an estimated 95% of these [1]
  • 2022 Apple becomes the first US company to be worth $3 trillion in value, after tripling its price in under four years [1]

Elizabeth Holmes Found Guilty

2022 Elizabeth Holmes, founder of blood-testing start-up Theranos is found guilty on four counts of fraud in San Jose, California [1]

Music History

2022 Rock singer David Lee Roth cancels his pre-retirement residency in Las Vegas due to "unforeseen circumstances related to COVID..."

  • 2022 Scotsman Peter Wright wins his second PDC World Darts Championship; beats Michael Smith of England, 7-5 at the Alexandra Palace in London

Ronaldo's Record Salary

2023 Cristiano Ronaldo joins Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr for the “biggest salary ever in football”, leaving Manchester United after criticizing it publicly [1]

  • 2023 England's Michael Smith hits a nine-dart finish on the way to his first PDC world darts title, beating Dutchman Michael van Gerwen, 7-4 at the Alexandra Palace, London