On This Day

Historical Events on January 3 (Part 2)

  • 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 Security expert reveal two security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre which affect most microprocessors

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 Previously unknown ancient Beringians group of people unearthed in Alaska, earliest known Native Americans at 11,500 years old
  • 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
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi

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

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
  • 2020 US drone strike kills top Iranian security and intelligence commander, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani outside Baghdad airport in Iraq