Historical Events on 3rd January

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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
1431 - Joan of Arc handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon
1496 - Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.
1521 - Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church
1638 - Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of "Hostage rights of Aemstel"
1638 - Schouwburg Theater, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
1667 - Resistance of Androsovo in Russia-Poland
1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlies army leaves Glasgow, [NS=1/14]
Founder of Protestanism Martin LutherFounder of Protestanism Martin Luther 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 Malakka: 92 killed
1777 - General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, NJ
1780 - Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung
1823 - Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
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
Founder of Texas Stephen F. AustinFounder of Texas Stephen F. Austin 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
1848 - Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first President of the independent African Republic of Liberia.
1852 - 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
1861 - Delaware legislature rejects proposal to join Confederacy
1861 - US Ft Pulaski & Ft Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia
1862 - Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester
1865 - Con Orem & Hugh O'Neill box 193 rounds before darkness ends match
Confederate General Stonewall JacksonConfederate General Stonewall Jackson 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
1888 - 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC
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.
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann 1900 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Schluck und Jau," premieres in Berlin
1900 - Perihelion Passage
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
1912 - South Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to Exposition, free
1912 - 10th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Christchurch (5-0)
1914 - Kelman/Cushing/Heath' musical "Sari," premieres in NYC
1918 - US employment service opens as a unit of Dept of Labor
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
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1925 - Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator
1926 - Greek gen Theodorus Pangulos names himself dictator
1929 - 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS pres
1929 - Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century
1931 - Nels Stewart of Montreal Maroons scores 2 goals in 4 sec (record)
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.
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 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
1941 - Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances" premieres in Philadelphia
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
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1945 - British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
1945 - Cato-Meridian School, NY, 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
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
1947 - 1st opening session of Congress to be televised
1947 - William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
1948 - Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
NYC Gangster Charles NYC Gangster Charles "Lucky" Luciano 1949 - "Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
1951 - 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/US agents
1951 - Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)
1952 - "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
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
Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund HillaryMountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary 1958 - Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland
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
1962 - Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
1963 - WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 - Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
Cuban President Fidel CastroCuban President Fidel Castro 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
1967 - WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 - John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ
1969 - Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
1970 - "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
1970 - "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon 1970 - Marxist government takes over in Congo
1970 - WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
1971 - "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 72 perfs
1971 - Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game
1971 - Dallas Cowboys beat SF '49ers 17-10 in NFC championship game
1972 - The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb in Callender Street, Belfast, which injures over 60 people
1973 - George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million
1974 - Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner 1974 - Burma accepts its constitution
1974 - Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
1974 - Miguel Pinero's "Short Eyes," premieres in NYC
1974 - NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
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)
1978 - Chandrasekar takes 6-52 & 6-52 at MCG in Indian innings win
1980 - Gold hits record $634 an ounce
1981 - 55th Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beats W Turnbull (60 75)
1981 - Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
1981 - Greg Chappell scores 204 v India at the SCG
1981 - Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 m butterfly (58.91)
1983 - Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
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
1987 - "Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances
1987 - "Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 48 performances
1987 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin
1988 - Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut
British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 1988 - Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century
1989 - Jim & Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
1989 - Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement
1990 - Panama's leader Gen Manuel Noriega surrenders to US authorities
1991 - Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years
1991 - LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders
1992 - 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter
1992 - Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney
1993 - "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 perfs
1993 - "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 perfs
1993 - "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 perfs
1993 - "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances
1993 - "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
1993 - Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months
1993 - "The Comeback", QB Frank Reich led the Buffalo Bills back from a 32-point deficit, to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in a wild card playoff game, the greatest comeback ever in pro football history
1994 - "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 13 performances
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
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
1997 - Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV
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 $27.7 billion USD to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys.
1998 - "Side Show," closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances
1998 - Grandpa Jones suffers a stroke
1999 - Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
1999 - The Mars Polar Lander was launched.
2004 - Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.
Disc jockey and actor Casey KasemDisc jockey and actor Casey Kasem 2004 - After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of "American Top 40" to Ryan Seacrest
2005 - Craig Ferguson becomes the host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS
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

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