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What Happened on January 3rd This Day in History

Year Name
2023 Singapore's Jurong Bird Park permanently closes.
2020 Iranian General Qasem Soleimani is killed by an American airstrike near Baghdad International Airport, igniting global concerns of a potential armed conflict.
2019 Chang'e 4 makes the first soft landing on the far side of the Moon, deploying the Yutu-2 lunar rover.
2018 For the first time in history, all five major storm surge gates in the Netherlands are closed simultaneously in the wake of a storm.
2016 In response to the execution of Nimr al-Nimr, Iran ends its diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia.
2015 Boko Haram militants destroy the entire town of Baga in north-east Nigeria, starting the Baga massacre and killing as many as 2,000 people.
2009 The first block of the blockchain of the decentralized payment system Bitcoin, called the Genesis block, is established by the creator of the system, Satoshi Nakamoto.
2004 Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it one of the deadliest aviation accidents in Egyptian history.
2002 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Israeli forces seize the Palestinian freighter Karine A in the Red Sea, finding 50 tons of weapons.
1999 The Mars Polar Lander is launched by NASA.
1994 Baikal Airlines Flight 130 crashes near Mamoney, Irkutsk, Russia, resulting in 125 deaths.
1993 In Moscow, Russia, George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
1992 CommutAir Flight 4821 crashes on approach to Adirondack Regional Airport, in Saranac Lake, New York, killing two people.
1990 United States invasion of Panama: Manuel Noriega, former leader of Panama, surrenders to American forces.
1987 Varig Flight 797 crashes near Akouré in the Ivory Coast, resulting in 50 deaths.
1977 Apple Computer is incorporated.
1976 The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, comes into force.
1962 Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
1961 Cold War: After a series of economic retaliations against one another, the United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.
1961 The SL-1 nuclear reactor, near Idaho Falls, Idaho, is destroyed by a steam explosion in the only reactor incident in the United States to cause immediate fatalities.
1961 A protest by agricultural workers in Baixa de Cassanje, Portuguese Angola, turns into a revolt, opening the Angolan War of Independence, the first of the Portuguese Colonial Wars.
1961 Aero Flight 311 crashes into the forest in Kvevlax, Finland, killing 25 people.
1959 Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
1958 The West Indies Federation is formed.
1957 The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
1956 A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
1953 Frances P. Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
1949 The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, is established.
1947 Proceedings of the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time.
1946 Popular Canadian American jockey George Woolf dies in a freak accident during a race; the annual George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award is created to honor him.
1944 World War II: US flying ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Vought F4U Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Mitsubishi A6M Zero.
1933 Minnie D. Craig becomes the first woman elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first woman to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
1920 Over 640 are killed after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes the Mexican states Puebla and Veracruz.
1913 An Atlantic coast storm sets the lowest confirmed barometric pressure reading for a non-tropical system in the continental United States.
1913 First Balkan War: Greece completes its capture of the eastern Aegean island of Chios, as the last Ottoman forces on the island surrender.[19]
1911 A magnitude 7.7 earthquake destroys the city of Almaty in Russian Turkestan.
1911 A gun battle in the East End of London leaves two dead. It sparked a political row over the involvement of then-Home Secretary Winston Churchill.
1885 Sino-French War: Beginning of the Battle of Núi Bop.
1871 In the Battle of Bapaume, an engagement in the Franco-Prussian War, General Louis Faidherbe's forces bring about a Prussian retreat.
1870 Construction work begins on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, United States.
1868 Meiji Restoration in Japan: The Tokugawa shogunate is abolished; agents of Satsuma and Chōshū seize power.
1861 American Civil War: Delaware votes not to secede from the United States.
1848 Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first president of Liberia.
1833 Captain James Onslow, in the Clio, reasserts British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.
1815 Austria, the United Kingdom, and France form a secret defensive alliance against Prussia and Russia.
1777 American General George Washington defeats British General Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton.
1749 Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
1749 The first issue of Berlingske, Denmark's oldest continually operating newspaper, is published.
1653 By the Coonan Cross Oath, the Eastern Church in India cuts itself off from colonial Portuguese tutelage.
1521 Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem.
250 Emperor Decius orders everyone in the Roman Empire (except Jews) to make sacrifices to the Roman gods.
69 The Roman legions on the Rhine refuse to declare their allegiance to Galba, instead proclaiming their legate, Aulus Vitellius, as emperor.
Famous People Born on January 3

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Year Name
1887 August Macke, German-French painter (d. 1914)
1840 Father Damien, Flemish priest and missionary (d. 1889)
1937 Glen A. Larson, American director, producer, and screenwriter, created Battlestar Galactica (d. 2014)
1934 Carla Anderson Hills, American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
1987 Kim Ok-bin, South Korean actress and singer
1861 William Renshaw, English tennis player (d. 1904)
1964 Bruce LaBruce, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
1816 Samuel C. Pomeroy, American businessman and politician (d. 1891)
1910 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player and manager (d. 2000)
1929 Ernst Mahle, German-Brazilian composer and conductor
Famous People Deaths On January 3

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Date Name
1826 Louis-Gabriel Suchet, French general (b. 1770)
1933 Wilhelm Cuno, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
1967 Mary Garden, Scottish-American soprano and actress (b. 1874)
1959 Edwin Muir, Scottish poet, author, and translator (b. 1887)
236 Anterus, pope of the Catholic Church
1988 Rose Ausländer, Ukrainian-German poet and author (b. 1901)
2002 Satish Dhawan, Indian engineer (b. 1920)
2023 Elena Huelva, Spanish cancer activist and influencer (b. 2002)
1927 Carl David Tolmé Runge, German physicist and mathematician (b. 1856)
2007 William Verity, Jr., American businessman and politician, 27th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1917)