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Friday, January 3, 2014

This was 3rd day of the year and 362 days remained in the year.

January 3 Birthdays

Lucretia Mott
1793–1880, American feminist.

orator (106 B.C.)

Anne Ayres
nun (1816)

Father Damien
missionary (1840)

J.R.R. Tolkien
author (1892)

ZaSu Pitts
actor (1894)

Victor Borge
pianist, comedian (1909)

Sergio Leone
filmmaker (1929)

Mel Gibson
actor, director, producer (1956)

Michael Schumacher
auto racer (1969)

Danica McKellar
actor (1975)

January 3 in History


Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X.


George Washington defeated Cornwallis's forces at the Battle of Princeton.


Britain seized control of the Falkland Islands.


Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge began.


The New York Yankees acquired Babe Ruth and so began the "curse of the Bambino" that haunted the Boston Red Sox until 2004.


Congressional proceedings were televised for the first time.


Sir Edmund Hillary reached the South Pole overland.


Alaska became the 49th state in the United States.


Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro.


Jack Ruby, the man who shot John Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, died.


Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Manuel Noriega surrendered to U.S. forces.

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.

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