Today in History - Historical Events - January 3rd

← Dec Feb → January

Historical Events | Historical Events | Famous Birthdays | Deaths | Weddings | Divorces

Hop to:
Notable Historical Events on January 3rd

2005Craig Ferguson becomes the host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS

1925Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator

1496Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.

2004After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of "American Top 40" to Ryan Seacrest

1862Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester

1945British Premier Winston Churchill visits France

1823Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.

1962Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro

1521Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church

1973George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million

1929Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century

1946As 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

1988Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century

1958Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland

1777General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, NJ

1948Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG

1969John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ

1900Gerhart Hauptmann's "Schluck und Jau," premieres in Berlin

1834The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.

1431Joan of Arc handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon

January 3rd Historical Events
Date Event
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] 
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 
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 
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. 
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 
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. 
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 
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 
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 
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" 
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 
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 
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 
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. 
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 
2016
Armed protesters take over federal wildlife refuge in Oregon 
2016
Mexican mayor slain one day after taking office 
2016
Four spectators at Dakar Rally injured by race car 
2016
6.7-magnitude earthquake shakes area of northeastern India 
2016
Saudi Arabia severs ties with Iran as Mideast protests rage 
2016
Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls breaks Michael Jordan's team record for points in a half Butlerscored 40 points in the second half. The Bulls won the game 115-113 over the Toronto Raptors. 
2017
Storms Kill 4, Damage Buildings Across Southern States 
2017
Islamic State suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market 
Keep in touch with us:
beta testing:

nothing here now


Today in history calendar
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31