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Notable Historical Events for January 3rd

1958Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland

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

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

1496Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.

1962Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro

1945British Premier Winston Churchill visits France

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on January 3rd

106 BCCicero, Roman statesman and philosopher (d. 43 BC)

1956Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)

1892John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, South Africa, philologist/writer (Lord of Rings)

1969Michael Schumacher, Hurth, Germany, Formula One racing driver (seven time world champion)

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Notable Weddings on January 3rd

1939MLB catcher Roy Campanella (18) weds Bernice Ray

1783US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (27) weds Mary Willis Ambler in Hanover County, Virginia

1987Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa

1923Politician Hermann Goering (30) weds Carin Hulda (34)

1986Britain's greatest golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett

2004Singer Britney Spears (22) weds childhood pal Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas, Nevada

January 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 3rd

1967Jack Ruby, assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, dies of pulmonary embolism at 55

1980Joy Adamson, Czech conservationist and author (Born Free), killed by her servant at 69

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