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January 3rd, 2007 (January 03 2007)EventNational Express has its worst ever coach crash just outside Heathrow Airport.
January 3rd, 2004 (January 03 2004)EventFlight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.
January 3rd, 1999 (January 03 1999)EventThe Mars Polar Lander was launched.
January 3rd, 1999 (January 03 1999)EventIsrael detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
January 3rd, 1997 (January 03 1997)EventThe 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.
January 3rd, 1994 (January 03 1994)EventAn Aeroflot Tupolev TU-154 crashes and explodes after takeoff from Irkutsk, Russia, killing 125 people including one on the ground.
January 3rd, 1993 (January 03 1993)EventIn Moscow, George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).George H. W. Bush Quotes
January 3rd, 1990 (January 03 1990)EventFormer leader of Panama Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces.
January 3rd, 1988 (January 03 1988)EventMargaret Thatcher becomes the longest-serving British Prime Minister in the 20th Century.Margaret Thatcher Quotes
January 3rd, 1977 (January 03 1977)EventApple Computer is incorporated.
January 3rd, 1962 (January 03 1962)EventPope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.Fidel Castro Quotes
January 3rd, 1961 (January 03 1961)EventThe United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.
January 3rd, 1961 (January 03 1961)EventThe SL-1, a government-run reactor near Idaho Falls, Idaho, leaks radiation, killing three workers.
January 3rd, 1959 (January 03 1959)EventAlaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. State.
January 3rd, 1958 (January 03 1958)EventThe West Indies Federation is formed.
January 3rd, 1957 (January 03 1957)EventThe Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
January 3rd, 1956 (January 03 1956)EventA fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
January 3rd, 1953 (January 03 1953)EventFrances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
January 3rd, 1947 (January 03 1947)EventProceedings of the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time.
January 3rd, 1945 (January 03 1945)EventWorld War II: Admiral Chester W Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. Naval forces in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Japan.
January 3rd, 1944 (January 03 1944)EventWorld War II: Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.
January 3rd, 1938 (January 03 1938)EventThe March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
January 3rd, 1933 (January 03 1933)EventMinnie 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.
January 3rd, 1932 (January 03 1932)EventMartial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit. Martial Quotes
January 3rd, 1925 (January 03 1925)EventBenito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy.Benito Mussolini Quotes
January 3rd, 1924 (January 03 1924)EventEnglish explorer Howard Carter discovers the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt.Howard Carter Quotes
January 3rd, 1921 (January 03 1921)EventTurkey makes peace with Armenia.
January 3rd, 1899 (January 03 1899)EventThe first known use of the word automobile, was seen in an editorial in The New York Times.
January 3rd, 1888 (January 03 1888)EventThe refracting telescope at the Lick Observatory, measuring 91 cm in diameter, is used for the first time. It was the largest telescope in the world at the time.
January 3rd, 1870 (January 03 1870)EventThe construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins.
January 3rd, 1868 (January 03 1868)EventMeiji Restoration in Japan: The Tokugawa shogunate is abolished; agents of Satsuma and Choshu seize power.
January 3rd, 1861 (January 03 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: Delaware votes not to secede from the United States.
January 3rd, 1848 (January 03 1848)EventJoseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first president of the independent African Republic of Liberia.
January 3rd, 1834 (January 03 1834)EventThe government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.
January 3rd, 1823 (January 03 1823)EventStephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
January 3rd, 1815 (January 03 1815)EventAustria, the United Kingdom, and France form a secret defensive alliance treaty against Prussia and Russia.
January 3rd, 1777 (January 03 1777)EventAmerican general George Washington defeats British general Charles Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton.George Washington Quotes
January 3rd, 1749 (January 03 1749)EventBenning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
January 3rd, 1521 (January 03 1521)EventPope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem.Martin Luther Quotes
January 3rd, 1496 (January 03 1496)EventLeonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.
January 3rd, 1431 (January 03 1431)EventJoan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Joan of Arc Quotes

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