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Today In History - January 3

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Today in History in 1431 Joan of Arc was handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon; in 1496 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tested a flying machine; and in 1938 the March of Dimes was established to fight polio.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 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
  • 1777 - General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, N.J.
  • 1823 - Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
  • 1862 - Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester
  • 1888 - 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC
  • 1925 - Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator
  • 1938 - March of Dimes established to fight polio
  • 1953 - Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
  • 1957 - 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster, Pa.
  • 1958 - Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland
  • 1959 - Alaska admitted as 49th US state
  • 1964 - Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
  • 1977 - Apple Computer, Inc. incorporates
  • 1985 - Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
  • 1997 - Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV
  • 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

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Famous Birthdays

  • 106 BC - Cicero, Roman statesman and philosopher (d. 43 BC)
  • 1892 - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, South Africa, philologist/writer (Lord of Rings)
  • 1905 - Ray Milland, Neath Wales, actor (Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945)
  • 1909 - Victor Borge, [Borge Rosenbaum], Copenhagen Denmark, pianist/comedian
  • 1916 - Betty Furness, actress/journalist/consumer activist (Studio 1), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 - Victoria Principal, Fukuoka Japan, actress (Earthquake, Pamela-Dallas)
  • 1956 - Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)
  • 1975 - Jason Marsden, actor (General Hospital, Eddie-Munsters Today)

Famous Weddings

  • 1783 - US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (27) weds Mary Willis Ambler in Hanover County, Virginia
  • 1923 - German politician Hermann Goering (30) weds Carin Hulda (34)
  • 1939 - MLB catcher Roy Campanella (18) weds Bernice Ray
  • 1986 - Britain's greatest golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett
  • 1987 - Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in NYC
  • 1987 - Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa
  • 2003 - Actress Emily Mortimer (31) weds actor Alessandro Nivola (30) in Chilterns, Buckinghamshire
  • 2004 - Singer Britney Spears (22) weds childhood pal Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Divorces

  • 1990 - Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (41) divorces singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (29) after almost 7 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1875 - George Bizet, composer, dies
  • 1967 - Jack Ruby, assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, dies of pulmonary embolism at 55
  • 1980 - Joy Adamson, Czech conservationist and author (Born Free), killed by her servant at 69
  • 2014 - Phillip "Phil" Everly, American musician ("The Everly Brothers")

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