January 3 in History
What happened on January 3 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on january 3 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on january 3 in history.
The last original weekday Peanuts comic strip is published after a 50-year run, following the death of the strip’s creator, Charles Schultz.
Mars Polar Lander launched.
The first mobile flip phone, the Motorola StarTAC, goes on sale.
More than 7 million people receive South African citizenship that had previously been denied under Apartheid policies.
George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
Manuel Noriega, former leader of Panama, surrenders to US forces.
President Ronald Reagan condemns a rash of arson attacks on abortion clinics.
North Vietnamese troops reportedly occupy 400 square miles in Cambodia. North Vietnamese Army (NVA) troops were using Laos and Cambodia as staging areas for attacks against allied forces.
Apple Computers incorporates.
Cambodia warns the United Nations of retaliation unless the United States and South Vietnam end intrusions.
The United States breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Alaska is admitted into the Union as the 49th and largest state.
Fidel Castro takes command of the Cuban army.
The British create the West Indies Federation with Lord Hailes as governor general.
President Harry S. Truman calls on Americans to spur Congress to act on the on-going labor crisis.
The Japanese take Shuangyashan, China, killing 500 Chinese.
Hundreds of farmers storm a small town in depression-plagued Arkansas demanding food.
The second conference on Germany’s war reparations begins at the Hague, in the Netherlands.
King Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus is uncovered near Luxor, Egypt.
Italy halts the issuing of passports to those emigrating to the United States.
The last of the U.S. troops depart France.
Three armored Japanese cruisers are ordered to guard the Suez Canal.
Plans are announced for a new $150,000 Brooklyn stadium for the Trolley Dodgers baseball team.
The Social Democratic Congress in Germany demands universal suffrage.
The Bulgarian government renounces the Treaty of Commerce tying it to the Austro-Hungarian empire.
Delaware rejects a proposal that it join the South in seceding from the Union.
General George Washington defeats the British led by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis, at Princeton, New Jersey.
Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.