Monday, August 15, 2022 (Week 33)

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.

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2000
The last original weekday Peanuts comic strip is published after a 50-year run, following the death of the strip’s creator, Charles Schultz.
1999
Mars Polar Lander launched.
1996
The first mobile flip phone, the Motorola StarTAC, goes on sale.
1994
More than 7 million people receive South African citizenship that had previously been denied under Apartheid policies.
1993
George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
1990
Manuel Noriega, former leader of Panama, surrenders to US forces.
1985
President Ronald Reagan condemns a rash of arson attacks on abortion clinics.
1978
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.
1977
Apple Computers incorporates.
1966
Cambodia warns the United Nations of retaliation unless the United States and South Vietnam end intrusions.
1961
The United States breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba.
1959
Alaska is admitted into the Union as the 49th and largest state.
1959
Fidel Castro takes command of the Cuban army.
1958
The British create the West Indies Federation with Lord Hailes as governor general.
1946
President Harry S. Truman calls on Americans to spur Congress to act on the on-going labor crisis.
1933
The Japanese take Shuangyashan, China, killing 500 Chinese.
1931
Hundreds of farmers storm a small town in depression-plagued Arkansas demanding food.
1930
The second conference on Germany’s war reparations begins at the Hague, in the Netherlands.
1924
King Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus is uncovered near Luxor, Egypt.
1921
Italy halts the issuing of passports to those emigrating to the United States.
1920
The last of the U.S. troops depart France.
1916
Three armored Japanese cruisers are ordered to guard the Suez Canal.
1912
Plans are announced for a new $150,000 Brooklyn stadium for the Trolley Dodgers baseball team.
1910
The Social Democratic Congress in Germany demands universal suffrage.
1903
The Bulgarian government renounces the Treaty of Commerce tying it to the Austro-Hungarian empire.
1861
Delaware rejects a proposal that it join the South in seceding from the Union.
1777
General George Washington defeats the British led by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis, at Princeton, New Jersey.
1521
Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.