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January 3

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:

Gerald Ford
 Former US president Gerald Ford is laid to rest, following a private funeral in Grand
 Rapids, Michigan.
 (photo credit: NARA)


2002Antonio Todde, the world's oldest man, dies on the Italian island of Sardinia at age 112.
20002600 newspapers around the globe run the last new edition of the cartoon Peanuts by Charles Schulz.
1995The US Postal Service raises the price for a 1st-class stamp to 32 cents.
1993US president George Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin sign a treaty to reduce the inventory of nuclear missiles in both countries.
1980Joy Adamson, author of Born Free, is killed by a servant in northern Kenya.
1967Jack Ruby, the man who shot suspected JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, dies in a Dallas hospital.
1961The US severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.
1959Alaska becomes the 49th state of the US.
1947Congressional proceedings are televised for the first time as viewers in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, witness opening ceremonies of the 80th Congress.
1938The March of Dimes campaign to stomp out polio is organized.
1924British archaeologist Howard Carter uncovers the stone sarcophagus containing a solid gold coffin, within which is found the mummified remains of Tutankhamen, boy-king of Egypt.
1868The authority of the Japanese emperor is reestablished, causing a decline in the military rule of the shoguns.

George Washington
 US General George Washington's troops emerge victorious against the British in the
 Battle of Princeton.
 (photo credit: NARA)


1521  Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church for his religious beliefs.

Born today:

1975  Danica McKellar - actress

1975  Jason Marsden - actor

1969  James Carter - jazz musician

1968  Shannon Sturges - actress

1956  Mel Gibson - actor, director

1950  Victoria Principal - actress

1946  John Paul Jones - bassist (Led Zeppelin)

1945  Stephen Stills - singer, songwriter, guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Buffalo Springfield)

1943  Van Dyke Parks - singer, songwriter, producer

1939  Bobby Hull - NHL hall of famer

1936  Betty Rollin - author

1932  Dabney Coleman - actor

1932  'Coo Coo' Marlin - NASCAR racer, father of NASCAR racer Sterling Marlin

1930  Robert Loggia - movie actor (Independence Day)

1926  George Martin - record producer (The Beatles)

1923  Hank Stram - NFL coach, sportscaster

1918  Maxene Andrews - singer (The Andrews Sisters)

1909  Victor Borge - pianist, comedian

1905  Ray Milland - actor

1898  Zasu Pitts - actress

1892  J.R.R. Tolkien - author (The Lord of The Rings)

1887  August Macke - German Expressionist painter

1823  Robert Whitehead - torpedo inventor

107BC  Cicero - Roman statesman

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