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Notable Historical Events for January 3rd

1946As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles "Lucky" Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy

1862Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester

2005Craig Ferguson becomes the host of "The Late Late Show" on CBS

1496Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.

1431Joan of Arc handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon

1834The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.

1969John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ

1962Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro

1925Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator

1521Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church

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Notable Birthdays on January 3rd

1956Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)

106 BCCicero, Roman statesman and philosopher (d. 43 BC)

1939Bobby Hull, Pointe Anne Ontario, Canadian NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72)

1892John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, South Africa, philologist/writer (Lord of Rings)

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Notable Weddings on January 3rd

1939MLB catcher Roy Campanella (18) weds Bernice Ray

1986Britain's greatest golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett

2004Singer Britney Spears (22) weds childhood pal Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas, Nevada

1987Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa

1783US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (27) weds Mary Willis Ambler in Hanover County, Virginia

1923Politician Hermann Goering (30) weds Carin Hulda (34)

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Notable Deaths on January 3rd

1967Jack Ruby, assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, dies of pulmonary embolism at 55

1980Joy Adamson, Czech conservationist and author (Born Free), killed by her servant at 69

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