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Notable Historical Events for January 3rd

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

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

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

1945British Premier Winston Churchill visits France

1823Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.

1962Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro

1958Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland

1900Gerhart Hauptmann's "Schluck und Jau," premieres in Berlin

1948Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG

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

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Notable Birthdays on January 3rd

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

1969Michael Schumacher, Hurth, Germany, Formula One racing driver (seven time world champion)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on January 3rd

1939MLB catcher Roy Campanella (18) weds Bernice Ray

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

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

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

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

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

January 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 3rd

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

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

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