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Notable Historical Events for January 3rd

1496Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.

1862Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester

1973George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million

1925Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator

1929Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century

1777General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, NJ

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

1988Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century

1962Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro

1945British Premier Winston Churchill visits France

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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)

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

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

January 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 3rd

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

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

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

1939MLB catcher Roy Campanella (18) weds Bernice Ray

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

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

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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