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Notable Historical Events for January 3rd

1925Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator

1988Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century

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

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

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

1945British Premier Winston Churchill visits France

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

2004After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of "American Top 40" to Ryan Seacrest

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

1496Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.

January 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 3rd

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

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

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

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

January 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 3rd

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)

1939MLB catcher Roy Campanella (18) weds Bernice Ray

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

January 3rd Weddings
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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

January 3rd Deaths
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