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Notable Historical Events for January 3rd

1496Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.

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

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

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

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

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

1988Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century

1862Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester

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

1431Joan of Arc handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon

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Notable Birthdays on January 3rd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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