Saturday, January 3, 2009
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Saturday, January 3, 2004
College football: At the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona, the Ohio State University Buckeyes defeated the University of Miami (Florida) Hurricanes, 31–24, to win the national chionship. Willis McGahee blows up his knee in his eventual final game as a Miami Hurricane and Maurice Clarett concludes his Buckeyes career as a National Bowl Chion before challenging the NFL on entering the 2003 NFL Draft.
In Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire, French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin met with political leaders of the Patriotic Movement of the Ivory Coast, who agreed to participate in negotiations to be held in Paris, France, the week of January 15, 2003. However, two independent rebel groups in the west of the country, assisted by fighters from Liberia, have seized villages and the cocoa crops inside those villages, forcing residents to flee to the port of San Pédro with no possessions. One-fifth of the world's cocoa crop passes through San Pédro. A French unit is guarding the port.
Wednesday, January 3, 1996
7.4 million is stolen from Brink\'s
Armored Car Depot in Rochester, New York
in the 5th largest robbery in U.S. history. Four men, Samuel Millar, Father Patrick Moloney, former Rochester Police officer Thomas O'Connor, and Charles McCormick, all of whom have ties to the Provisional Irish Republican Army
, are accused.
M/V "Braer", a Liberian oil tanker, runs aground off the Scottish island of Mainland, causing a massive oil spill.
US$7.4 million is stolen from Brink's Armored Car Depot in Rochester, New York in the 5th largest robbery in U.S. history. Four men, Samuel Millar, Father Patrick Moloney, former Rochester Police officer Thomas O'Connor, and Charles McCormick, all of whom have ties to the Provisional Irish Republican Army, are accused.
Wednesday, January 3, 1990
Saturday, January 3, 1987
U.S. President Ronald Reagan meets with Navy Lieutenant Robert Goodman and the Reverend Jesse Jackson at the White House, following Lieutenant Goodman's release from Syrian captivity.
BBC Open University begins in the United Kingdom.
The first Acid Test is conducted at the Fillmore, San Francisco.
The French paper "L'Express" publishes a story of Georges Figon, who took part in the kidnapping of Mehdi Ben Barka.
The prime ministers of India and Pakistan meet in Moscow.
A conference on Rhodesia begins in Lagos, Nigeria.
A gas leak
fire at the Feyzin oil refinery near Lyon
, France kills 18 and injures 84.
Wednesday, January 3, 1962
Thursday, January 3, 1957
By popular demand, "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin, is restaged live by Producers' Showcase on NBC-TV.
Proceedings of the U.S. Congress
are televised for the first time.
The first science fiction convention is held in Leeds, England.
Thursday, January 3, 1935
The trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann, accused of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., begins in Flemington, New Jersey.
Saturday, January 3, 1931
Theodoros Pangalos declares himself dictator in Greece.
Saturday, January 3, 1925
Wednesday, January 3, 1900
Saturday, January 3, 1874
Battle of Caspe (Third Carlist War): Caigning on the Ebro in Aragon for the Spanish Republican Government, Colonel Eulogio Despujol surprised a Carlist force under Manuel Marco de Bello at Caspe, northeast of Alcañiz. In a brilliant action the Carlists were routed, losing 200 prisoners and 80 horses, while Despujol was promoted to Brigadier and became Conde de Caspe.
Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria, marries Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, only daughter of Tsar Alexander III of Russia.
Saturday, January 3, 1863
"Harper's Weekly" publishes Thomas Nast's first drawing of the modern Santa Claus (although Santa existed previously).
Thursday, January 3, 1861
Replacement of the Regency Trina
Establishment of thr Provincial Legislative Assembly
Introduction of a direct and secret ballot.
Extinction of the State Council
Saturday, January 3, 1818
21:52 UTC) ndash Venus occults Jupiter. It is the last occultation of one planet by another before November 22, 2065.
Saturday, January 3, 1801
Toussaint L'Ouverture triumphantly enters Santo Domingo, the capital of the former Spanish colony of Santo Domingo, which has become a colony of Napoleonic France.
The Treaty of Tripoli (a peace treaty between the United States and Tripoli) is signed at Algiers (see also 1796).
Treaty of Bakhchisarai One side Ottoman (Turkish) Empire and vassal Crimean Khanate , the other side Russian Empire.
The Long Parliament adopts the "Directory of Public Worship" in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, replacing the Book of Common Prayer (1559). Holy Days (other than Sundays) are not to be observed.
In the court of James I of England, the king's favorite George Villiers becomes Master of the Horse on April 24 he receives the Order of the Garter and on August 27 is created Viscount Villiers and Baron Waddon, receiving a grant of land valued at £80,000. In 1617, he is made Earl of Buckingham. After the Earl of Pembroke, he is the 2nd richest nobleman in England.
Thursday, January 3, 1602
Battle of Kinsale: The battle happened on Thursday, 3 January 1602 according to the Gregorian Calendar used by the Irish and Spanish forces in the battle, although, for the English who were still using the old Julian Calendar, the date of the battle was Thursday, 24 December 1601.
Monday, December 24, 1520 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, December 25, 1495 (Julianian calendar)
February ndash Pietro Bembo's "Petri Bembi de Aetna Angelum Chalabrilem liber" is published in Venice by Aldus Manutius, the first book printed in the old style serif or humanist typeface cut by Francesco Griffo and known from the 20th century as Bembo.
Tuesday, December 29, 935 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, December 30, 721 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, January 2, 492 (Julianian calendar)