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The 3rd o Januar is the 3rd day o the year in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 362 days ti come (363 in lowp years).
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1117 - A yirdquauk hits the ceety o Verona in present-day Italy, killin 30,000 fowk.
- 1848 - Joseph Jenkins Roberts acomes the first Preses o Liberie.
- 1868 - Meiji Restoration in Japan.
- 1870 - Wirk stairts on the Brooklyn Brig.
- 1908 - The Kaziranga Naitional Pairk is creatit in Assam, Northeast Indie.
- 1918 - Finland offeecially gains unthirldom frae the Roushie Empire.
- 1934 - The Osek minin disaster in Bohemie kills 126 fowk.
- 1959 - Alaska acomes the 49t state o the Unitit States.
- 1961 - The Unitit States breaks off diplomatic relations wi Cuba.
- 1962 - Pape John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
- 1976 - A storm flood hits Germany's North Sea coast.
- 1990 - Panama's leader Manuel Noriega surrenders tae Unitit States forces.
- 1992 - The Unitit States an Roushie offeecially stairt diplomatic relations.
- 1993 - George H. W. Bush an Boris Yeltsin sign the START-II airms reduction treaty.
- 1999 - The Mars Polar Lander is launched.
- 2004 - Flash Airlines Flicht 604 crashes intae the Red Sea off Egyp, killin 148 fowk.
- 2007 - Kenyae closes its mairch wi Somalie.
- 2011 - Jerry Brown succeeds Arnold Schwarzenegger as Govrenor o Californie.
- 2015 - Boko Haram militants enter the village o Baga in Northeast Nigerie, an kill 2,000 fowk ower the follaein days.
- 2019 - The Fowkrepublic o Cheenae's Chang'e probe launds on the faur side o the Muin.
- 2019 - Nancy Pelosi acomes Speaker o the Unitit States Hoose o Representatives for the seicont time.
- 2020 - A US drone strike at Baghdad Internaitional Airport kills heich-rankin Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 106 BC - Cicero, Roman politeecian an philosopher (d. 43 BC)
- 1793 - Lucretia Mott, American activist (d. 1880)
- 1862 - William Peck, Scots astronomer an scienteefic instrument maker (d. 1925)
- 1876 - Wilhelm Pieck, German politeecian (d. 1960)
- 1883 - Clement Attlee, Prime Meenister o the Unitit Kinrick (d. 1967)
- 1892 - J. R. R. Tolkien, Inglis writer (d. 1973)
- 1901 - Ngo Dinh Diem, leader o Sooth Vietnam (d. 1963)
- 1907 - Ray Milland, Welsh actor an director (d. 1986)
- 1926 - George Martin, Inglis componer, conductor an producer (d. 2016)
- 1929 - Sergio Leone, Italian film director, producer an screenwriter (d. 1989)
- 1930 - Robert Loggia, American actor (d. 2015)
- 1942 - Laszlo Solyom, umwhile Preses o Hungary
- 1950 - Victoria Principal, American actress
- 1952 - Esperanza Aguirre, Spainyie politeecian
- 1956 - Mel Gibson, American-Australian actor an director
- 1956 − Judith Tizard, New Zealand politeecian
- 1962 - Gavin Hastings, Scots rugby player
- 1963 - Stewart Hosie, Scots politeecian
- 1963 − Matthew Taylor, Inglis politeecian
- 1969 - Michael Schumacher, German racin driver
- 1982 - Park Ji-yoon, Sooth Korean sangster, actress an model
- 1988 - Ikechi Anya, Scots fitbawer
- 1989 - Kohei Uchimura, Japanese gymnast
- 1990 - Grant Evans, Scots fitbawer
- 1994 - Joe Chalmers, Scots fitbawer
- 2003 - Greta Thunberg, Swadish climate chynge activist
Daiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1322 - Philip V o Fraunce (b. 1292)
- 1814 - James Townsend Oswald, Scots politeecian (b. 1748)
- 1896 - Henry Drummond-Hay, Scots naituralist an ornithologist (b. 1814)
- 1903 - Alois Hitler, faither o Adolf Hitler (b. 1837)
- 1931 - Joseph Joffre, French general (b. 1852)
- 1933 - Wilhelm Cuno, Chancellor o Germany (b. 1876)
- 1959 - Edwin Muir, Scots poet, author an translator (b. 1887)
- 1967 - Jack Ruby, assassin o Lee Harvey Oswald (b. 1911)
- 1974 - Jimmy McStay, Scots fitbawer (b. 1893)
- 1991 - Doris Zinkeisen, Scots costume designer, penter, airtist an writer (b. 1898)
- 2003 - George Makgill, 13t Viscoont o Oxfuird, Scots peer (b. 1934)
- 2009 - Pat Hingle, American actor (b. 1924)
- 2015 - Edward Brooke, American politeecian (b. 1919)
- 2020 - Qasem Soleimani, Iranian general (b. 1957)
Halidays[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Statehood Day (Alaska)
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