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Saturday, January 4, 2014

January 3 - The Day in History

January 3 : General Interest
1990: Noriega surrenders to U.S.

On this day in 1990, Panama's General Manuel Antonio Noriega, after holing up for 10 days at the Vatican embassy in Panama City, surrenders to U.S. military troops to face charges of drug trafficking... read more

American Revolution
1777 : The Battle of Princeton

1969 : All-time Formula One champ born

Civil War
1861 : Delaware rejects secession

Cold War
1961 : United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba

1990 : The husband did it: The controversial Stuart case

1999 : Great Lakes region digs out from record blizzard

General Interest
1521 : Martin Luther excommunicated
1868 : Meiji Restoration in Japan
1924 : King Tut's sarcophagus uncovered
1959 : Alaska admitted into Union
1967 : Jack Ruby dies before second trial

1952 : Dragnet TV show debuts

1841 : Herman Melville sails for the South Seas

1987 : Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts first woman

Old West
1834 : Stephen Austin imprisoned by Mexicans

1938 : Franklin Roosevelt founds March of Dimes

1993 : Buffalo Bills pull off greatest comeback in NFL history

Vietnam War
1965 : Antigovernment demonstrators clash with police
1968 : McCarthy announces his presidential candidacy

World War I
1917 : British nurse Marion Rice writes from a hospital on the Western Front

World War II
1945 : MacArthur and Nimitz given new commands


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