Tuesday, January 03, 2017
History for January 3 - On-This-Day.com
Marcus Tullius Cicero 106 B.C., Lucretia Mott 1793, Clement Attlee 1883
J.R.R. Tolkien 1892, Victor Borge 1909, Mel Gibson 1956 - Actor ("Braveheart," "Lethal Weapon" movies)
1833 - Britain seized control of the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. About 150 years later, Argentina seized the islands from the British, but Britain took them back after a 74-day war.
1871 - Henry W. Bradley patented oleomargarine.
1888 - The drinking straw was patented by Marvin C. Stone.
1924 - English explorer Howard Carter discovered the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt.
1925 - In Italy, Mussolini announced that he would take dictatorial powers.
1951 - NBC-TV debuted "Dragnet."
1961 - The U.S. severed diplomatic relations with Cuba.
1962 - Pope John XXIII excommunicated Cuban prime minister Fidel Castro.