On This Day in History, January 3

As you stick to your new year’s resolution, learning some historical facts of January 3rd will inform your knowledge base. Read the following significant events that happened on this day in history!

  • 1925 – Benito Mussolini dissolved the Italian parliament and proclaimed himself dictator of Italy.
  • 1926 – General Motors introduced the Pontiac make of a car in the market.
  • 1938 – The first broadcast of “Woman in White” was presented on the NBC Red network.
  • 1946 – William Joyce, (Lord Haw-Haw), was hanged in Britain for high treason.
  • 1959Alaska became the 49th state of the United States of America.
  • 1961 – The relationship between the United States and Cuba rapidly deteriorated, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower closed the American Embassy located in Havana, Cuba.
  • 1962 – Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro of Cuba.
  • 1967 – Jack Ruby, who was John F. Kennedy’s accused killer died in Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
  • 1977 – Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs incorporated the Apple Computer.
  • 1980 – Conservationist Joy Adamson, author of “Born Free,” was killed in northern Kenya by a servant.
  • 1987Aretha Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • 1993 – US President George Bush, and Russian Boris Yeltsin, signed the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty Start II.
  • 1996 – The Motorola StarTAC mobile phone goes on sale as 60 million are sold.
  • 2000 – Charles M. Schulz’s final original daily comic strip appeared in the newspapers.
  • 2004 – Casey Kasem gave up the hosting duties of “American Top 40” to Ryan Seacrest.
  • 2009 – Chrysler received a $4bn emergency loan to prevent the company from going into bankruptcy.
  • 2011 – The state of Queensland in Northeastern Australia experienced massive flooding, affecting over twenty towns and over 200,000 people.
  • 2013 – The Basque nationalist party announced that it would shut down operations in the country of France.
  • 2014President Barack Obama proposed more measures that would aim at greater gun control for those with mental illness.
  • 2019 – The Chinese probe Chang’e 4 became the first human-made object to land on the far side of the Moon.

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