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What Happened Today in History?

Here is what happened today in history.

January 3rd….

 

1990-Panamanian dictator Manuel Norgiega surrenders to U.S.

1959- George A. Kasem of California becomes first Arab American member of Congress

1973- James Abourezk of South Dakota becomes first Arab American to serve in U.S. Senate

1973- George Steinbrenner’s group buys Yankees from CBS

1957- Dalip Singh Saund assumes office as the first Asian American and the first Sikh elected to Congress

1925- Benito Mussolini declares himself dictator of Italy

2004- The Mars Exploration Rover “Spirit” safely lands on the Red Planet

1924- King Tut’s sarcophagus uncovered

1868- Meiji Restoration begins

1521- Martin Luther excommunicated

1967- Jack Ruby dies before second trial

1959- Alaska admitted into Union

1993- Buffalo Bills pull off one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history

1938- Franklin Roosevelt founds March of Dimes

1834- Stephen Austin imprisoned by Mexicans

1987- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts first woman

1841- Herman Melville sails for the South Seas

1990- Charles Stuart implicated for staged murder of his wife

1961- United States severs diplomatic relation with Cuba

1861- Delaware rejects secession

1777- The Battle of Princeton

1945- Gen. MacArthur and Adm. Nimitz given new commands

 

For more information about any of these events here- https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

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