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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Born

  • Lucretia Mott (social reformer)
  • Larkin Goldsmith Mead (sculptor)
  • J.R.R. Tolkien (author)
  • Marion Davies (actress)
  • Victor Borge (pianist & comedian)
  • Joan Walsh Anglund (illustrator)
  • Dabney Coleman (actor)
  • Stephen Stills (musician)
  • John Paul Jones (musician)
  • Mel Gibson (actor)
  • Eli Manning (football player)
  • Greta Thunberg (Swedish environmental activist )

Died

  • Jack Ruby (convicted killer of Lee Harvey Oswald)
  • Conrad Hilton (hotelier)
  • Alfred Henry Freddy" Heineken" (Dutchman who helped make his namesake beer one of the world’s most popular)

Events

  • Martin Luther was formally excomunicated from the Roman Catholic church by Pope Leo X
  • General George Washington defeated the British under Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton
  • First covered skating rink in Canada opened, in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge in N.Y.C.
  • First free kindergarten opened, Florence, Massachusetts
  • Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 and a $350,000 loan. The loan was to finance Frazee’s Broadway production of the musical No, No, Nanette
  • Benito Mussolini proclaimed a Fascist dictatorship in Italy
  • British broadcaster of propaganda from Nazi Germany during WW II, William Joyce (nicknamed Lord Haw-Haw), was hanged in Great Britain for treason
  • Dragnet made its television debut
  • Members of the newly created U.S. Civil Rights Commision took office
  • President Eisenhower signed proclamation making Alaska the 49th state
  • Moscow State Symphony first Soviet orchestra to play in the United States (in N.Y.C.).
  • The U.S. broke diplomatic relations with Cuba
  • The Vatican excommunicated Cuban premier, Fidel Castro, from the Roman Catholic church
  • Times Beach, Missouri, declared a federal disaster area after fall floods spread dangerous amounts of the toxic chemical dioxin
  • Soprano Leontyne Price made her farewell appearance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera
  • Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Miss Canada pageant canceled due to costs and changing times
  • Spirit rover landed on Mars

Weather

  • Greatest accumulation of ice ever in U.S. history after 3 day period, 8 inches in Idaho
  • Fifty degrees below zero F at Canton, New York
  • Areas of northern Fairfield County in Connecticut received up to an inch of ice.

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