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  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 3, 1905

    Anna May Wong

    Birth

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 3, 1905

    Anna May Wong was born Wong Liu Tsong (Liu Tsong literally meaning "willow frost") on January 3, 1905, on Flower Street in Los Angeles, one block north of Chinatown, in an integrated community of Chinese, Irish, German and Japanese residents.




  • China
    Wednesday Jan 3, 1912

    Xinhai Revolution

    The Provisional Vice President

    China
    Wednesday Jan 3, 1912

    On 3 January, the representatives recommended Li Yuanhong as the provisional vice president.




  • Missouri, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 1935

    Harry S. Truman

    United States Senator from Missouri

    Missouri, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 1935

    After serving as a county judge, Truman wanted to run for Governor or Congress, but Pendergast rejected these ideas. Truman then thought he might serve out his career in some well-paying county sinecure; circumstances changed when Pendergast reluctantly backed him as the fifth choice in the 1934 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 1946

    Lucky Luciano

    Reward for his alleged wartime cooperation

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 1946

    On January 3, 1946, as a presumed reward for his alleged wartime cooperation (in WWII), Dewey reluctantly commuted Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he did not resist deportation to Italy.




  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Jan 3, 1956

    Eiffel Tower

    Damage of the top of the tower

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Jan 3, 1956

    A fire started in the television transmitter on 3 January 1956, damaging the top of the tower. Repairs took a year, and in 1957, the present radio aerial was added to the top.




  • Havana, Cuba
    Monday Jan 3, 1966

    Fidel Castro

    The Tri-Continental Conference of Africa, Asia and Latin America

    Havana, Cuba
    Monday Jan 3, 1966

    In 1966 Castro staged a Tri-Continental Conference of Africa, Asia and Latin America in Havana, further establishing himself as a significant player on the world stage.




  • Cupertino, California , U.S.
    Monday Jan 3, 1977

    Apple Inc.

    Apple Computer, Inc.

    Cupertino, California , U.S.
    Monday Jan 3, 1977

    Apple Computer, Inc. was incorporated on January 3, 1977.


  • Panama City, Panama
    Wednesday Jan 3, 1990

    Invasion of Panama

    Noriega Surrendered To The U.S. Military

    Panama City, Panama
    Wednesday Jan 3, 1990

    Noriega remained at large for several days, but realizing he had few options in the face of a massive manhunt and a $1 million reward for his capture, he obtained refuge in the Vatican diplomatic mission in Panama City. The U.S. military's psychological pressure on him and diplomatic pressure on the Vatican mission, Noriega finally surrendered to the U.S. military on 3 January 1990. He was immediately put on an MC-130E Combat Talon I aircraft and flown to the U.S.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jan 3, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Gingrich Resigned from Congress

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Jan 3, 1999

    Shortly after the elections, Gingrich, who had been one of the leading advocates for impeachment, announced he would resign from Congress as soon as he was able to find somebody to fill his vacant seat; Gingrich fulfilled this pledge, and officially resigned from Congress on January 3, 1999.


  • U.S.
    Monday Jan 3, 2005

    Barack Obama

    A Senator

    U.S.
    Monday Jan 3, 2005

    The United States Senate career of Barack Obama began on January 3, 2005. Obama won the seat in an election against Alan Keyes who replaced Republican Primary election winner Jack Ryan.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 3, 2007

    Nancy Pelosi

    Election for speaker of the House (2007)

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 3, 2007

    On January 3, Pelosi defeated Republican John Boehner of Ohio with 233 votes compared to his 202 votes in the election for speaker of the House.


  • Japan
    Saturday Jan 3, 2009

    Bitcoin

    The genesis block

    Japan
    Saturday Jan 3, 2009

    On 3 January 2009, the bitcoin network was created when Nakamoto mined the starting block of the chain, known as the genesis block. Embedded in the coinbase of this block was the text "The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks". This note references a headline published by The Times and has been interpreted as both a timestamp and a comment on the instability caused by fractional-reserve banking.


  • Mexico
    Tuesday Jan 3, 2017

    Ford

    Ford Has Cancelled Plans To Invest $1.6 Billion In a New Plant In Mexico

    Mexico
    Tuesday Jan 3, 2017

    On January 3, 2017, Ford CEO Mark Fields announced that in a "vote of confidence" because of the pro-business climate being fostered in part by President-elect Donald Trump, Ford has cancelled plans to invest $1.6 billion in a new plant in Mexico to manufacture the Ford Focus.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 2019

    Nancy Pelosi

    Pelosi was formally re-elected to the speakership at the start of the 116th Congress

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 2019

    She was formally re-elected to the speakership at the start of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2019. Pelosi "clinched the speakership after weeks of whittling down opposition from some fellow Democrats seeking a new generation of leadership. The deal to win over holdouts put an expiration date on her tenure: she promised not to stay more than four years in the job". Two hundred twenty House Democrats voted to elect Pelosi speaker, while 15 other House Democrats cast their ballots for someone else or voted present.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 2019

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Titan Games

    U.S.
    Thursday Jan 3, 2019

    In 2019, Johnson started hosting an NBC competition series called The Titan Games.


  • Myanmar
    Thursday Jan 3, 2019

    Conflict in Myanmar

    Around 300 Arakan Army insurgents launched pre-dawn attacks

    Myanmar
    Thursday Jan 3, 2019

    On 4 January 2019, around 300 Arakan Army insurgents launched pre-dawn attacks on four border police outposts—Kyaung Taung, Nga Myin Taw, Ka Htee La and Kone Myint—in northern Buthidaung Township.


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