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January 3 Historical Events

The following events took place on January 3. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 49 events. Showing 31 - 49.

  • 1961
    The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba over the latter’s nationalization of American assets.
  • 1961
    A core explosion and meltdown at the SL-1, a government-run reactor near Idaho Falls, Idaho, kills three workers.
  • 1961
    In Finland’s worst civilian aviation accident an Aero Flight 311 crashes near Kvevlax, resulting in the deaths of all 25 people aboard.
  • 1961
    A protest by agricultural workers in Baixa de Cassanje, Portuguese Angola, turns into a revolt, opening the Angolan War of Independence, the first of the Portuguese Colonial Wars.
  • 1962
    Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
  • 1976
    The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights comes into effect.
  • 1977
    Apple Computer is incorporated.
  • 1990
    Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces.
  • 1993
    In Moscow, Russia, George Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
  • 1994
    More than seven million people from the former apartheid Homelands receive South African citizenship.
  • 1996
    The Motorola StarTAC, the first flip phone and one of the first mobile phones to gain widespread consumer adoption, goes on sale.
  • 1997
    China announces it will spend US$27.7 billion to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow River valleys.
  • 1999
    The Mars Polar Lander is launched.
  • 1999
    Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
  • 2000
    The last original weekday Peanuts comic strip is published.
  • 2002
    Israeli forces seize the Palestinian freighter Karine A in the Red Sea, finding 50 tons of weapons.
  • 2004
    Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it the deadliest aviation accident in Egyptian history.
  • 2009
    The first block of the blockchain of the decentralized payment system Bitcoin, called the Genesis block, was established by the creator of the system, Satoshi Nakamoto.
  • 2015
    Boko Haram militants raze the entire town of Baga in north-east Nigeria, with as many as 2,000 people having been killed.

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