Today in History -3 January

Important Events

1496 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine
1521 Martin Luther is Excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church for failing to recant parts of his Ninety-five Theses which started the Protestant Reformation
1777 General George Washington’s revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, New Jersey
1925 Benito Mussolini dissolves the Italian parliament and proclaims himself dictator of Italy, taking the title “Il Duce” (the Leader)
1977 Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs incorporate Apple Computer, Inc
1985 Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews

Jan 3 in Film & TV

2004 After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of “American Top 40” to Ryan Seacrest

Jan 3 in Music

1987 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist, Aretha Franklin

Jan 3 in Sport

1929 Australian cricket icon Don Bradman follows up a 1st innings of 79 to score 112 in 3rd Test v England in Melbourne; his 1st of 29 Test centuries

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