Today in India and World History: January 03

According to Gregory calendar, January 03, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. January 03 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened in Indian History on January 03. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 3rd January:

  • 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
  • 1698: Italian writer and poet Peter Metaz Tazio is born.
  • 1749: Benning Wentworth establishes Vermont, moving on to the first issue of New Hampshire grants.
  • 1777: George Washington’s army defeats British forces in New Zealand.
  • 1797: Treaty of Tripoli, a peace treaty between the United States and Ottoman Tripolitania, was signed in Algiers.
  • 1823: Stephen F. Austin received land in Texas as a grant from the government of Mexico.
  • 1831: India’s first female teacher Savitri Bai Phule was born in Satara, Maharashtra.
  • 1833: British sovereignty reevaluated over the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.
  • 1834: Stephen F. Austin is arrested in Mexico City by the Mexican government.
  • 1836: Munshi Naval Kishore, the founder of Asia’s oldest printing press, was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
  • 1852: China’s first move to Hawaii island.
  • 1875: The French litterateur and linguist Pier Laros dies.
  • 1910: Strike in Britain to fix 8 hours for daily work.
  • 1910: Junior high school classes begin for the first time in the United States.
  • 1925: Benito Mussolini dissolves the Italian parliament and proclaims himself dictator of Italy, taking the title “Il Duce” (the Leader)
  • 1943: For the first time, information about missing people was broadcast on television.
  • 1955: Jose Ramon Guizado becomes President of Panama.
  • 1956: Damage due to fire in upper part of Eiffel Tower in France.
  • 1957: Electric watch displayed for the first time in Pennsylvania, USA.
  • 1957: Hamilton Watch Company inaugurates its first electric watch.
  • 1959: Alaska is declared the 49th state of the United States.
  • 1971: The BBC started the university in the United Kingdom.
  • 1977: Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs incorporate Apple Computer, Inc
  • 1985: Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
  • 1998: 412 people killed in Algerian Islamic uprising.
  • 2004: All 148 people aboard were killed by the crash of Boeing 737 aircraft 604 by Egyptian airline Flash Airlines.
  • 2013: A suicide bombing in the Musayyib region of Iraq killed 27 people of the Shia community and injured 60.

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