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What Happened On This Day – January 3

  • 1961 The United States breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba

    In April 1961, the U.S. government launched an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the Cuban government by invading the country at the bay of pigs.

  • 1959 Alaska becomes the 49th U.S. state

    The territory had been bought from Russia in 1867 for a mere $7.2 million.

Births On This Day

  • 1969 Michael Schumacher

    German race car driver

  • 1956 Mel Gibson

    American/Australian actor, director, producer, screenwriter

  • 1901 Ngo Dinh Diem

    South Vietnamese politician, 1st President of the Republic of Vietnam

  • 1892 J. R. R. Tolkien

    English philologist, author

  • 1883 Clement Attlee

English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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