3 Jan 1870 – Brooklyn Bridge
Construction work began on the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River.
3 Jan 1924 – Pharaoh Tutankhamen Mummy Located
A precious treasure was found located near Luxor, Egypt, where King Tut’s tomb was discovered two years prior. This special object was a stone sarcophagus, which contained a mummy inside of Pharaoh Tutankhamen of Egypt.
3 Jan 1926 – Pontiac Introduced
1926: This was the day that the General Motors introduced a new make of car to the market. It was called the Pontiac. Numerous models of this vehicle are still driven today.
3 Jan 1938 – March of Dimes Foundation Founded
Franklin Delano Roosevelt himself a victim of polio, founded the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which was later renamed the March of Dimes Foundation.
3 Jan 1961 – U.S.A. Cuba Relationship
The relationship between the United States and Cuba rapidly deteriorated and President Dwight D. Eisenhower closed the American Embassy that was located in Havana, Cuba. No longer did the United States and Cuba have diplomatic relations.
The primary reason why the United States had pulled out of Cuba at this time was to take a stand against the regime of Fidel Castro. The U.S. government was very concerned that this communist movement could spread to western countries such as the U.S.A. (or Canada, or others).
The decline of peace between U.S. and Cuba had actually started since 1959. This was when Castro first stepped into office.
3 Jan 1967 – Jack Ruby Dies
Jack Ruby, John F. Kennedy’s accused killer died in Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. This was the same hospital where John F. Kennedy and Oswald were pronounced dead.
It was reported that Jack Ruby died of cancer which spread to his lymph glands, lungs, and pancreas. Even until up to his death he denied having any connection with the JFK conspiracy and very strongly insisted that he had nothing to do with it.
It is also reported that Jack Ruby was the one who was allegedly responsible for Oswald Chamber’s death. It was believed at this time that the reason that Chambers “had to go” too was to “keep him quiet”.
3 Jan 1969 – John Lennon album Two Virgins
3rd January 1969: A new album by John Lennon called Two Virgins featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the nude were confiscated at Newark Airport and were not allowed to be sold in the US. Also, vice squad officers closed down a record store in Chicago displaying the Album due to it being considered pornographic.
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