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 This day in History - January 3
388 Historic Events for January 3
1830

Alexander Ewing, composer

Birth
1831

1st US building and loan association organized, Frankford, Penn

Event
1833

Britain seizes control of Falkland Islands in South Atlantic

Event
1835

Larkin Goldsmith Mead, sculptor

Birth
1835

Willem F R”ell, Dutch baron/minister of Internal Affairs, dies at 67

Death
1836

Friedrich Witt, composer, dies at 65

Death
1840

1st deep sea sounding

Event
1840

Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii

Birth
1841

Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch (Official) Gazette, dies at 82

Death
1847

California town of Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco

Event
1852

1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii

Event
1853

Theodor Uhlig, composer, dies at 30

Death
1853

Iwan Knorr, composer

Birth
1858

Rachel, [Elisabeth Rachel-F‚lix], Fr singer/actress (Muse), dies at 36

Death
1861

Delaware legislature rejects proposal to join Confederacy

Event
1861

US Ft Pulaski and Ft Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia

Event
1862

Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester

Event
1865

Con Orem and Hugh O'Neill box 193 rounds before darkness ends match

Event
1865

Jozef Lies, Flemish painter, dies at 43

Death
1868

Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan's emperors

Event
1868

Franz V M Cumont, Belgian religious historian

Birth
1868

Moritz Hauptmann, composer, dies at 75

Death
1869

Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer

Birth
1870

Henry Handel Richardson, Australia, novelist (Richard Mahoney)

Birth
1870

Henry Eichheim, composer

Birth