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 This day in History - January 3
388 Historic Events for January 3
1870

Constantine D Uschinsky, Russian educationalist, dies at 46 [NS]

Death
1870

Brooklyn Bridge construction begins; completed May 24, 1883

Event
1871

Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY

Event
1872

1st patent list issued by US Patent Office

Event
1873

John Lodge Ellerton, composer, dies at 71

Death
1875

Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buff), dies at 68

Death
1875

George Bizet, composer, dies

Death
1876

1st free kindergarten in US opens in Florence, Mass

Event
1876

Wilhelm Pieck, co-founder German Communist Party/pres (1949-60)

Birth
1879

Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29)

Birth
1882

William H Ainsworth, English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76

Death
1882

Willem Benoy, Flemish actor/director (Pygmalion)

Birth
1883

Clement Richard Attlee, (L) British PM (1945-51)

Birth
1884

Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer

Birth
1884

Eli S Jones, US, evangelist (Christ of Indian road)

Birth
1886

Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner and cartoonist)

Birth
1886

John G Fletcher, US, poet (Epic of Arkansas)

Birth
1886

Josephine Hull, Newtonville MA, Academy award actress (Harvey)

Birth
1887

Helen Parkhurst, US educator (Education on the Dalton plan)

Birth
1888

1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC

Event
1889

Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg, WA, asks for statehood

Event
1890

1st US college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin

Event
1891

Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]

Birth
1892

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, S Afr, philologist/writer (Lord of Rings)

Birth
1893

Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist/essayist (Gilles)

Birth