Saturday, January 3, 2015

3rd January date

3rd January in History:

January 3 is the third day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. The point during the year when the Earth is closest to the Sun, occurs around this date.

1956 – A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
1957 – The Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first electric watch.
1959 – Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. state.
1977 – Apple Computer is incorporated.
1999 – The Mars Polar Lander is launched.
2002 – Israeli forces seize the Palestinian freighter Karine A in the Red Sea, finding 50 tons of weapons.
2004 – Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it the deadliest aviation accident in Egyptian history.
2009 – The first block of the blockchain of the decentralized payment system Bitcoin, called the Genesis block, was established by the creator of the system, Satoshi Nakamoto.
2015 - 102nd Indian Science Congress inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in Mumbai. The association (ISCA) started in the year 1914 in Kolkata and it meets annually in the first week of January every year. Today, it has a membership strength of more than 30,000 scientists.

Birthdays you share with:

1831 – Savitribai Phule, Indian educator and activist (d. 1897)
1931 – Yashawant Dinkar Phadke, Indian historian and activist (d. 2008)

Holidays and observances of 3rd January
First day of school at schools in Malaysia and Singapore
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