January 3 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
January 3 Bank Holiday
Japan Bank Holiday
New Year's Day (Day 3)
Armenia National Holiday
2nd January (substitute day)
United kingdom (Scotland) Local Holiday
Last Lap
Saint kitts and nevis Public Holiday
Day after New Year's Day
New zealand National Holiday
Fruitcake Toss Day
- Weird
Festival of Sleep Day
- Weird
New Year Holiday Week
Russia National Holiday
National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
- Weird
National Drinking Straw Day
- Weird
National Fruitcake Toss Day
- Weird

Historical Events on January 3

  • 1777: British General Lord Cornwallis is beaten by American General George Washinton at the Battle of Princeton.
  • 1815: To defend themselves against Russia and Prussia, Austria, the U.K and France form a secret alliance.
  • 1823: Mexico grants Stephen Austin a land grant in Texas.
  • 1861: Delaware votes against secession from the U.S.
  • 1870: Brooklyn Bridge’s construction begins on this day.
  • 1925: Benito Mussolini declares himself dictator of Italy.
  • 1938:S President Franklin D. Roosevelt establishes the March of Dimes.
  • 1944: Japanese Captain Masajiro Kawato and his Mitsubishi A6M Zero shoots down U.S Major Greg Boyington in his Vought F4U Corsair fighter.
  • 1945: In preparation of the planned assaults that are to be undertaken against Okinawa and Iwo Jima, U.S Admiral Chester W. Nimitz is placed in charge of all United States’ Naval Forces.
  • 1947: For the first time in history, a session of the United States Congress is televised.
  • 1956: The top portion of France’s Eiffel Tower is damaged by fire.
  • 1959: Alaska becomes the 49th State of the United States.
  • 1999: NASA launches the Mars Polar Lander.
  • 2000: The very last daily Peanuts comic strip is published on this day.

Famous Birthdays on January 3

  • English writer and poet, J.R.R. Tolkien is born in 1892.
  • American actress ZaSu Pitts is born in 1894.
  • American actress and comedian, Marion Davies is born in 1897.
  • American actress Anna May Wong is born in 1905.
  • Welsh-American actor Ray Milland is born in 1907.
  • American singer Maxene Andrews is born in 1916.
  • American-English poet and writer Anne Stevenson is born in 1933.
  • American director and screenwriter Glen A. Larson is born in 1937.
  • Canadian NHL player Bobby Hull is born in 1939.
  • American-Australian actor, director, screenwriter and producer, Mel Gibson is born in 1956.
  • American screenwriter Dan Harmon is born in 1973.
  • American baseball player A.J. Burnett is born in 1977.
  • American football player David Tyree is born in 1980.

Ashura

Columbus Day

Sweetest Day

All Saints’ Day

Cyber Monday

Winter Solstice

Hanukkah

Mardi Gras