January 3rd celebrates Fruitcake Toss Day and Drinking Straw Day.
Today’s the third day of the year and our New Year resolutions are well on the way!
You’re about to discover some of the coolest historical events and fun facts for January 3 including the many major advances in technology and exploration that all fell on this special day.
Did you know that on this day in 1870, workers began construction on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York? It was the first steel-wire suspended bridge in the world.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 3rd in history!
What Events Happened On January 3 In History?
Famous Quotes Said On January 3
Here we have the most notable quotes that have been spoken throughout history on January 3rd.
“Thank God men cannot as yet fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.”
– Henry David Thoreau
Famous People Born On January 3
Is today is your birthday? If so, did you know that Mel Gibson was also born on this day? Here are more famous people born on this day.
2003 Greta Thunberg
- 19 years old
- Born In:
- Stockholm, Sweden
1956 Mel Gibson
- 66 years old
- Born In:
- New York, USA
1969 Michael Schumacher
German Race Car Driver
- 53 years old
- Born In:
- Hürth, Germany
1892 J.R.R. Tolkien
Special Holidays On January 3
Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.
Fruitcake Toss Day
The holiday celebrations are certainly over now, but what to do with your leftover fruitcake? Worry not because today is Fruitcake Toss Day. Now grab all that cake and toss it as far as you possibly can! Goodbye fruitcake!
National Drinking Straw Day
Today's the day that we celebrate the invention of the drinking straw. While plastic drinking straws are a definite no-go these days, head on down to your local eco shop and pick yourself up a reusable one to join in the festivities!
January 3 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone
People who were born on January 3rd share the Capricorn zodiac sign.
Capricorn’s can-do attitude often leads to success in pretty much any industry. But, while they’re fantastic leaders, they should also be mindful of their workaholic tendencies.
If you were born in January, your birthstone is the Garnet. The garnet is a colorful gem that provides the wearer protection on their journey through life.
If your birthday falls on this day, you would’ve likely been conceived around April 12 in the previous year.