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 fun & interesting facts about January 3rd in history!
What memorable events happened on January 3 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Jeffery Epstein’s associates were revealed in court documents from Ghislaine Maxwell’s 2015 trial.
The list of associates includes countless high-profile figures, including former US Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, Steven Hawking, Michael Jackson, and Prince Andrew of Britain.
A woman in Rome became the first person to receive a bionic hand that can sense touch.
After losing her left hand in an accident 25 years prior, Almerina Mascarello said, “it’s almost like it’s back again.”
The cryptocurrency “Bitcoin” was created, providing a new digital currency.
Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tried to fly his famous Flying Machine invention for the first time.
Leonardo da Vinci is known for many things, from his incredible art to his master inventions, and one of the most well-known was his Flying Machine. Unfortunately, his attempt to fly was unsuccessful, but he learned that no man could ever jump high enough to propel his craft.
Roman Emperor Decius ordered everyone in the Roman Empire to make sacrifices to the Roman gods.
There were already many Christians in Rome by this point, but the decree did not discriminate. In fact, it was partly targeted at the Christian population who practiced the newly minted religion without the Empire’s permission. Many Christians who refused, including Pope Fabian, were executed.
Is today 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.
21 years old
68 years old
New York, USA
Race Car Driver
55 years old
J. R. R. Tolkien
Feb 9, 1973 (Age 81)
Orange Free State, South Africa
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
Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.
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!
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!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
South Korea is the second leading consumer of Spam. Spam was introduced during WWII, which helped those who were starving.
Birthday & Zodiac
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.
Babies conceived on January 3, 2024, will be due around September 26, 2024.