On This Day January 3rd
On This Day in history:
1888- The drinking straw was patented by Marvin C. Stone.
1892- J.R.R. Tolkien is born.
1925- In Italy, Mussolini announces he will take dictatorial powers.
1959- Alaska becomes the 49th state in the US.
1967- Jack Ruby dies in a Dallas, TX hospital.
1970- "I Me Mine," the last song the Beatles would record together, is recorded.
1984- A woman dies at Disneyland after falling from a ride.
1988- Margaret Thatcher becomes the longest-serving British Prime Minister in the 20th century.
2000- Charles M. Schulz's final original daily comic strip appears in newspapers.
2004- NASA's Spirit rover lands on Mars. It was able to send black and white images back three hours after landing.
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