Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3, 2011

  • 515 years since Leonardo Da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine (1496)
  • 490 years since Martin Luther was ex communicated by Pope Leo X in the Decet Romanum Pontificem
  • 119 years since the birth of J.R.R. Tolkein author of the Lord of The Rings trilogy
  • 100 years since the birth of film director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape)
  • 86 years since Benito Mussolini announced taking power over Italy
  • 55 years since the top of Eiffel Tower is damaged by Fire
  • 50 years since the US ends diplomatic relationship with Cuba
  • 49 years since Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro
  • Eli Manning, Quarterback of the New York Giants, turns 30 (b. 1981)
  • January 3 is the Christian feast of St. Genevieve, patron saint of Paris

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