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Historical Events for 3rd January 2020

1338 – Jacob of Arteveld elected mayor of Ghent
1638 – Dutch Premier Van Joost speaks of “Hostage rights of Aemstel”
1831 – 1st US building and loan association organized, Frankford, Penn
1870 – Construction begins on Brooklyn Bridge in New York; completed May 24, 1883
1945 – British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
1948 – Australian cricket batting maestro Don Bradman completes dual Test centuries (132 and 127* [26th Test 100]) in 3rd Test v India in Melbourne
1971 – 1st AFC Championship, Memorial Stadium, Baltimore: Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders, 27-17
1993 – “Tommy Tune Tonite!” closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
1996 – 1st clamshell flip mobile phone, the Motorola StarTAC, goes on sale. Eventually 60 million are sold.
1997 – The People’s Republic of China announces it will spend $US27.7 billion to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys
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