Today in History TUE JAN 03

Today is Tuesday, January 3rd, the third day of the year 2023. There are 362 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in history:

On January 3, 1990, ousted Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrendered to US forces 10 days after seeking refuge in the Vatican diplomatic mission.

On this date:

In 1777, General George Washington’s army defeated the British at the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey.

In 1861, more than two weeks before Georgia seceded from the Union, the state militia seized Fort Pulaski on the orders of Governor Joseph E. Brown. The Delaware House and Senate voted against secession from the Union.

In 1868, the Meiji Restoration restored the authority of the Japanese emperor and heralded the overthrow of the military rulers known as shoguns.

In 1959, Alaska became the 49th state when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation.

In 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced that the United States would officially end diplomatic and consular relations with Cuba.

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