1/3/1920 - Curse of the Bambino: The Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for a sum of $125,000 and a loan of more than $300,000.
The Curse of the Bambino was an urban myth cited as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series after they sold Babe Ruth, sometimes called The Bambino, to the New York Yankees. The flip side of the curse was New York's success—after the sale, the once-lackluster Yankees became one of the most successful franchises in North American professional sports. The story had a long run but, as we all know, the curse was finally broken in 2004.
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b. 1/3/1793 - Lucretia Mott, American women's rights activist (d. November 11, 1880)
Civil War Cycle - Transcendental Generation - Prophet(Idealist) (1792-1821)
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1/3/1924 - English explorer Howard Carter discovers the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt.
b. 1/3/1892 - J. R. R. Tolkien, British writer (d. 2 September 1973)
Also, 1/3/106 BC - Cicero (d. 43 BC)
A Cycle Ago (1/3/1932):
Martial law declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.
News Today / History Tomorrow (1/2/2007):
Washington DC - Gerald Ford, the unpretentious leader who helped Americans recover from the shame and skulduggery of Richard Nixon's presidency, was praised yesterday by statesmen and friends alike as the United States bid farewell to its 38th president
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