Today is Wednesday, Jan. 3.
Today's Highlight in History:
2008: Britney Spears Hospitalized
Ten years ago: Pop star Britney Spears was hospitalized after a child custody dispute with ex-husband Kevin Federline resulted in an hours-long standoff with police.
1777: Battle of Princeton
In 1777, Gen. George Washington's army routed the British in the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey.
1870: Brooklyn Bridge
In 1870, groundbreaking took place for the Brooklyn Bridge.
1938: March of Dimes
In 1938, the March of Dimes campaign to fight polio was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who himself had been afflicted with the crippling disease.
1946: "Lord Haw-Haw"
In 1946, William Joyce, the pro-Nazi radio propagandist known as "Lord Haw-Haw," was hanged at Wandsworth Prison in London for high treason.
In 1959, Alaska became the 49th state as President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation.
1967: Jack Ruby
In 1967, Jack Ruby, the man who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, died in a Dallas hospital.
1977: Apple Computer
In 1977, Apple Computer was incorporated in Cupertino, California, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Mike Makkula Jr.
1993: START II Treaty
In 1993, President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed the START II missile-reduction treaty in Moscow. (However, the agreement ultimately fell apart.)
2008: Charles Chatman
Ten years ago: After nearly 27 years in prison, Texas inmate Charles Chatman, 47, was set free by a judge because of new DNA evidence showing he'd been wrongly convicted of rape.
2008: Orange Bowl
Ten years ago: The No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks won the Orange Bowl by defeating No. 5 Virginia Tech 24-21.
2013: Fiesta Bowl
Five years ago: No. 5 Oregon beat No. 7 Kansas State, 35-17, in the Fiesta Bowl.
2013: Sandy Hook
Five years ago: Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, reconvened at a different building in the town of Monroe about three weeks after the massacre that had claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators.
2017: Megyn Kelly
One year ago: It was announced that Fox News star Megyn Kelly would be leaving the network to work at NBC News.