On this day: January 3

POSTED: 07:49 PM PST Jan 02, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 02, 2016 

Construction begins on the Brooklyn Bridge, FDR founds the March of Dimes, Apple Computer is incorporated, and Gen. Manuel Noriega surrenders, all on this day.

OTD January 3 - George Steinbrenner
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1973: CBS sells the New York Yankees for $8.8 million to a group of investors led by George Steinbrenner III and his minority partner, team president E. Michael Burke. Steinbrenner would end up owning the team for 37 years until his death in July 2010, a time during which the Yankees won seven World Series titles.


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