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 - John Sturges
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1911: Film director John Sturges, best known for movies such as "Bad Day at Black Rock," "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," "The Magnificent Seven," "The Great Escape" and "Ice Station Zebra," is born in Oak Park, Illinois. Sturges, who earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Director for "Bad Day at Black Rock," died of heart attack and emphysema at age 82 on Aug. 18, 1992. He's seen here (second from left) with James Coburn, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson on the set of "The Great Escape."


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