On this day: January 3

POSTED: 07:49 PM PST Jan 02, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 02, 2014 

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 - Mars Polar Lander
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NASA

1999: The Mars Polar Lander is launched. The lander was supposed to study the soil and climate of a region near the south pole on Mars. However, NASA would lose radio contact with the spacecraft moments before it entered the Martian atmosphere on Dec. 3, 1999.

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