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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 - Will Eisner
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2005: Writer and illustrator Will Eisner, best known for his comic book series "The Spirit," dies at age 87 in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., of complications from a quadruple bypass surgery performed about two weeks earlier. One of the earliest cartoonists to work in the American comic book industry, the Eisner Award, given to recognize achievements each year in the comics industry, was named in his honor.

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