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 - JRR Tolkien
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1892: Author J. R. R. Tolkien, best known for his classic high fantasy works "The Hobbit," "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Silmarillion," is born John Ronald Reuel Tolkien in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State (now Free State Province in South Africa). He died at age 81 on Sept. 2, 1973.

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