On this day: January 3

Published On: Jan 02 2013 09:49:21 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 03 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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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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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