spotlight Today In History, Jan. 3: Apple Computer Company Jan 3, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Today is Thursday, Jan. 3.Today's Highlight in History: 1977: Apple Computer On Jan. 3, 1977, Apple Computer was incorporated in Cupertino, California, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Mike Makkula Jr. AP 1777: Battle of Princeton In 1777, Gen. George Washington's army routed the British in the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey. AP 1959: Alaska In 1959, Alaska became the 49th state as President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation. AP 1967: Jack Ruby In 1967, Jack Ruby, the man who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, died in a Dallas hospital. AP 1980: Joy Adamson In 1980, conservationist Joy Adamson, author of "Born Free," was killed in northern Kenya by a former employee. AP 1993: START II Missile-Reduction Treaty In 1993, President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed the START II missile-reduction treaty in Moscow. (However, the agreement ultimately fell apart.) AP 2008: Barack Obama In 2008, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama won Democratic caucuses in Iowa, while Mike Huckabee won the Republican caucuses. AP 2009: Gaza Strip Ten years ago: After seven days of pummeling the Gaza Strip from the air, Israel launched a ground offensive; Hamas vowed that Gaza would be a "graveyard" for the Israelis. AP 2013: John Boehner In 2013, the new 113th Congress opened for business, with House Speaker John Boehner re-elected to his post despite a mini-revolt in Republican ranks. AP 2013: Sandy Hook Elementary School In 2013, students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, reconvened at a different building in the town of Monroe about three weeks after the massacre that had claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators. AP 2014: Orange Bowl Five years ago: No. 12 Clemson rallied to beat No. 7 Ohio State 40-35 in the Orange Bowl. AP 2018: Southeast Winter Storm One year ago: A brutal winter storm delivered a rare blast of snow and ice to the coastal Southeast, giving parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina their heaviest snowfall in nearly three decades. AP 2018: Trump Election Comission One year ago: President Donald Trump signed an executive order disbanding the controversial voter fraud commission he had set up to investigate the 2016 presidential election after alleging without evidence that voting fraud cost him the popular vote; the White House blamed the decision to end the panel on more than a dozen states that refused to cooperate. 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