On This Day - January 3rd 2016

Home » Newsroom » On This Day - January 3rd 2016

Tarvinonline brings you news from the past with our regular "On This Day" feature
We have usually published articles on the 1st and 15th days of each month, however, we will now move to the 3rd and seventeenth days of the month to avoid duplication.

What Happened2






On This Day in 1969:Formula One champion Michael Schumacher born

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher, born near Cologne, Germany won a record seven Formula One (F1) world championships in a 16-year Formula One career that began in the early 1990s.





On This Day in 1959: Alaska joined the USA


On January 3, 1959, President Eisenhower signed a special proclamation admitting the territory of Alaska into the Union as the 49th and largest state. The European discovery of Alaska came in 1741, when a Russian expedition led by Danish navigator Vitus Bering sighted the Alaskan mainland.
Despite a slow start in settlement by Americans from the continental United States, the discovery of gold in 1898 brought a rapid influx of people to the territory. Alaska, rich in natural resources, has been contributing to American prosperity ever since.



On This Day in 1971: George Harrison at No 1 in USA!

George Harrison

The George Harrison album 'All Things Must Pass' started a seven week run at No.1 on the US album chart, making Harrison the first solo Beatle to score a US No.1 album.


On This Day in 2007: Death of George Harrison intruder!

Cristin Keleher

2007, Cristin Keleher, who once broke into former Beatle George Harrison's Hawaii home was found dead after an apparent murder-suicide in California, aged 34. She made headlines in December 1999 by entering Harrison's Maui estate and then cooking herself a frozen pizza. Police said her body had been found with that of a 48-year-old man in a car, both had gunshot wounds to their heads.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

neighbourhood plan logo
Sat 11 Aug 6:00am  |  hits: 626

We now have the revised draft planThere will be 2 public consultation events on September 12th and 14th 2018 (see the Calendar for...

Thu 16 Aug 6:00am  |  hits: 463

CWAC have recently issued a consultation document about a proposal to give most of Tarvin Roads a 20 mph speed limit. This assumes the Editorial team have interpreted the map correctly. Almost everywhere seems to be coloured blue to us! Have a look at the document and see what you make of it.A Traffic Regulation Order for the new speed limit will be...

coop cash machine
Fri 10 Aug 6:00am  |  hits: 379

Finally, after what has felt like a life time without the Co-op cash machine the police think they have finally caught the culprit. The police have arrested and charged a man from Stockport aged 30 who they believe raided the Co-op cash machine in Tarvin on April 2nd.The arrest took place on August 2nd at Manchester airport and the man was subsequently charged with one count...