Roman lawyer Cicero born

The Roman lawyer Cicero was born on January 3, 106 BC.

Learn more about Cicero and read selections from his work On the Laws.

Alaska attains statehood

On January 3, 1959, Alaska became America's forty-ninth state.

Read the Alaskan Statehood Act, which was passed by Congress and signed by then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower during the preceding year.

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