What happened this day in history December 3

What are the important events that happened on December 3? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 3: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 3 is the 337th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 28 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 20, 2022 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,670,025,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontaheptagon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 50 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,634 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 3 Historical Events

  • 1799
    War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Wiesloch, Austrian Lieutenant Field Marshal Sztáray de Nagy-Mihaly defeats the French at Wiesloch.
  • 1927
    Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released.
  • 1964
    Berkeley Free Speech Movement: Police arrest over 800 students at the University of California, Berkeley, following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building in protest at the UC Regents’ decision to forbid protests on UC property.
  • 1967
    At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a transplant team headed by Christiaan Barnard carries out the first heart transplant on a human (53-year-old Louis Washkansky).
  • 1970
    October Crisis: In Montreal, Quebec, kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross is released by the Front de libération du Québec terrorist group after being held hostage for 60 days. Police negotiate his release and in return the Canadian government grants five terrorists from the FLQ’s Chenier Cell their request for safe passage to Cuba.
  • 1976
    An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but plays a concert two days later.
  • 1982
    A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.
  • 1997
    In Ottawa, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign The Ottawa treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines. The United States, People’s Republic of China, and Russia do not sign the treaty, however.
  • 2007
    Winter storms cause the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, also closing a 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars in damages are blamed on the floods.
  • 2009
    A suicide bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia, claims the lives of 25 people, including three ministers of the Transitional Federal Government.

Who were born on December 3?

  • 1368
    King Charles VI of France (d. 1422)
  • 1911
    Nino Rota, Italian composer (d. 1979)
  • 1918
    Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian general (d. 2000)
  • 1952
    Mel Smith, English comedian
  • 1960
    Daryl Hannah, American actress
  • 1960
    Igor Larionov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1973
    Super Crazy, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1981
    Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (d. 2010)
  • 1981
    Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
  • 1985
    Marcus Williams, American basketball player

Who died on December 3?

  • 1892
    Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (b. 1820)
  • 1939
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1848)
  • 1973
    Bea Miles, Australian eccentric and writer (b. 1902)
  • 1981
    Walter Knott, American farmer (b. 1889)
  • 1994
    Michael Dacher, German mountaineer (b. 1933)
  • 1995
    Jimmy Jewel, English actor (b. 1909)
  • 2002
    Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (b. 1970)
  • 2004
    Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese mathematician (b. 1911)
  • 2007
    James Kemsley, Australian cartoonist and actor (b. 1948)
  • 2011
    Dev Anand, Indian actor (b. 1923)

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