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 338th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 28 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 20, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,606,953,600 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 ‘trihectatriacontaoctagon’ 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 71 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 2,904 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 3 Historical Events

  • 1818
    Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.
  • 1834
    The Zollverein (German Customs Union) begins the first regular census in Germany.
  • 1901
    US President Theodore Roosevelt delivers a 20,000-word speech to the House of Representatives asking the Congress to curb the power of trusts “within reasonable limits”.
  • 1910
    Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.
  • 1912
    Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia (the Balkan League) sign an armistice with Turkey, ending the two-month long First Balkan War.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Naval Battle of Elli takes place.
  • 1973
    Pioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.
  • 1976
    An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but plays a concert two days later.
  • 1979
    In Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.
  • 1989
    Cold War: In a meeting off the coast of Malta, US President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev release statements indicating that the cold war between Nato and The Soviet Union may be coming to an end.

Who were born on December 3?

  • 1684
    Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian historian and writer (d. 1754)
  • 1940
    Jeffrey R. Holland, American religious leader
  • 1948
    Ozzy Osbourne, English singer
  • 1951
    Rick Mears, American race car driver
  • 1954
    Grace Andreacchi, American author
  • 1961
    Adal Ramones, Mexican television host
  • 1966
    Flemming Povlsen, Danish footballer
  • 1968
    Brendan Fraser, Canadian-American actor
  • 1981
    Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
  • 1985
    László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer

Who died on December 3?

  • 1533
    Vasili III, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1479)
  • 1552
    Saint Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary to the East (b. 1506)
  • 1890
    Billy Midwinter, Australian cricketer (b. 1851)
  • 1902
    Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (b. 1833)
  • 1928
    Ezra Meeker, American pioneer and businessman (b. 1830)
  • 1939
    Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1848)
  • 1979
    Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (b. 1905)
  • 1995
    Jimmy Jewel, English actor (b. 1909)
  • 1996
    Georges Duby, French historian (b. 1919)
  • 2005
    Herb Moford, American baseball player (b. 1928)

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