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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 28 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 20, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,308,160 minutes 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 60 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 3,269 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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December 3 Historical Events
Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.
Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released.
The musical Camelot debuted at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway, and would become associated with the Kennedy administration.
Pioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.
In Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.
A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.
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.
Six firefighters are killed in the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire in Worcester, Massachusetts.
XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California.
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.
Who were born on December 3?
Phyllis Curtin, American soprano
Kim Dae-jung, South Korean President, Nobel laureate (d. 2009)
Jeffrey R. Holland, American religious leader
Mickey Thomas, American singer (Jefferson Starship)
Lothar Schneider, German footballer
Andrew Stanton, American animator
Lindsey Hunter, American basketball player
Henk Timmer, Dutch football goalkeeper
Adam Małysz, Polish ski-jumper
Franco Sbaraglini, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
Who died on December 3?
Saint Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary to the East (b. 1506)
Prudente José de Morais Barros, President of Brazil (b. 1841)
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French impressionist painter (b. 1841)
Emile Christian, American musician (b. 1895)
Elizabeth Glaser, AIDS activist (b. 1947)
Georges Duby, French historian (b. 1919)
Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)
Teo Peter, Romanian rock musician and bass player for Compact (b. 1954)
Richard Todd, British actor (b. 1919)
Dev Anand, Indian actor (b. 1923)
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