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Famous Events For December 3

Famous Events For December 3 – Today In History

What Happened on December 3 in World History?

Early Centuries – December 3 Historic Events – Before 1700

1. December 3, 0741 – Gregory III is succeeded by St Zachary. He started as Catholic Pope this day
2. December 3, 1347 – Pope Clements VI calls the Roman tribunal Cola di Rienzo as the one holding views opposite to the orthodox views
3. December 3, 1557 – founding of the first Covenant of Scottish protestants
4. December 3, 1586 – Sir Thomas Herriot brought potatoes from Colombia and familiarizes in England
5. December 3, 1639 – first Divorce by Court

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6. December 3, 1676 – The combined armies of Denmark and Dutch consisting of 13,000 soldiers were defeated by Sweden’s defense consisting of only 8,000 at the battle of Lund (Scanian War)
7. December 3, 1678 – Edmond Halley passed out of The Queen’s College, Oxford with a degree in MA
8. December 3, 1685 – Jews were prohibited from settling in Stockholm, Sweden as per the orders of Charles II
9. December 3, 1694 – The period of parliament in England was set at 3 years
10. December 3, 1699 – appointment of Baron Jacob Hop as chief Treasurer in Hague

18th Century – What Happened on December 3 – The 1700s

11. December 3, 1730 – King George II appoints Colley Cibber as British Poet Laureate
12. December 3, 1736 – Newton’s theory that the earth was an ellipsoid and not square, as opposed to the earlier theory was confirmed by the experiments conducted by Astronomer Anders Celsius
13. December 3, 1775 – The US flag officially hoisted abroad the naval ship USS Alfred

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19th Century – December 3 This Day That Year – The 1800s

14. December 3, 1818 – USA accepts Illinois as the 21st state (Admission Day)
15. December 3, 1828 – Andrew Jackson declared elected as the 7th US President
16. December 3, 1833 – the inauguration of the first coeducational college in Ohio – The Oberlin College
17. December 3, 1834 – the founding of the first dental society in the US (NY)
18. December 3, 1835 – The first fire insurance policy issued by a US fire insurance company (Rhode Island)
19. December 3, 1844 – founding of the Roman Catholic Missionary of Prayer
20. December 3, 1847 – first print of the daily “North Star” by Frederick Douglass
21. December 3, 1854 – the state army murdered 20 gold miners at Ballarat, Victoria when they rebelled on mining rights. This is maintained by many as the birth of Australian democracy – Eureka Stockade
22. December 3, 1863 – The US Army Chief James Longstreet ends his siege at Knoxville, TN
23. December 3, 1864 – Fight at Thomas’ Station, Georgia
24. December 3, 1868 – appointment of a black for the first time on US trial Jury for Jefferson Davis hearing
25. December 3, 1878 – immigrants reach Petach Tikvah, Israel
26. December 3, 1881 – discovery of Leopoldville (modern Kinshasa) by Henry Morton Stanley
27. December 3, 1883 – conference of the 48th US Congress (1883-85)

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20th Century – Important Events On This Day December 3 – The 1900s

28. December 3, 1901 – the license of Milwaukee Brewers formally withdrawn from the American League and given to the St Louis Browns at the MLB meeting
29. December 3, 1903 – submission of Panglima Polim to Captain Colojn at Atjeh
30. December 3, 1907 – debut performance of the musical “Talk of the Town” by George Cohan in NYC
31. December 3, 1908 – Hans Richter guided the first Masterpiece in Scale A by Edward Elgar and performed by Halle Orchestra in Manchester, England
32. December 3, 1910 – first display of Neon lights in public at the Paris Auto Show
33. December 3, 1911 – Wills Carrier communicates to the audience at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers his powerful “Rational Psychrometric Formulae” on air conditioning
34. December 3, 1912 – appointment of Gerrit Brinkman as the first traffic officer in Dutch
35. December 3, 1912 –peace agreement among Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece and Bulgaria on armaments
36. December 3, 1912 – The first of the two Balkan wars took place at Elli in the Balkan Peninsula
37. December 3, 1914 – Eight Belgian army were killed when the Dutch army fired on the captive soldiers
38. December 3, 1915 – appointment of General Joseph Joffre as the Commander-in-chief of the French Armies
39. December 3, 1917 – The Quebec Bridge, planned and constructed after 20 years was thrown open to the public
40. December 3, 1917 – there was no consensus on the aims of the war at the discussion at The Supreme Allied War Council held at Versailles
41. December 3, 1920 – peace treaty between Turkey and Armenia
42. December 3, 1921 – Toronto Argonauts beat Edmonton Eskimos, 23-0 to get their 2nd Championship title at the CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto

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43. December 3, 1922 – premiere show of the first color movie “Tall of the Sea) in NYC
44. December 3, 1923 – first radio broadcast of the Congressional Open session
45. December 3, 1926 – Manchester Guardian
46. December 3, 1926 – where Agatha Christie, a detective novelist was missing for 11 days
47. December 3, 1929 – Boston ruins to defeat the Montreal Canadiens, 3-1; their first victory and the start of NHL 14-play success and 22-play winning at home
48. December 3, 1930 – fog combined with airborne chemicals kill 60 in Meuse Valley, Belgium
49. December 3, 1930 – Swearing in of Otto Ender to form the government in Austrian
50. December 3, 1930 – first performance of the musical “Evergreen” by Richard Rodgers/L Hart in London
51. December 3, 1931 – Alka Seltzer put on sale
52. December 3, 1932 – Hamilton Tigers triumphs over Regina Roughriders, 25-6 for their successive 5th championship title
53. December 3, 1932 – appointment of Gen Kurt von Schleicher as chancellor of Germany
54. December 3, 1933 – During the MLB trading of players, Connie Mack, proprietor of Philadelphia A’s trades Catcher Cochrane to Detroit for a consideration of $100,000. Cochrane assumes the Managership of the Tigers
55. December 3, 1933 – Joe Lilliard, QB of Chic Cardinals was a black player until 1946
56. December 3, 1934 – Libya accepts Italian colonies Tripoli and Cyrenaica as its territories
57. December 3, 1934 – relocation of KYW-AM in Chicago III to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

58. December 3, 1938 – linear measuring system over a metric to continue in AAU
59. December 3, 1939 – debut performance of the 6th musical by Dmitri Shostakovich
60. December 3, 1943 – Angelo Bertelli, QB of Notre Dame was awarded the 9th Heisman Trophy
61. December 3, 1943 – Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy commenced
62. December 3, 1943 – debut performance of the 4th musical by Howard Hanson
63. December 3, 1944 – The neutralizing order by the British triggers a mass strike in Greece
64. December 3, 1944 – Jews stop the death march in Hungary
65. December 3, 1944 – a provisional amalgamation of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Cardinals disbanded by the end of the term: both the teams commenced their usual play for the 1945 term when WWII came to an end
66. December 3, 1944 – seizure of Brandenburg Hurtgenwald by the 5th division of the US army
67. December 3, 1944 – the communists and the royalists start the Greek Civil War in Greece
68. December 3, 1944 – Home Guards in Britain stand in attention at a send-off party in Hyde Park, London
69. December 3, 1946 – Glenn Davis, Army (HB) awarded the 12th Heisman Trophy
70. December 3, 1946 – the UN was requested by the US government to direct the autocrat Franco to leave Spain
71. December 3, 1947 – debut performance of “Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams in NYC
72. December 3, 1948 – “Pumpkin Papers” assumed to be from Alger Hiss revealed
73. December 3, 1948 – The first female military officer in the US, other than the medical division, assumes duty
74. December 3, 1948 – in a cricket match between Bradman XI and Lindsy Hassett’s XI, a play to honor Bradman, Australian cricket celebrity Don Bradman achieves 123 runs for Bradman XI at Melbourne Cricket Ground where 52,300 fans attend the match

75. December 3, 1948 – detonation in the Chinese vessel carrying refugees, “Kiagya” in the East China Sea kills 1,100
76. December 3, 1949 – TV Transmission channel 4 commences in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (CBS) on CBS
77. December 3, 1950 – Cleveland Browns beat Philadelphia, 13-7
78. December 3, 1950 – American Radio Broadcaster, Paul Harvey, commences his commences his program
79. December 3, 1952 – premiere TV broadcast in Hawaii
80. December 3, 1952 – nomination by voting of Marcos Perez Jimenez as president of Venezuela
81. December 3, 1953 – premiere of “Kismat” at Ziegfeld Theater NYC to give 593 shows
82. December 3, 1953 – McCarthy’s remarks that there are communists in the Republican Party disapproved by Eisenhower
83. December 3, 1953 – debut of the 5th String Quartet by Dmitri Shostakovich
84. December 3, 1953 – a musical “In the Jailhouse Now” documented by Webb Pierce (Billboard Song of the Year 1955)
85. December 3, 1954 – debut performance of the play, “Prayers of Kierkegaard” by Samuel Barber
86. December 3, 1954 – the first show of “Troilus & Cressida” by William Walton in London
87. December 3, 1955 – TV Transmission channel 10 starts airing in Monroe-El Dorado, LA on NBC
88. December 3, 1956 – the defense forces of Britain and France vacate Egypt
89. December 3, 1956 – TV transmission channel 5 commences airing from Ft Smith, AR on CBS
90. December 3, 1956 – Wilt Chamberlain, a Basketball celebrity plays in the university team; achieves 52 points and snatches 31 rebounds to surpass the Kansas records; the team scores 87-69 to defeat Northwestern

91. December 3, 1956 – the relay team of Australian freestyle swimming in 4 x 200 m, Kevin O’Halloran, John Devitt, Murray Rose & Jon Henricks achieve the Gold at the Melbourne Olympics. They completed the game in the shortest period 8:23.6; it was the 2nd Gold of the 3 Golds for Rose at the Olympic
92. December 3, 1957 – John Crow, Texas A&M (HB) awarded the 23rd Heisman Trophy
93. December 3, 1958 – Nationalization of Dutch business recognized by the parliament in Indonesia
94. December 3, 1959 – culmination of emergency in Cyprus
95. December 3, 1960 – premiere of “Camelot” at Majestic Theater NYC to give 873 shows
96. December 3, 1960 – premiere of “Camelot” by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner in NYC
97. December 3, 1961 – The first non-Japanese to become the world Champion in Judo was Dutchman Anton Geesink
98. December 3, 1961 – the meeting between the Beatles and Brian Epstein, the future manager
99. December 3, 1961 – a 55-yard field goal was achieved by George Blanda (Houston Oilers)
100. December 3, 1961 – atomic test by US at Nevada Test Site
101. December 3, 1962 – appointment of the first US black female Judge, Edith Spurlock Sampson; takes charge
102. December 3, 1962 – Russian News Paper Pravda censures western art
103. December 3, 1962 – Los Angeles Rams selects Tarry Baker from Oregon State from the 1963 NFL Draft as its first choice
104. December 3, 1964 – TV Transmission channel 8 starts functioning in Albion, NB on ABC
105. December 3, 1964 – protesting students, 800 in number, were detained at the University of California, Berkeley
106. December 3, 1965 – commencement of tour of the UK by Beatles for their musical in Glasgow
107. December 3, 1965 – The spacecraft Luna 8 by the USSR was a failure as it collided on the Moon
108. December 3, 1966 – below surface atomic test by the US at Hattiesburg, Mississippi
109. December 3, 1967 – Dr Christiaan Barnard transplanted a human heart on Louis Washkansky, in South Africa, for the first time

110. December 3, 1967 – Australian Derek Clayton achieves the best timings of 2:09:36.4 in the lengthy run at Fukuoka Marathon in Japan
111. December 3, 1967 – Sukarno, Ex-President of Indonesia detained in his residence
112. December 3, 1967 – The well-known NY-Chicago luxury train, “20th Century Limited” makes its final run
113. December 3, 1967 – efforts to kill the Reggae Musician, Bob Marley, and his associates during the practice session of the musicals in Jamaica
114. December 3, 1968 – Many changes effected in the MLB Rules such as increasing the offensive run production, lessening the strike zone size, and lowering the height of the pitcher’s mound from 15” to 10” were proved efficacious
115. December 3, 1968 – Elvis “comeback special” comes back on NBC
116. December 3, 1969 – John Lennon features as Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
117. December 3, 1970 – Atomic test by the US at Nevada Test Site
118. December 3, 1970 – Claude Ruel steps down as coach of NHL Montreal Canadiens; Al MacNeil, substitute guides Habs to achieve a Stanley Cup Championship after 5 months
119. December 3, 1971 – US President Richard Nixon pardons the jail term of Jimmy Hoffa on the condition that does not participate in the trade union
120. December 3, 1971 – India wages war on a full scale on West Pakistan; hundreds lost their lives
121. December 3, 1972 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats triumphs over Saskatchewan Roughriders, 13-10 at the CFL Grey Cup, Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton and it was the Tiger-Cats first to achieve Grey Cup at home
122. December 3, 1972 – 155 lost their life in an air accident involving Canvair 990A in Tenerife Canary Island
123. December 3, 1973 – Spacecraft Pioneer 10 travels near Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet)
124. December 3, 1975 – communists capture Laos; formation of Lao People’s Democratic Republic
125. December 3, 1976 – nomination by voting of Patrick J Hillery as President of Ireland
126. December 3, 1978 – last show of “King of Hearts” at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 shows
127. December 3, 1979 – Who musicals in Cincinnati caused the death of 11 by crushing
128. December 3, 1979 – Charles White, Southern California (RB) achieved the 45th Heisman Trophy
129. December 3, 1979 – A thimble was sold by auction for a maximum of $18,400 by auctioneers at Christie’s
130. December 3, 1979 – the constitution of Iran approved
131. December 3, 1979 – Shadow Traffic, a broadcasting outsourcing Company, premiers in the New York urbanite area

132. December 3, 1980 -Thompson D-NJ & Murphy were found guilty by the NY Federal Jury
133. December 3, 1980 – Don Sutton, the most successful pitcher in the history of Los Angeles Dodgers enters into a contract for four years with Houston; Astros returns to Dodgers in 1988 due to an injury to kneecap, after a period of stay with 3 other MLB clubs
134. December 3, 1981 – Atomic test by US at Nevada Test site
135. December 3, 1982 – Big Fork, Arkansas records the highest rainfall of 35.7 cm
136. December 3, 1982 – Cleveland, Ohio records a highest-ever temperature of 77 F in December
137. December 3, 1982 – Thomas Hearns was defeated by Sugar Ray Leonard and lost his world welterweight boxing championship; but achieved the WBC Super Welterweight trophy by majority point verdict defeating Wilfred Benitez at Superdome, New Orleans
138. December 3, 1982 – the movie based on the biography of the actress Frances Farmer, “Frances” featuring Jessica Lange premiers in the US
139. December 3, 1983 – last show of “Marilyn: An American Fable” at Minskoff NYC after 16 presentations
140. December 3, 1983 – Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB) awarded the 49th Heisman Trophy
141. December 3, 1983 – Atomic test by France at Mururoa Islands
142. December 3, 1984 – In a disastrous outflow of 45 tons of methyl isocyanate and other poisonous gases at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India – referred to as a Bhopal disaster – 2259 people lost their lives as per the official statistics but unofficial figures evaluation the death toll to be nearly 16,000 (including later deaths) and more than half a million wounded
143. December 3, 1984 – premiere of “Do They Know it’s Christmas”, a musical, scripted by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and sung by Band Aid in the UK
144. December 3, 1985 – spacecraft Atlantis 2, 23rd Shuttle Mission (61B) arrives at the Edwards Air Force Base (AFB)
145. December 3, 1985 – Shelley Duvall achieves the Golden Cable ACE Award for “Faerie Tale Theatre”
146. December 3, 1986 – In a cricket match WI vs Sri Lanka, WI scored 248/5. Sri Lanka while chasing the target, was shockingly dismissed just for 55 in the cricket’s Champions Trophy in Sharjah; pace bowler, Courtney Walsh of WI claims 5 wickets for 1 in 4.3 overs
147. December 3, 1986 – Sri Lanka were bundled out for 55 against WI in an IDI cricket; Walsh took 5 wickets for 1 in 4.3 overs
148. December 3, 1988 – Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State (RB) wins the 54th Heisman Trophy
149. December 3, 1988 – twelve winners share the NY Lotto jackpot of $45 million (the winning numbers were 1-8-13-18-28-48)
150. December 3, 1989 – In a joint statement, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush pronounced that the Cold War had ended
151. December 3, 1989 – Swedish tennis star Stefan Edberg defeats the reigning champion Boris Becker (4-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-1) at Madison Square Garden, NYC to achieve his first and only ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis championship
152. December 3, 1991 – Hulk Hogan vanquishes the Undertaker at “This Tuesday in Texas” at the Freeman Coliseum (Amphitheater) to achieve the WWF title for the fourth time
153. December 3, 1991 – US prisoner, Alan Steen was freed by the Muslim Shi’ites
154. December 3, 1991 – stepping down of Chief of Staff, John Sununu, White House
155. December 3, 1992 – It was an undisputed decision of the UN Security Council that the forces under the leadership of the US enter Somalia
156. December 3, 1992 – The Greek ship, Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tons of oil immobilized in shallow waters due to a storm near La Coruna, Spain, and spills the majority of the freight
157. December 3, 1995 – last show of “Company” at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 shows
158. December 3, 1995 – premiere of “Holiday” at Circle in Sq Theater NYC to give 49 presentations
159. December 3, 1995 – Pete Sampras vanquish Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-2, 6-4,6-6 to give the US a 3-1 conclusive lead
160. December 3, 1995 – In a 2nd cricket match between England and South Africa in Johannesburg, Jack Russell, the wicketkeeper, dismisses Clive Eksteen by a catch, the 11th one in the series
161. December 3, 1995 – Naeem Akhtar claims 10 wickets for 28 for Rawalpindi B against Peshawar

162. December 3, 1995 – A new area Code No.864 assigned to Northwestern South Carolina
163. December 3, 1995 – Pete Sampras defeats Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 to give the US a conclusive lead of 3-1, a best for the US for the 31st time
164. December 3, 1997 – premiere show of “1776” at Gershwin Theater NYC
165. December 3, 1997 – dismissal of Latrell Sprewell’s $32 million, four-year NBA Agreement for assaulting the coach P.J Carlesimo
166. December 3, 1999 – Radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander was not available for NASA before the entry of the spacecraft into the Martian atmosphere
167. December 3, 1999 – inferno in Worcester cold storage and granary in Worcester, Massachusetts, 6 persons of the firefighting team
168. December 3, 1999 – right-wing player Kevin Dineen of Ottawa Senators achieved 300 professional goals and 2000 penalties in the chronicle of NHL also fined for misconduct against NJ Devils in a 7-4 loss

21st Century – December 3 This Day In History – The 2000s

169. December 3, 2000 – Tennis French Open star Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil defeats Andre Agassi in the Tennis Masters Cup final, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in Lisbon, Portugal
170. December 3, 2005 – A manned missile by XCOR Aerospace delivers its first US Mail in Mojave, California
171. December 3, 2005 – No.22 Florida States defeats No.5 Virginia Tech, 27-22 at the 1st ACC Championship title
172. December 3, 2006 – Marat Safin vanquishes Jose Acasuso of Argentina, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 to claim a 3-2 win for Russia at the Davis Cup Tennis, Moscow
173. December 3, 2007 – Chehalis River inundates several cities in Lewis County, Washington due to severe winter hurricanes; the Interstate 5 road was not fit for use for many days and 8 lost their lives and damaged property worth billions
174. December 3, 2014 – stepping down of Darren Wilson, a police officer, who had shot dead a defenseless black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri
175. December 3, 2014 – detention of David Pocock, Australian Rugby celebrity for his demonstration against a coal mine being constructed in an Australian national forest
176. December 3, 2015 – All battle posts in the US Army would be made available for women, an announcement was made to this effect by US Defense Secretary, Ash Carter
177. December 3, 2016 – Despite the demonstrations by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the US Army resolves not to permit an oil pipeline in North Dakota
178. December 3, 2017 – first Pizza Party celebrated by the astronauts in the International Space Station
179. December 3, 2018 – cautioning of the breakdown of the civilization and natural world by David Attenborough at the UN climate summit in Poland
180. December 3, 2018 – the claim by a man that he be legally accepted 20 years less was dismissed by a Dutch court in Arnhem
181. December 3, 2018 – the 7-year old Ryan of Ryan Toysreview was the child of the YouTube Star getting the maximum pay of $ 22 million
182. December 3, 2018 – Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric achieves the Ballor d’Or title; Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronald has not achieved the title since 2007 for the first time; Ada Hegerberg was the woman from Norway to achieve the introductory prize

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