3 DECEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Joseph Conrad, 1857
  • Edward Lasker, 1885
  • Anna Freud, 1895
  • Robert Capa, 1913
  • Larry Parks, 1914
  • Sven Nykvist, 1922
  • Maria Callas, 1923
  • Ferlin Husky, 1927
  • Andy Williams, 1928
  • Jean-Luc Godard, 1930
  • Ozzy Osbourne, 1948
  • Mel Smith, 1952
  • Julianne Moore, 1960
  • Darryl Hannah, 1960
  • Katarina Witt, 1965

Died On This Day:

  • Frederick VI Denmark, 1839
  • Carl Zeiss, 1888
  • Robert Louis Stevenson, 1894
  • John Bartlett, 1905
  • Mary Baker Eddy, 1910
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1919
  • Maria Ouspenskaya, 1949
  • Philip Barry, 1949
  • Sir Oswald Mosley, 1980
  • Madeline Kahn, 1999
  • David Hemmings, 2003

Today's Events:

  • 1170 - Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas à Becket, 52, returns to England after 6 year exile in France.
  • 1586 - Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, from Colombia.
  • 1621 - Galileo perfects his telescope.
  • 1685 - Jews barred from settling in Stockholm, Sweden by King Charles II.
  • 1775 - First American flag raised aboard the Alfred.
  • 1800 - Victory of French over Austrians at Battle of Hohenlinden (Napoleonic wars).
  • 1808 - Madrid surrenders to Napoleon.
  • 1810 - British capture Mauritius from French.
  • 1818 - Illinois 2first state admitted to Union.
  • 1833 - The first coeducational college opens-Oberlin Collegiate Institute, Oberlin, OH.
  • 1910 - Frenchman George Claude displays neon lighting for the first time at the Paris Motor Show.
  • 1926 - Mystery writer Agatha Christie disappears from her Surrey home; reappears 1 week later in Yorks.
  • 1947 - 'A Streetcar Named Desire' starts 855 performance run at Barrymore, N.Y.-Pulitzer prize.
  • 1961 - Beatles meet their future manager Brian Epstein.
  • 1967 - First human heart transplant by Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town South Africa on Louis Washkansky.
  • 1994 - Sony introduces Sony PlayStation; 100 million are sold in the next ten years.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Cassian of Tangier
  • Francis Xavier
  • Lucius

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • CHANUKKA (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th day of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • KWANZAA - African American Heritage celebrated December 26 - January 1

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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