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December 3rd, 2007 (December 03 2007)EventDevastating winter storms caused 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 of damaged are blamed on the floods.
December 3rd, 2007 (December 03 2007)DeathJames Kemsley, Australian cartoonist and actor (born in 1948)
December 3rd, 2006 (December 03 2006)DeathLogan Whitehurst, American musician (born in 1977)
December 3rd, 2005 (December 03 2005)EventXCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California.
December 3rd, 2005 (December 03 2005)BirthPrince Sverre Magnus of Norway
December 3rd, 2005 (December 03 2005)DeathHerb Moford, American baseball player (born in 1928)
December 3rd, 2004 (December 03 2004)DeathShiing-Shen Chern, Chinese mathematician (born in 1911)
December 3rd, 2003 (December 03 2003)DeathDavid Hemmings, English actor (born in 1941)
December 3rd, 2002 (December 03 2002)DeathGlenn Quinn, Irish actor (born in 1970)
December 3rd, 2000 (December 03 2000)DeathGwendolyn Brooks, American poet (born in 1917)Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes
December 3rd, 2000 (December 03 2000)DeathHoyt Curtin, American songwriter (born in 1922)
December 3rd, 1999 (December 03 1999)EventNASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere.
December 3rd, 1999 (December 03 1999)DeathScatman John, American singer (born in 1942)
December 3rd, 1999 (December 03 1999)DeathMadeline Kahn, American actress (born in 1942)
December 3rd, 1999 (December 03 1999)DeathJarl Wahlstrom, 12th General of The Salvation Army (born in 1918)
December 3rd, 1998 (December 03 1998)DeathPierre Hetu, Quebec conductor and pianist (born in 1936)
December 3rd, 1997 (December 03 1997)EventIn Ottawa, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign a 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.
December 3rd, 1996 (December 03 1996)DeathGeorges Duby, French historian (born in 1919)
December 3rd, 1995 (December 03 1995)DeathJimmy Jewel, English actor (born in 1909)
December 3rd, 1995 (December 03 1995)DeathGerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (born in 1946)
December 3rd, 1994 (December 03 1994)BirthJake T. Austin, American actor
December 3rd, 1994 (December 03 1994)DeathElizabeth Glaser, AIDS activist (born in 1947)
December 3rd, 1993 (December 03 1993)DeathLewis Thomas, American physician and essayist (born in 1913)Lewis Thomas Quotes
December 3rd, 1992 (December 03 1992)EventUN Security Council Resolution 794 is unanimously passed, approving a coalition of United Nations peacekeepers led by the United States to form UNITAF, with the task of establishing peace and ensuring that humanitarian aid is distributed in Somalia.
December 3rd, 1992 (December 03 1992)EventThe Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruna, Spain, and spills much of its cargo.
December 3rd, 1992 (December 03 1992)BirthJoseph McManners, English actor
December 3rd, 1990 (December 03 1990)EventAt Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Northwest Airlines Flight 1482 collides with Northwest Airlines Flight 299 on the runway, killing 8 passengers and 4 crew members aboard flight 1482.
December 3rd, 1989 (December 03 1989)EventCold 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 their nations may be coming to an end (some commentators from both nations exaggerated the wording and independently declared the Cold War over).George H. W. Bush Quotes
December 3rd, 1987 (December 03 1987)BirthMichael Angarano, American actor
December 3rd, 1985 (December 03 1985)BirthAmanda Seyfried, American actress
December 3rd, 1985 (December 03 1985)BirthMarcus Darrell Williams, American basketball player
December 3rd, 1984 (December 03 1984)EventBhopal Disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000-600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history.
December 3rd, 1984 (December 03 1984)BirthAvraam Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
December 3rd, 1984 (December 03 1984)DeathVladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (born in 1919)
December 3rd, 1983 (December 03 1983)BirthSherri DuPree, American vocalist
December 3rd, 1982 (December 03 1982)EventA soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.
December 3rd, 1982 (December 03 1982)BirthMichael Essien, Ghanaian footballer
December 3rd, 1982 (December 03 1982)BirthJaycee Chan, Hong Kong singer and actor
December 3rd, 1982 (December 03 1982)BirthManny Corpas, American baseball player
December 3rd, 1981 (December 03 1981)BirthIoannis Amanatidis, Greek footballer
December 3rd, 1981 (December 03 1981)BirthDavid Villa, Spanish footballer
December 3rd, 1981 (December 03 1981)BirthTyjuan Hagler, American football player
December 3rd, 1981 (December 03 1981)DeathWalter Knott, American farmer (born in 1889)
December 3rd, 1980 (December 03 1980)BirthAnna Chlumsky, American actress
December 3rd, 1980 (December 03 1980)BirthJenna Dewan, American actress
December 3rd, 1980 (December 03 1980)BirthJim Sorgi, American football player
December 3rd, 1980 (December 03 1980)DeathOswald Mosley, British politician (born in 1896)
December 3rd, 1979 (December 03 1979)EventIn Cincinnati, Ohio, eleven fans are killed during a stampede for seats before a Who concert at Riverfront Coliseum.
December 3rd, 1979 (December 03 1979)EventShadow Traffic begins broadcasting in the New York City metropolitan area.
December 3rd, 1979 (December 03 1979)BirthDaniel Bedingfield, English singer
December 3rd, 1979 (December 03 1979)BirthRainbow Sun Francks, Canadian actor
December 3rd, 1979 (December 03 1979)BirthRock Cartwright, American football player
December 3rd, 1979 (December 03 1979)DeathDhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (born in 1905)
December 3rd, 1978 (December 03 1978)BirthTrina, American rapper
December 3rd, 1977 (December 03 1977)BirthChad Durbin, American baseball player
December 3rd, 1977 (December 03 1977)BirthAdam Malysz, Polish ski-jumper
December 3rd, 1977 (December 03 1977)BirthTroy Evans, American football player Evans Quotes
December 3rd, 1976 (December 03 1976)BirthGary Glover, American baseball player
December 3rd, 1976 (December 03 1976)BirthByron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby union footballer
December 3rd, 1976 (December 03 1976)BirthMark Boucher, South African cricketer
December 3rd, 1976 (December 03 1976)BirthCornelius Griffin, American football player
December 3rd, 1975 (December 03 1975)BirthMickey Avalon, American rapper
December 3rd, 1975 (December 03 1975)BirthCsaba Czebely, Hungarian drummer (Pokolgep)
December 3rd, 1975 (December 03 1975)BirthMalinda Williams, American actress
December 3rd, 1973 (December 03 1973)EventPioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.
December 3rd, 1973 (December 03 1973)BirthHolly Marie Combs, American actress
December 3rd, 1973 (December 03 1973)BirthSuper Crazy, Mexican professional wrestler
December 3rd, 1973 (December 03 1973)BirthSammy Leung, Hong Kong disc jockey
December 3rd, 1973 (December 03 1973)DeathEmile Christian, American musician (born in 1895)
December 3rd, 1972 (December 03 1972)BirthBucky Lasek, American skateboarder
December 3rd, 1972 (December 03 1972)DeathBill Johnson, American musician (born in 1872)
December 3rd, 1971 (December 03 1971)EventIndo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades East Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
December 3rd, 1971 (December 03 1971)BirthFrank Sinclair, Jamaican footballer
December 3rd, 1971 (December 03 1971)BirthKeegan Connor Tracy, Canadian actress
December 3rd, 1971 (December 03 1971)BirthVernon White, American mixed martial artist Martial Quotes
December 3rd, 1970 (December 03 1970)EventOctober Crisis: In Montreal, Quebec, kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross is released by the Front de Liberation du Quebec 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.
December 3rd, 1970 (December 03 1970)BirthPaul Byrd, American baseball player
December 3rd, 1970 (December 03 1970)BirthLindsey Hunter, American basketball player
December 3rd, 1970 (December 03 1970)BirthChristian Karembeu, French footballer
December 3rd, 1969 (December 03 1969)BirthBill Steer, British guitarist
December 3rd, 1969 (December 03 1969)DeathMathias Wieman, German actor (born in 1902)
December 3rd, 1968 (December 03 1968)BirthBrendan Fraser, American actor
December 3rd, 1968 (December 03 1968)BirthMontell Jordan, American singer, songwriter and record producer
December 3rd, 1967 (December 03 1967)EventAt 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).
December 3rd, 1967 (December 03 1967)EventThe luxury train 20th Century Limited completes its last run from New York City to Chicago (the train was inaugurated on June 15, 1902).
December 3rd, 1967 (December 03 1967)DeathHarry Wismer, American original owner of the New York Jets (born in 1913)
December 3rd, 1966 (December 03 1966)BirthFlemming Povlsen, Danish footballer
December 3rd, 1965 (December 03 1965)BirthSteve Harris, American actor
December 3rd, 1965 (December 03 1965)BirthAndrew Stanton, American animator
December 3rd, 1965 (December 03 1965)BirthKatarina Witt, German figure skater
December 3rd, 1964 (December 03 1964)EventBerkeley 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.
December 3rd, 1963 (December 03 1963)BirthJoe Lally, American musician (Fugazi)
December 3rd, 1963 (December 03 1963)BirthTerri Schiavo, center of right to die case (died in 2005)
December 3rd, 1961 (December 03 1961)BirthAdal Ramones, Mexican television host
December 3rd, 1960 (December 03 1960)BirthDaryl Hannah, American actress
December 3rd, 1960 (December 03 1960)BirthIgor Larionov, Russian ice hockey player
December 3rd, 1960 (December 03 1960)BirthJulianne Moore, American actress Julian Quotes
December 3rd, 1960 (December 03 1960)BirthMike Ramsey, American ice hockey player
December 3rd, 1959 (December 03 1959)BirthEamonn Holmes, Northern Irish TV presenter
December 3rd, 1955 (December 03 1955)BirthSteven Culp, American actor
December 3rd, 1955 (December 03 1955)BirthWarren Jeffs, American convicted polygamist
December 3rd, 1955 (December 03 1955)DeathCow Cow Davenport, American pianist (born in 1894)
December 3rd, 1954 (December 03 1954)BirthGrace Andreacchi, American author
December 3rd, 1953 (December 03 1953)BirthFranz Klammer, Austrian skier
December 3rd, 1952 (December 03 1952)BirthBenny Hinn, televangelist
December 3rd, 1952 (December 03 1952)BirthMel Smith, English comedian
December 3rd, 1951 (December 03 1951)BirthRay Candy, American professional wrestler (died in 1994)
December 3rd, 1951 (December 03 1951)BirthRiki Choshu, Japanese professional wrestler
December 3rd, 1951 (December 03 1951)BirthRick Mears, American race car driver
December 3rd, 1951 (December 03 1951)BirthJohn and Greg Rice, American twin dwarves and commercial and infomercial actors
December 3rd, 1949 (December 03 1949)BirthJohn Akii-Bua, Ugandan athlete (died in 1997)
December 3rd, 1949 (December 03 1949)BirthHeather Menzies, American actress
December 3rd, 1949 (December 03 1949)BirthMickey Thomas, American singer (Jefferson Starship)Thomas Jefferson Quotes
December 3rd, 1949 (December 03 1949)DeathMaria Ouspenskaya, Russian-born American actress (born in 1876)
December 3rd, 1948 (December 03 1948)BirthOzzy Osbourne, English singerOzzy Osbourne Quotes
December 3rd, 1946 (December 03 1946)BirthJoop Zoetemelk, Dutch cyclist
December 3rd, 1945 (December 03 1945)BirthPaul Nicholas English actor producer
December 3rd, 1944 (December 03 1944)EventThe Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists.
December 3rd, 1942 (December 03 1942)BirthAlice Schwarzer, German journalist
December 3rd, 1941 (December 03 1941)DeathPavel Filonov, Russian painter (born in 1883)
December 3rd, 1938 (December 03 1938)BirthJean-Claude Malepart, Canadian politician (died in 1989)
December 3rd, 1937 (December 03 1937)BirthBobby Allison, American race car driver
December 3rd, 1937 (December 03 1937)BirthBinod Bihari Verma, Indian linguist
December 3rd, 1934 (December 03 1934)BirthViktor Gorbatko, Soviet cosmonaut
December 3rd, 1934 (December 03 1934)DeathCharles James O Donnell, Irish politician (born in 1849)
December 3rd, 1933 (December 03 1933)BirthPaul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate
December 3rd, 1932 (December 03 1932)BirthCorry Brokken, Dutch singer
December 3rd, 1931 (December 03 1931)BirthFranz Josef Degenhardt, German author
December 3rd, 1931 (December 03 1931)BirthJaye P. Morgan, American singer
December 3rd, 1930 (December 03 1930)BirthJean-Luc Godard, French film directorJean-Luc Godard Quotes
December 3rd, 1929 (December 03 1929)EventGreat Depression: US President Herbert Hoover announces to the U.S. Congress that the worst effects of the recent stock market crash are behind the nation and the American people have regained faith in the economy.Herbert Hoover Quotes
December 3rd, 1927 (December 03 1927)BirthAndy Williams, American singer
December 3rd, 1925 (December 03 1925)BirthFerlin Husky, American singer
December 3rd, 1925 (December 03 1925)BirthKim Dae Jung, South Korean President, Nobel laureate
December 3rd, 1924 (December 03 1924)BirthRoberto Mieres, Argentine racing driver
December 3rd, 1924 (December 03 1924)BirthJohn Winter, Australian high jumper (died in 2007)
December 3rd, 1924 (December 03 1924)BirthFrancisco Sionil Jose, Filipino novelist, Philippine National Artist for Literature
December 3rd, 1922 (December 03 1922)BirthSven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer (died in 2006)
December 3rd, 1921 (December 03 1921)BirthPhyllis Curtin, American soprano
December 3rd, 1919 (December 03 1919)DeathPierre-Auguste Renoir, French impressionist painter (born in 1841)
December 3rd, 1918 (December 03 1918)BirthAbdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian general (died in 2000)
December 3rd, 1917 (December 03 1917)EventAfter nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
December 3rd, 1912 (December 03 1912)EventBulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia (the Balkan League) sign an armistice with Turkey, ending the two-month long First Balkan War.
December 3rd, 1912 (December 03 1912)EventFirst Balkan War: The Naval Battle of Elli takes place.
December 3rd, 1912 (December 03 1912)DeathPrudente Jose de Morais Barros, President of Brazil (born in 1841)
December 3rd, 1911 (December 03 1911)BirthNino Rota, Italian composer (died in 1979)
December 3rd, 1910 (December 03 1910)DeathMary Baker Eddy, Founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist (born in 1821)
December 3rd, 1908 (December 03 1908)BirthEdward Underdown, English actor (died in 1989)
December 3rd, 1904 (December 03 1904)EventThe Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine at California s Lick Observatory.
December 3rd, 1902 (December 03 1902)DeathRobert Lawson, New Zealand architect (born in 1833)
December 3rd, 1901 (December 03 1901)EventUS 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".Theodore Roosevelt Quotes
December 3rd, 1900 (December 03 1900)BirthUlrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountain guide (died in 2004)
December 3rd, 1900 (December 03 1900)BirthRichard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1967)
December 3rd, 1899 (December 03 1899)BirthIkeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (died in 1965)
December 3rd, 1895 (December 03 1895)BirthAnna Freud, Austrian-born British psychoanalyst (died in 1982)
December 3rd, 1894 (December 03 1894)DeathRobert Louis Stevenson, Scottish writer (born in 1850)Robert Louis Stevenson Quotes
December 3rd, 1892 (December 03 1892)DeathAfanasy Fet, Russian poet (born in 1820)
December 3rd, 1890 (December 03 1890)DeathBilly Midwinter, Australian cricketer (born in 1851)
December 3rd, 1888 (December 03 1888)DeathCarl Zeiss, German lens maker (born in 1816)
December 3rd, 1887 (December 03 1887)BirthNaruhiko, Prince Higashikuni of Japan (died in 1990)
December 3rd, 1886 (December 03 1886)BirthManne Siegbahn, Nobel laureate (died in 1978)
December 3rd, 1884 (December 03 1884)BirthRajendra Prasad, first President of India (died in 1963)
December 3rd, 1884 (December 03 1884)BirthWalther Stampfli, member of the Swiss Federal Council (died in 1965)
December 3rd, 1883 (December 03 1883)BirthAnton Webern, Austrian composer (died in 1945)
December 3rd, 1882 (December 03 1882)DeathArchibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury (born in 1811)
December 3rd, 1880 (December 03 1880)BirthFedor von Bock, German field marshal (died in 1945)
December 3rd, 1875 (December 03 1875)BirthMax Meldrum, Scottish-born Australian painter (died in 1955)
December 3rd, 1857 (December 03 1857)BirthJoseph Conrad, Polish-born British writer (died in 1924)Joseph Conrad Quotes
December 3rd, 1854 (December 03 1854)EventEureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences.
December 3rd, 1845 (December 03 1845)DeathGregor MacGregor, Scottish con-man (born in 1786)
December 3rd, 1842 (December 03 1842)BirthPhoebe Hearst, American socialite (died in 1919)
December 3rd, 1842 (December 03 1842)BirthCharles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (died in 1899)
December 3rd, 1842 (December 03 1842)BirthEllen Swallow Richards, American scientist (died in 1911)
December 3rd, 1838 (December 03 1838)BirthCleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (died in 1916)
December 3rd, 1838 (December 03 1838)BirthOctavia Hill, British housing and open-space activist (died in 1912)
December 3rd, 1826 (December 03 1826)BirthGeorge B. McClellan, American Civil War general (died in 1885)
December 3rd, 1818 (December 03 1818)EventIllinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.
December 3rd, 1815 (December 03 1815)DeathJohn Carroll (priest), first Roman Catholic archbishop in the U.S. (born in 1735)
December 3rd, 1805 (December 03 1805)EventLewis and Clark Expedition mark their explorations from the Missouri River overland to the Columbia River on a pine tree.
December 3rd, 1800 (December 03 1800)EventWar of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden, French General Moreau defeats the Austrian Archduke John near Munich decisively, coupled with First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte s victory at Marengo effectively forcing the Austrians to sign an armistice and ending the war.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
December 3rd, 1800 (December 03 1800)BirthFrance Preseren, Slovenian poet (died in 1849)
December 3rd, 1789 (December 03 1789)DeathClaude Joseph Vernet, French painter (born in 1714)
December 3rd, 1776 (December 03 1776)BirthJohann Spurzheim, German neuroscientist (died in 1832)
December 3rd, 1765 (December 03 1765)DeathLord John Philip Sackville, British cricketer (born in 1713)
December 3rd, 1755 (December 03 1755)BirthGilbert Stuart, American painter (died in 1828)
December 3rd, 1729 (December 03 1729)BirthAntonio Soler, Spanish composer (died in 1783)
December 3rd, 1706 (December 03 1706)DeathEmilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and hymn writer (born in 1637) Julian Quotes
December 3rd, 1684 (December 03 1684)BirthLudvig Holberg, Norwegian historian and writer (died in 1754)
December 3rd, 1610 (December 03 1610)DeathHonda Tadakatsu, Japanese general (born in 1548)
December 3rd, 1596 (December 03 1596)BirthNicolo Amati, Italian violin maker (died in 1684)
December 3rd, 1560 (December 03 1560)BirthJan Gruter, Dutch critic (died in 1627)
December 3rd, 1552 (December 03 1552)DeathSt Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary to the East (born in 1506)
December 3rd, 1533 (December 03 1533)DeathVasili III, Grand Prince of Moscow (born in 1479)
December 3rd, 1368 (December 03 1368)BirthKing Charles VI of France (died in 1422)
December 3rd, 1265 (December 03 1265)DeathOdofredus, Italian jurist
December 3rd, 1154 (December 03 1154)DeathPope Anastasius IV

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