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December 3 - Today in History
By Staff
Dec 3, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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0741 - St Zachary begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III
1347 - Pope Clemens VI declares Roman tribunal Coke di Rienzo as heretics
1557 - First Covenant of Scottish protestants form
1586 - Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, from Colombia
1621 - Galileo invents telescope
1639 - First annulment by court decree passes
1676 - Battle at Lund: Sweden beats Denen
1678 - Edmund Halley receives MA from Queen's College, Oxford
1685 - Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm Sweden
1694 - English parliamentary election set for every 3 years
1699 - Baron Jacob Hop appointed treasurer-general of the Hague
1775 - First official US flag raising (aboard naval vessel Alfred)
1818 - Illinois becomes 21st state USA (Admission day)
1828 - Andrew Jackson elected 7th president of US
1833 - Oberlin College in Oh, first truly coeducational college opens
1834 - First US dental society organized (NY)
1835 - First US mutual fire insurance company issues first policy (RI)
1844 - RC Society Apostole of Prayer forms
1847 - Frederick Douglass publishes first issue of his newspaper "North Star"
1863 - Longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, Tennessee
1864 - Skirmish at Thomas' Station, Georgia
1866 - Paid fire dept replaces volunteer companies
1868 - Trial of Jefferson Davis starts; first blacks on US trial jury
1878 - Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah Israel
1881 - Henry M Stanley finds Leopoldville/Kinshasa
1883 - 48th Congress (1883-85) convenes
1893 - Ndebeles destroy Rhodesia
1901 - Milwaukee is dropped from the AL & replaced by St Louis Browns
1903 - Panglima Polim surrenders to Capt Colijn at Atjeh
1910 - Neon lights, first publically seen (Paris Auto Show)
1912 - Gerrit Brinkman becomes first Dutch traffic officer
1912 - Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
1914 - Neth army shoots up ge�nterneerde Belgian soldiers: 8 killed
1920 - Turkey & Armenia agree to peace treaty
1921 - 9th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 23-0
1922 - First successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC
1923 - First Congressional open session broadcast via radio (Wash DC)
1926 - Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together)
1929 - Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak
1930 - Air-borne chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley Belgium)
1930 - Otto Ender forms Austrian govt
1931 - Alka Seltzer goes on sale
1932 - 20th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 25-6
1932 - Gen Kurt von Schleicher becomes chancellor of Germany
1933 - Connie Mack sells Mickey Cochrane to Det Tigers for $100,000
1933 - Joe Lilliard QBs Chic Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
1934 - Italian colonial Tripoli & Cyrenaica annexed to Libya
1938 - AAU's decides to continue linear measuring system over metric
1941 - Hitler views Poltava Ukraine
1943 - 9th Heisman Trophy Award: Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (QB)
1943 - Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy begins
1943 - Strike of Monte Cassino, Italy begins
1944 - British order to disarm, causes general strike in Greece
1944 - Hungarian death march of Jews ends
1944 - Mussert puts Seyss-Inquart plan for small Nazi-Europe
1944 - NFL Cardinals-Pitts merger dissolves
1944 - US 5th Armour division occupies Brandenburg Hurtgenwald
1946 - 12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB)
1946 - US govt asks UN to order dictator Franco out of Spain
1948 - "Pumpkin Papers" come to light (claimed to be from Alger Hiss)
1948 - First US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn-in
1948 - Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial
1948 - Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea, killing 1,100
1950 - Cleve Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Phila 13-7)
1950 - Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast
1950 - Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 12 punts
1952 - First TV broadcast in Hawaii
1952 - Marcos Perez Jiminez elected president of Venezuela
1953 - Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in Rep party
1956 - England & France pull troops out of Egypt
1956 - Wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52)
1957 - 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)
1958 - Indonesian parliament accepts nationalisation of Dutch businesses
1959 - State of emergency on Cyprus ends
1961 - Anton Geesink becomes first not-Japanese judo world champion
1961 - Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein
1961 - George Blanda of Houston Oilers kicks 55-yard field goal
1961 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 - Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as first US black female judge
1962 - Pravda criticizes western art
1964 - "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" first airs on TV
1964 - Police arrests 800 sit-in students at U of Cal at Berkeley
1965 - Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow
1965 - USSR launches Luna 8; crashes on Moon
1966 - US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg Miss
1967 - First human heart transplant performed (Dr Christian Barnard, S Africa)
1967 - Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:09:36.4)
1967 - Ex-president Sukarno under house arrest in Indonesia
1967 - Final run of "20th Century Limited," famed NY-Chicago luxury train
1968 - Pitcher's mound drops from 15" to 10" & strike zone reduced from knees to shoulders to top of knees to armpits, to help hitters
1969 - John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar
1970 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1971 - Miss Teenage America Pageant
1971 - Pres Nixon commutes Jimmy Hoffa's jail term
1972 - Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die
1973 - Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (first fly-by of an outer planet) [Dec 4-GMT]
1975 - Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed
1976 - Dr Patrick J Hillery elected president of Iraq
1978 - Pat Bradley/Lon Hinkle wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1979 - 11 trampled to death at Cincinnati Who concert [or 1204?]
1979 - 45th Heisman Trophy Award: Charles White, Southern Cal (RB)
1979 - Christies auctions a thimble for a record $18,400
1979 - Iran accepts constitution
1980 - NY Federal jury finds Reps Thompson D-NJ & Murphy, D-NY, guilty
1981 - Beth Daniel/Tom Kite wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1981 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - First NJ Devil hat-trick (Steve Tambellini) defeat Hartford 5-4
1982 - 35.7 cm rainfall at Big Fork, Arkansas (state record)
1982 - 77�F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in December
1982 - Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez
1983 - 49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB)
1983 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 - 2,000 die from Union Carbide poison gas emission in Bhopal, India
1984 - Oldest groom - Harry Stevens, 103, weds Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisconsin
1985 - 23rd Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-lands at Edwards AFB
1986 - Sri Lanka all out 55 v WI in one-dayer Walsh 5-1 in 4 3 overs
1988 - 54th Heisman Trophy Award: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State (RB)
1988 - NY Lotto pays $45 million to twelve winner (#s are 1-8-13-18-28-48)
1989 - Pat Bradley/Bill Glasson wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1990 - NL batting champ Willie McGee signs as a free agent with SF Giants
1991 - Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become 4th time WWF champion
1991 - Muslim Shites release US hostage Alan Steen
1991 - White House Chief of Staff John Sununu resigns
1992 - UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia
1995 - 84th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Moscow (3-2)
1995 - Beth Daniels/Davis Love III wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1995 - Naeem Akhtar takes 10-28 for Rawalpindi B against Peshawar
1995 - Northwestern South Carolina begins using new area code 864
1997 - Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, four-year, $32 million, contract terminated for attacking his coach P J Carlesimo

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