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Saturday December 3, 2022

December 3: Day of the Week

December 3, 2022 is the 337th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 28 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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December 3 Historical Event(s)

  • 1834
    The Zollverein (German Customs Union) begins the first regular census in Germany.
  • 1904
    The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine at California’s Lick Observatory.
  • 1912
    Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia (the Balkan League) sign an armistice with Turkey, ending the two-month long First Balkan War.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Naval Battle of Elli takes place.
  • 1917
    After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, including two collapses causing 89 deaths, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
  • 1982
    A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.
  • 1989
    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.
  • 1990
    At Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Northwest Airlines Flight 1482 collides with Northwest Airlines Flight 299 on the runway, killing 7 passengers and 1 crew member aboard flight 1482.
  • 1992
    A test engineer for Sema Group uses a personal computer to send the world’s first text message via the Vodafone network to the phone of a colleague.
  • 2007
    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?

  • 1596
    Nicolò Amati, Italian violin maker (d. 1684)
  • 1684
    Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian historian and writer (d. 1754)
  • 1838
    Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (d. 1916)
  • 1838
    Octavia Hill, British housing and open-space activist (d. 1912)
  • 1911
    Nino Rota, Italian composer (d. 1979)
  • 1947
    Patricia Krenwinkel, American murderess
  • 1970
    Christian Karembeu, French footballer
  • 1976
    Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1976
    Mark Boucher, South African cricketer
  • 1982
    Franco Sbaraglini, Argentine-born Italian rugby player

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