December 3: Day of the Week
December 3, 2021 is the 337th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 28 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1799War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Wiesloch, Austrian Lieutenant Field Marshal Sztáray de Nagy-Mihaly defeats the French at Wiesloch.
- 1904The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine at California’s Lick Observatory.
- 1917After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, including two collapses causing 89 deaths, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic.
- 1944Greek Civil War: Fighting breaks out in Athens between the ELAS and government forces supported by the British Army.
- 1960The musical Camelot debuted at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway, and would become associated with the Kennedy administration.
- 1970October Crisis: In Montreal, Quebec, kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross is released by the Front de libération du Québec 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.
- 1973Pioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.
- 1979In Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.
- 1984Bhopal 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.
- 2005XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California.
Who were born on December 3?
- 1932Corry Brokken, Dutch singer
- 1934Viktor Gorbatko, Soviet cosmonaut
- 1949Mickey Thomas, American singer (Jefferson Starship)
- 1953Lothar Schneider, German footballer
- 1968Montell Jordan, American singer and record producer
- 1976Cornelius Griffin, American football player
- 1980Jim Sorgi, American football player
- 1982Michael Essien, Ghanaian footballer
- 1986Radek Smoleňák, Czech hockey player
- 1994Jake T. Austin, American actor
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