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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
- 1818Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.
- 1834The Zollverein (German Customs Union) begins the first regular census in Germany.
- 1854Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 gold miners at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences.
- 1901US 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”.
- 1944Greek Civil War: Fighting breaks out in Athens between the ELAS and government forces supported by the British Army.
- 1967At 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).
- 1973Pioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.
- 1990At 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.
- 2007Winter 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?
- 1857Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British writer (d. 1924)
- 1895Anna Freud, Austrian-born British psychoanalyst (d. 1982)
- 1900Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1967)
- 1931Franz Josef Degenhardt, German author
- 1950Alberto Juantorena, Won gold in both the 400 and 800 meters at the 1976 Summer Olympics
- 1951Nicky Stevens, British singer (Brotherhood of Man)
- 1955Warren Jeffs, American convicted polygamist
- 1975Csaba Czébely, Hungarian drummer (Pokolgép)
- 1981David Villa, Spanish footballer
- 2005Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway
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