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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1904The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine at California’s Lick Observatory.
- 1910Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.
- 1912First Balkan War: The Naval Battle of Elli takes place.
- 1927Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released.
- 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).
- 1979In Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.
- 1992UN 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.
Who were born on December 3?
- 1684Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian historian and writer (d. 1754)
- 1838Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (d. 1916)
- 1931Jaye P. Morgan, American singer
- 1952Mel Smith, English comedian
- 1953Lothar Schneider, German footballer
- 1970Lu Parker, American broadcast journalist and former beauty queen
- 1970Paul Byrd, American baseball player
- 1975Malinda Williams, American actress
- 1977Troy Evans, American football player
- 1982Franco Sbaraglini, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
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