December 3: Day of the Week
December 3, 2020 is the 338th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 28 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1834The Zollverein (German Customs Union) begins the first regular census in Germany.
- 1910Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.
- 1912Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia (the Balkan League) sign an armistice with Turkey, ending the two-month long First Balkan War.
- 1927Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released.
- 1944Greek Civil War: Fighting breaks out in Athens between the ELAS and government forces supported by the British Army.
- 1964Berkeley Free Speech Movement: Police arrest over 800 students at the University of California, Berkeley, following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building in protest at the UC Regents’ decision to forbid protests on UC property.
- 1973Pioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.
- 1982A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.
- 1992A 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.
- 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?
- 1934Abimael Guzmán, Peruvian revolutionary
- 1937Binod Bihari Verma, Indian linguist
- 1949John Akii-Bua, Ugandan athlete (d. 1997)
- 1951Mike Bantom, American basketball player
- 1953Lothar Schneider, German footballer
- 1957Valerie Quennessen, French actress (d. 1989)
- 1971Frank Sinclair, Jamaican footballer
- 1971Ola Rapace, Swedish actor
- 1980Jim Sorgi, American football player
- 1985Amanda Seyfried, American actress
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