December 3: Day of the Week
December 3, 2019 is the 337th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 28 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1800War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden, French General Moreau defeats the Austrian Archduke John near Munich decisively, coupled with First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte’s victory at Marengo effectively forcing the Austrians to sign an armistice and ending the war.
- 1910Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.
- 1912First Balkan War: The Naval Battle of Elli takes place.
- 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.
- 1979In Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.
- 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.
- 2005XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California.
- 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?
- 1884Rajendra Prasad, first President of India (d. 1963)
- 1924Francisco Sionil José, Filipino novelist, Philippine National Artist for Literature
- 1965Katarina Witt, German figure skater
- 1975Malinda Williams, American actress
- 1977Chad Durbin, American baseball player
- 1979Sean Parker, American Internet technology businessman and entrepreneur
- 1980Anna Chlumsky, American actress
- 1980Laryea Kingston, Ghanaian football player
- 1982Franco Sbaraglini, Argentine-born Italian rugby player
- 1985László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer
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