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)
- 1818Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.
- 1912Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia (the Balkan League) sign an armistice with Turkey, ending the two-month long First Balkan War.
- 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.
- 1976An assassination attempt is made on Bob Marley. He is shot twice, but plays a concert two days later.
- 1979In Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 fans are suffocated in a crush for seats on the concourse outside Riverfront Coliseum before a Who concert.
- 1989Cold War: In a meeting off the coast of Malta, US President George H. W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev release statements indicating that the cold war between Nato and The Soviet Union may be coming to an end.
- 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.
- 1999Six firefighters are killed in the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire in Worcester, Massachusetts.
- 2009A suicide bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia, claims the lives of 25 people, including three ministers of the Transitional Federal Government.
Who were born on December 3?
- 1776Johann Spurzheim, German neuroscientist (d. 1832)
- 1921Phyllis Curtin, American soprano
- 1951Ray Candy, American professional wrestler (d. 1994)
- 1961Adal Ramones, Mexican television host
- 1970Paul Byrd, American baseball player
- 1974Jason Morris, Canadian pop singer
- 1978Trina, American rapper
- 1981Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek footballer
- 1983Sherri DuPree, American vocalist
- 1985Robert Swift, American basketball player
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