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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
- 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”.
- 1910Modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.
- 1959The current flag of Singapore is adopted, six months after Singapore became self-governing within the British Empire.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1918Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian general (d. 2000)
- 1925Ferlin Husky, American singer (d. 2011)
- 1934Abimael Guzmán, Peruvian revolutionary
- 1951John and Greg Rice, American twin actors, known as the shortest living twins until November 5, 2005 (at John’s death), at 2 ft. 10 in. tall.
- 1960Julianne Moore, American actress
- 1968Brendan Fraser, Canadian-American actor
- 1978Bram Tankink, Dutch road bicycle racer
- 1979Rainbow Sun Francks, Canadian actor
- 1986Radek Smoleňák, Czech hockey player
- 1987Michael Angarano, American actor
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