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Tuesday December 3, 2019

December 3: Day of the Week

December 3, 2019 was the 337th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 28 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1854
    Eureka 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.
  • 1904
    The Jovian moon Himalia is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine at California’s Lick Observatory.
  • 1927
    Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released.
  • 1944
    Greek Civil War: Fighting breaks out in Athens between the ELAS and government forces supported by the British Army.
  • 1964
    Berkeley 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.
  • 1967
    At 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).
  • 1971
    Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: Pakistan launches pre-emptive strike against India and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
  • 1982
    A soil sample is taken from Times Beach, Missouri that will be found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.
  • 1992
    UN 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.
  • 2009
    A 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?

  • 1826
    George B. McClellan, American Civil War general (d. 1885)
  • 1924
    Francisco Sionil José, Filipino novelist, Philippine National Artist for Literature
  • 1931
    Franz Josef Degenhardt, German author
  • 1932
    Corry Brokken, Dutch singer
  • 1951
    Mike Bantom, American basketball player
  • 1952
    Mel Smith, English comedian
  • 1953
    Franz Klammer, Austrian skier
  • 1978
    Daniel Alexandersson, Swedish footballer
  • 1978
    Trina, American rapper
  • 1980
    Jim Sorgi, American football player

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