December 3: Day of the Week
December 3, 2018 was the 337th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 28 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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.
- 1834The Zollverein (German Customs Union) begins the first regular census in Germany.
- 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.
- 1984Bhopal Disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000–600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history.
- 1992The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo.
- 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.
- 2005XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California.
- 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?
- 1889Khudiram Bose, Indian Revolutionary (d. 1908)
- 1899Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1965)
- 1923Moyra Fraser, British actress (d. 2009)
- 1951Riki Chōshū, Japanese professional wrestler
- 1961Adal Ramones, Mexican television host
- 1978Daniel Alexandersson, Swedish footballer
- 1979Tiffany Haddish, American dancer, comedian & actress
- 1980Laryea Kingston, Ghanaian football player
- 1984Hind Laroussi, Dutch singer
- 1986Radek Smoleňák, Czech hockey player
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