This was 338th day of the year and 28 days remained in the year.

December 3 Birthdays

Joseph Conrad
1857–1924, English Novelist

Gilbert Stuart
painter (1755)

Ellen Swallow Richards
chemist and educator (1842)

Anna Freud
psychoanalyst (1895)

Jean-Luc Godard
film director (1930)

Ozzy Osbourne
rock musician (1948)

Julianne Moore
actress (1960)

Daryl Hannah
actress (1960)

Katarina Witt
skater (1965)

Brendan Fraser
actor (1968)

December 3 in History


Illinois became the 21st state in the United States.


Oberlin College in Ohio became the first coed institution of higher learning in the U.S.


Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Christian Science movement, died.


French painter and sculptor Pierre A. Renoir died at age 78.


Dr. Christiaan N. Barnard performed the world's first successful human heart transplant.


A cloud of deadly poison gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, killing over 4,000 people.

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