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What happened on 3 December?



We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today. Every day is worth remembering.

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 3 December, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 3 DECEMBER

1689 | The first successful separation of coalescing twins Elisabet and Catherina Meijerin, completed by Swiss surgeon Johannes Fatio in Basel, was also recorded for the first time. 

1900 | The Boer War in South Africa dominated the day’s news and the British had 400 soldiers captured.

1992 | Manchester Bombing. Two IRA’s bombs exploded in Manchester, injuring 65 people.

1828 | Andrew Jackson, The seventh President of the United States was elected on this day.

1964 | Police arrested some 800 students at the University of California at Berkeley, a day after the students stormed the administration building and staged a protest rally.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1999 | American actress, comedian, and singer, Madeline Kahn, 57.

2010 | Baseball player, Ron Santo, 70.

1999 | Finnish 12th General of The Salvation Army, Jarl Wahlström, 81.

2003 | Movie actress, Ellen Drew, 88.

2000 | American composer and producer, Hoyt Curtin, 78.

2002 |American illustrator, Adrienne Adams, 96. 

ON THIS DAY: BIRTHDAYS

1895 | Founder of child psychoanalysis and one of its foremost practitioners, was born in Vienna, Anna Freud. 

1981| Retired Spanish professional footballer who won the FIFA World Cup in 2010 held in South Africa also played as a striker for Japanese club Vissel Kobe, David Villa Sánchez.

1884 |The first President of India, Rajendra Prasad.

1991 | South African football defender, Lebogang Ester Ramalepe.

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SPORTS

1950 | The Browns defeated the Eagles as the last team in NFL history with no pass attempts.

ENTERTAINMENT

1930 | Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s musical  ‘Evergreen’  premiered for the first time in London on this day.

 AFRICA FACT

Angola has more Portuguese speakers than Portugal whose national language is Portuguese.



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