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.


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.


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. 


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


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


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

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