This day in history - December 3

This day in history - December 3.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 3, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 3 revolved around events relating to the First Ship to Fly the Grand Union Flag, Eureka Rebellion, First All-Star Football Game, First Demonstration of Neon Lighting, Opening of the Quebec Bridge, Release of the First Laurel and Hardy Film, Debut of Camelot on Broadway, First Human to Human Heart Transplant, Assassination Attempt on Bob Marley and Who Concert Disaster. Many famous people were associated with these critical events including John Paul Jones, J. W. Thomas, Peter Lalor, Dave Berry, Georges Claude, John A. Macdonald, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Roddy McDowall, Christiaan Barnard and Louis Washkansky, Robert Nesta Marley and Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle.

First Ship to Fly the Grand Union Flag - December 3, 1775: On this day in history, December 3, 1775, significant events took place today in United States of America, respecting the First Ship to Fly the Grand Union Flag. Lieutenant John Paul Jones raised the Grand Union Flag on the USS Alfred on December 3, 1775, making her the first ship to fly it. The Grand Union Flag preceded the Stars and Stripes. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 3, 1775 were John Paul Jones. Facts on this day in History December 3: Events on this day in history: First Ship to Fly the Grand Union Flag *** Date: December 3, 1775 *** Place: United States of America *** Category: General Interest *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Eureka Rebellion - December 3, 1854: On this day in history, December 3, 1854, crucial events took place today in Victoria, Australia, relating to the Eureka Rebellion. Miners objecting to the cost of mining licences and taxation in Ballerat, Victoria, began a rebellion that ended in a massacre. The rebels, led by Peter Lalor, adopted a military structure and began training to fight. The miners were attacked in their stockade, on December 3, 1854 by colonial forces, led by Captain John W. Thomas, in a fight that was over in minutes. An estimated 60 miners and 6 military personnel died. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 3, 1854 were J. W. Thomas, Peter Lalor. Facts on this day in History December 3: Events on this day in history: Eureka Rebellion *** Date: December 3, 1854 *** Place: Victoria, Australia *** Category: Massacre *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First All-Star Football Game - December 3, 1898: On this day in history, December 3, 1898, critical events took place today in Pennsylvania, USA, regarding the First All-Star Football Game. An all-star football team, made up of stars from various teams, was put together by football Manager Dave Berry. He wanted to challenge the Duquesne Country and Athletic Club team who had many of the stars of that time in it's ranks. The game, held on December 3, 1898, was played at Exposition Park, Allegheny, (now in Pittsburgh) and Duquesne beat the all-stars 16-0. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 3, 1898 were Dave Berry. Facts on this day in History December 3: Events on this day in history: First All-Star Football Game *** Date: December 3, 1898 *** Place: Pennsylvania, USA *** Category: Sport *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Demonstration of Neon Lighting - December 3, 1910: On this day in history, December 3, 1910, critical events took place today in Paris, France, regarding the First Demonstration of Neon Lighting. French inventor Georges Claude first demonstrated a large neon sign on December 3, 1910, at the Paris Motor Show. Claude received a United States patent for his neon lights in 1915. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 3, 1910 were Georges Claude. Facts on this day in History December 3: Events on this day in history: First Demonstration of Neon Lighting *** Date: December 3, 1910 *** Place: Paris, France *** Category: Invention *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Opening of the Quebec Bridge - December 3, 1919: On this day in history, December 3, 1919, momentous events took place today in Quebec, Canada, with regard to the Opening of the Quebec Bridge. The Quebec Bridge and Rail Company began as the Quebec Bridge Company during the government of John A. Macdonald. After two failed attempts to complete construction of the Quebec bridge, and the loss of 88 lives, the bridge was finally completed in August 1919 and opened on December 3, 1919. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 3, 1919 were John A. Macdonald. Facts on this day in History December 3: Events on this day in history: Opening of the Quebec Bridge *** Date: December 3, 1919 *** Place: Quebec, Canada *** Category: Construction *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Release of the First Laurel and Hardy Film - December 3, 1927: On this day in history, December 3, 1927, important events took place today in United States of America, surrounding the Release of the First Laurel and Hardy Film. The Laurel and Hardy film 'Putting Pants on Philip' was the first official film that the comedy pair did together. It was distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and released in the United States on December 3, 1927. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 3, 1927 were Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Facts on this day in History December 3: Events on this day in history: Release of the First Laurel and Hardy Film *** Date: December 3, 1927 *** Place: United States of America *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Debut of Camelot on Broadway - December 3, 1960: On this day in history, December 3, 1960, important events took place today in New York City, USA, in respect of the Debut of Camelot on Broadway. The musical play Camelot, by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, made its debut on Broadway on December 3, 1960. Camelot starred Richard Burton, Julie Andrews and Roddy McDowall. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 3, 1960 were Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Roddy McDowall. Facts on this day in History December 3: Events on this day in history: Debut of Camelot on Broadway *** Date: December 3, 1960 *** Place: New York City, USA *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Human to Human Heart Transplant - December 3, 1967: On this day in history, December 3, 1967, significant events took place today in Cape Town, South Africa, respecting the First Human to Human Heart Transplant. South African Cardiac Surgeon Christiaan Barnard carried out the first human to human heart transplant on December 3, 1967. He placed the heart into Cape Town grocer Louis Washansky, who survived for eighteen days. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 3, 1967 were Christiaan Barnard and Louis Washkansky. Facts on this day in History December 3: Events on this day in history: First Human to Human Heart Transplant *** Date: December 3, 1967 *** Place: Cape Town, South Africa *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Assassination Attempt on Bob Marley - December 3, 1976: On this day in history, December 3, 1976, critical events took place today in Kingston, Jamaica, regarding the Assassination Attempt on Bob Marley. An assassination attempt was made on Bob Marley when he was at home with his wife and his manager Don Taylor. Taylor and Marley's wife were seriously injured, and Marley received minor injuries to the chest and arm. Marley played a scheduled concert two days afterwards. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 3, 1976 were Robert Nesta Marley. Facts on this day in History December 3: Events on this day in history: Assassination Attempt on Bob Marley *** Date: December 3, 1976 *** Place: Kingston, Jamaica *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Who Concert Disaster - December 3, 1979: On this day in history, December 3, 1979, crucial events took place today in Cincinnati, USA, relating to the Who Concert Disaster. While waiting for the start of a rock concert by the Who, the crowd outside the Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati became impatient and began pushing while trying to gain entry. As a result, eleven people died from asphyxiation, and a further 26 were injured. The Who, including Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle, were not told until after the concert. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 3, 1979 were Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle. Facts on this day in History December 3: Events on this day in history: Who Concert Disaster *** Date: December 3, 1979 *** Place: Cincinnati, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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