Saturday, December 03, 2016
History for December 3 - On-This-Day.com:
George McClellan 1826- Union General, Joseph Conrad 1857- Author, Andy Williams 1927- Singer
Ozzy Osbourne 1948- Singer, Rick Mears 1953- Racecar driver, won Indianapolis 500-Mile Race four times, Julianne Moore 1960- Actress
1828 - Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States.
1910 - The neon lamp was displayed for the first time at the Paris Motor Show. The lamp was developed by French physicist Georges Claude.
1931 - Alka Seltzer was sold for the first time.
1948 - The "Pumpkin Papers" came to public light. The House Un-American Activities Committee announced that former Communist spy Whittaker Chambers had produced microfilm of secret documents hidden inside a pumpkin on his Maryland farm.
1950 - Paul Harvey began his national radio broadcast.
1967 - In Cape Town, South Africa, a team of surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky. Washkansky only lived 18 days.
1984 - In Bhopal, India, more than 2,000 people were killed after a cloud of poisonous gas escaped from a pesticide plant. The plant was operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary.
2010 - The Boeing X-37 returned to Earth on successfully after its first orbital mission. It launched on April 22, 2010.