Saturday, December 03, 2016

History for December 3

History for December 3 -
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.

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