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On this day in 1992  |  The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo.
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1736Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton's theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere

1828Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President

1847Frederick Douglass publishes 1st issue of his newspaper "North Star"

1863longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN

18681st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial

1926Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days

1933Connie Mack sells Mickey Cochrane to Det Tigers for $100,000

1941Hitler views Poltava, Ukraine

1947Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" premieres in NYC

1948Don Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial

1950Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast

1956Wilt Chamberlain's 1st collegiate basketball game (scores 52)

1967Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica

1978Pat Bradley/Lon Hinkle wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

1981Beth Daniel/Tom Kite win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

19857th ACE Cable Awards: Shelley Duvall wins the Golden CableACE for "Faerie Tale Theatre"

1989Pat Bradley/Bill Glasson win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

1989Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over

On This Day In History
Date Event
Dec 3, 741
St Zachary begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III 
Dec 3, 1347
Pope Clemens VI declares Roman tribunal Coke di Rienzo as heretics 
Dec 3, 1557
1st Covenant of Scottish protestants form 
Dec 3, 1586
Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia 
Dec 3, 1639
1st annulment by court decree passes 
Dec 3, 1676
Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeats much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000 
Dec 3, 1678
Edmund Halley receives MA from The Queen's College, Oxford 
Dec 3, 1685
Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm Sweden 
Dec 3, 1694
English parliamentary election set for every 3 years 
Dec 3, 1699
Baron Jacob Hop appointed treasurer-general of the Hague 
Dec 3, 1736
Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton's theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere 
Dec 3, 1775
1st official US flag raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS Alfred 
Dec 3, 1818
Illinois becomes 21st state USA (Admission day) 
Dec 3, 1828
Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President 
Dec 3, 1833
Oberlin College in Oh, 1st truly coeducational college opens 
Dec 3, 1834
1st US dental society organized (NY) 
Dec 3, 1835
1st US mutual fire insurance company issues 1st policy (RI) 
Dec 3, 1844
RC Society Apostole of Prayer forms 
Dec 3, 1847
Frederick Douglass publishes 1st issue of his newspaper "North Star" 
Dec 3, 1854
Eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences. 
Dec 3, 1863
longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN 
Dec 3, 1864
Skirmish at Thomas' Station, Georgia 
Dec 3, 1866
Paid fire dept replaces volunteer companies 
Dec 3, 1868
1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial 
Dec 3, 1878
Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah, Israel 
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