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Notable Historical Events for December 3rd

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

1950Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast

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

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

1736Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton's theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere

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

1926Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days

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

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

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

December 3rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 3rd

1960Julianne Moore, Fayetteville North Carolina, American actress (Magnolia, The Kids are Alright)

1826George McClellan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Union army major general, (d. 1885)

1857Joseph Conrad, Berdychiv, Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness), (d. 1924)

1948Ozzy Osbourne, Aston, Birmingham, rock vocalist (Black Sabbath-Bark at the Moon)

December 3rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 3rd

1940Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France

1931Silent film actress Clara Bow (26) weds actor and politician Rex Bell (28) in Las Vegas

December 3rd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on December 3rd

311Diocletian, Roman Emperor (284-305), dies at 66

1894Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, dies at 45

1910Mary Baker Eddy, founder (Christian Science (Monitor)), dies at 89

1919Pierre A Renoir, French painter/sculptor, dies at 78

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