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  • Abbasid Caliphate (now Tunisia)
    Sunday Dec 3, 856

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    856 Tunisia Earthquake

    Abbasid Caliphate (now Tunisia)
    Sunday Dec 3, 856

    856 Tunisia earthquake occurred on December 3, 856, in Abbasid Caliphate (now Tunisia), there were an estimated 45,000 deaths.




  • Köthen, Germany
    Wednesday Dec 3, 1721

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Anna Magdalena Wilcke

    Köthen, Germany
    Wednesday Dec 3, 1721

    The following year, Bach met Anna Magdalena Wilcke, a young, highly gifted soprano 16 years his junior, who performed at the court in Köthen; they married on 3 December 1721.




  • Hohenlinden, east of Munich, (Present Day Germany)
    Wednesday Dec 3, 1800

    Napoleon

    Battle of Hohenlinden

    Hohenlinden, east of Munich, (Present Day Germany)
    Wednesday Dec 3, 1800

    Bonaparte gave orders to his general Moreau to strike Austria once more. Moreau and the French swept through Bavaria and scored an overwhelming victory at Hohenlinden in December 1800.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Dec 3, 1911

    Willis Carrier

    Rational Psychrometric Formulae

    U.S.
    Sunday Dec 3, 1911

    On December 3, 1911, Carrier presented what is perhaps the most significant document ever prepared on air conditioning – Rational Psychrometric Formulae – at the annual meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. It became known as the "Magna Carta of Psychrometrics".




  • New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Saturday Dec 3, 1927

    Marcus Garvey

    Garvey was taken by train to New Orleans, where around a thousand supporters saw him onto the SS Saramaca

    New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
    Saturday Dec 3, 1927

    On being released, Garvey was taken by train to New Orleans, where around a thousand supporters saw him onto the SS Saramaca on 3 December. The ship then stopped at Cristóbal in Panama, where supporters again greeted him, but where the authorities refused his request to disembark. He then transferred to the SS Santa Maria, which took him to Kingston.




  • Algeria
    Saturday Dec 3, 1960

    Algerian War

    Secret Army Organization

    Algeria
    Saturday Dec 3, 1960

    The loss of many ultra leaders who were imprisoned or transferred to other areas did not deter the French Algeria militants. Sent to prison in Paris and then paroled, Lagaillarde fled to Spain. There, with another French army officer, Raoul Salan, who had entered clandestinely, and with Jean-Jacques Susini, he created the Organisation armée secrète (Secret Army Organization, OAS) on December 3, 1960, with the purpose of continuing the fight for French Algeria. Highly organized and well-armed, the OAS stepped up its terrorist activities, which were directed against both Algerians and pro-government French citizens, as the move toward negotiated settlement of the war and self-determination gained momentum.




  • Jamaica
    Friday Dec 3, 1976

    Bob Marley

    A Free Concert Organised by The Jamaican Prime Minister

    Jamaica
    Friday Dec 3, 1976

    On 3 December 1976, two days before "Smile Jamaica", a free concert organised by the Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley in an attempt to ease tension between two warring political groups, Marley, his wife, and manager Don Taylor were wounded in an assault by unknown gunmen inside Marley's home. Taylor and Marley's wife sustained serious injuries but later made full recoveries. Bob Marley received minor wounds in the chest and arm.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 3, 1982

    Jackie Chan

    1st Child Born

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 3, 1982

    In 1982, Chan married Joan Lin, a Taiwanese actress. Their son, singer and actor Jaycee Chan was born the day after they got married.


  • UK
    Thursday Dec 3, 1992

    Mobile Phones

    The First Machine-Generated SMS Message

    UK
    Thursday Dec 3, 1992

    The second generation introduced a new variant of communication called SMS or text messaging. It was initially available only on GSM networks but spread eventually on all digital networks. The first machine-generated SMS message was sent in the UK on 3 December 1992 .


  • Japan
    Saturday Dec 3, 1994

    Sony Corporation

    Launch The 1st PlayStation

    Japan
    Saturday Dec 3, 1994

    Launched in 1994, the first PlayStation gained 61% of global console sales and broke Nintendo's long-standing lead in the market.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Dec 3, 1994

    PlayStation

    PlayStation

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Dec 3, 1994

    The original PlayStation, released in Japan on December 3, 1994, was the first of the ubiquitous PlayStation series of console and hand-held game devices. It has included successor consoles and upgrades including the Net Yaroze (a special black PlayStation with tools and instructions to program PlayStation games and applications), "PS one" (a smaller version of the original) and the PocketStation (a handheld which enhances PlayStation games and also acts as a memory card). It was part of the fifth generation of video game consoles competing against the Sega Saturn and the Nintendo 64.


  • Venzuela
    Sunday Dec 3, 2006

    Hugo Chávez

    The presidential election of 2006

    Venzuela
    Sunday Dec 3, 2006

    In the presidential election of December 2006, which saw a 74% voter turnout, Chávez was once more elected, this time with 63% of the vote, beating his closest challenger Manuel Rosales, who conceded his loss. The election was certified as being free and legitimate by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Carter Center. After this victory, Chávez promised an "expansion of the revolution".


  • London, England, U.K.
    Monday Dec 3, 2012

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    Expecting a Baby

    London, England, U.K.
    Monday Dec 3, 2012

    On 3 December 2012, St James's Palace announced that the Duchess was pregnant with her first child. The announcement was made earlier in the pregnancy than is usual as she had been admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness. She remained in the hospital for three days.


  • Canada
    Thursday Dec 3, 2015

    Justin Trudeau

    Parliament was reconvened

    Canada
    Thursday Dec 3, 2015

    He said that his first legislative priority was to lower taxes for middle-income Canadians and raise taxes for the top one percent of income earners after parliament was reconvened on December 3, 2015.


  • San Mateo, California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 3, 2018

    PlayStation

    The PlayStation Classic

    San Mateo, California, U.S.
    Monday Dec 3, 2018

    The PlayStation Classic is a miniature version of the original 1994 Model SCPH-1001 PlayStation console, that comes preloaded with 20 games, and two original style controllers. It was set to be launched in the 24th anniversary of the console on December 3, 2018.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 3, 2019

    Donald Trump

    House Intelligence Committee published a report authored by Democrats on the committee

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 3, 2019

    On December 3, 2019, the House Intelligence Committee published a report authored by Democrats on the committee, stating that "the impeachment inquiry has found that President Trump, personally and acting through agents within and outside of the U.S. government, solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, to benefit his reelection." The report stated that Trump withheld military aid and a White House invitation in order to influence Ukraine to announce investigations into Trump's political rivals. Furthermore, the report described Trump was the only U.S. president thus far to have "openly and indiscriminately" defied impeachment proceedings by telling his administration officials to ignore subpoenas for documents and testimony.


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