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On this History Day – December 3 – Almanac


Midshipman Graduate Judith Cho (left) congratulates her classmate Michaela Connally after being sworn in at the 2016 graduation and commissioning ceremony at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 27 2016. On December 3, 2015, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that all combat roles in the US military would be open to women. File photo by Kevin Dietsch / UPI | License photo

Today is Friday December 3, the 337th day of 2021 with 27 to follow.

The moon is declining. The morning stars are Mars and Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.

People born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius. They include General George B. McClellan of the Civil War era of 1826; Cleveland Abbe, US Weather Bureau meteorologist, in 1838; the English novelist Joseph Conrad in 1857; singer Andy Williams in 1927; the French director Jean-Luc Godard in 1930 (91 years old); former racing driver Bobby Allison in 1937 (84); Ozzy Osbourne, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1948 (73); former racing driver Rick Mears in 1951 (70); Olympic gold medalist Franz Klammer in 1953 (68); actor Mel Smith in 1952; actor Daryl Hannah in 1960 (61); actor Julianne Moore in 1960 (61); Olympic figure skater Katarina Witt in 1965 (56 years old); singer Montell Jordan in 1968 (53); actor Brendan Fraser in 1968 (53); actor Holly Marie Combs in 1973 (48); the actor Tiffany Haddish in 1979 (42 years old); actor Jenna Dewan in 1980 (41); actress Anna Chlumsky in 1980 (41 years old); actor / singer Brian Bonsall in 1981 (40); actor Dascha Polanco in 1982 (39 years old); actor Amanda Seyfried in 1985 (36); actor Jake T. Austin in 1994 (27); rapper Lil Baby, born Dominique Armani Jones, in 1994 (27 years old).

At this date in history:

In 1818, Illinois was recognized as the 21st state of the United States.

In 1833, Oberlin College in Ohio, the first true coeducational college in the United States, opened with an enrollment of 29 men and 15 women.

In 1929, the Ford Motor Co. increased the wages of its employees from $ 6 to $ 7 a day despite the collapse of the US stock market.

In 1967, Dr Christiaan Barnard performed the first successful heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa.

In 1984, a toxic gas leak occurred at a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, during the world’s worst chemical disaster. Estimates of the death toll varied widely. Government officials said around 3,000 people died soon after the leak and several thousand more in the months and years to come.

In 1989, US President George HW Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declared the Cold War over at a summit in Malta. Some historians believe that the Cold War did not end until 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed.

In 1992, the UN Security Council voted unanimously to authorize the dispatch of a multinational force led by the United States to Somalia.

In 1997, delegates from 131 countries gathered in Canada to sign the Convention on the Prohibition, Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines.

In 2006, Hugo Chavez, a vocal critic of US President George W. Bush and US foreign policy, was re-elected to a third term as President of Venezuela.

In 2009, Comcast, the largest cable operator in the United States, bought 51% of NBC Universal from General Electric for $ 13.75 billion.

In 2013, a federal judge ruled that Detroit was eligible for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

In 2015, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that all combat roles in the US military would be open to women.

In 2017, the International Space Station astronauts hosted the first pizza party in space.

In 2019, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris withdrew from the 2020 race, citing a lack of campaign funds. She was ultimately elected vice president of the race.

A thought for the day: Fly fishing author John Gierach wrote: “The solution to any problem – work, love, money, whatever – is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem. , the longer the trip should be.