Calendar for December 3rd, 2012

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Born 1755: Gilbert Stuart (portrait painter)

1818: Illinois was admitted to the Union as the 21st state

1828: Andrew Jackson was elected President of the United States

1833: Oberlin College, the first college to admit women (first coeducational college), founded in Oberlin, Ohio. First named Oberlin Collegiate Institute

Born 1838: Cleveland Abbe (meteorologist, known as "Old Probabilities")

1849: Johann Ludwig Krapf and Johannes Rebmann are the first Europeans to see Mt. Kenya

1917: Quebec Bridge opened to rail traffic, Quebec City

1925: George Gershwin, the young American composer, appeared as a soloist at a concert in Carnegie Hall, N.Y.C., playing his "Concerto in F," the first jazz concerto for the piano in musical history

1935: Eleanor Roosevelt, Mayor La Guardia, and Governor Lehman dedicate the New Deal's first low cost housing project in NYC

Born 1937: Bobby Allison (race car driver)

Born 1948: Ozzy Osbourne (singer)

1948: Discovery of the "Pumpkin Papers" secret documents was announced

1960: Annette Toft was two millionth immigrant to Canada since WWII ended

Born 1960: Daryl Hannah (actress)

1967: Final run of luxury rain 20th Century Limited finished

Born 1968: Brendan Fraser (actor)

1973: Pioneer 10, U.S. unmanned spacecraft, reached its closest approach to Jupiter, 21 months after its launch

Died 1999: Madeline Kahn (actress)

Died 2002: Henry Chauncey (founded the Educational Testing Service, whose SAT is used by thousands of colleges and universities)

Died 2003: David Hemmings (actor)

Born 2009: Polar bear cub born, Toledo Zoo, Ohio