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Daily Calendar for Friday, December 3, 2021

Born

  • Gilbert Stuart (portrait painter) –
  • Cleveland Abbe (meteorologist, known as Old Probabilities) –
  • Bobby Allison (race car driver) –
  • Ozzy Osbourne (singer) –
  • Daryl Hannah (actress) –
  • Brendan Fraser (actor) –

Died

  • Madeline Kahn (actress) –
  • Henry Chauncey (founded the Educational Testing Service, whose SAT is used by thousands of colleges and universities) –
  • David Hemmings (actor) –

Events

  • Illinois was admitted to the Union as the 21st state–
  • Andrew Jackson was elected President of the United States–
  • Oberlin College, the first college to admit women (first coeducational college), founded in Oberlin, Ohio. First named Oberlin Collegiate Institute–
  • Johann Ludwig Krapf and Johannes Rebmann are the first Europeans to see Mt. Kenya–
  • Quebec Bridge opened to rail traffic, Quebec City–
  • 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–
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, Mayor La Guardia, and Governor Lehman dedicate the New Deal’s first low cost housing project in NYC–
  • Discovery of the Pumpkin Papers” secret documents was announced”–
  • Annette Toft was two millionth immigrant to Canada since WWII ended–
  • Commonwealth Pacific Cable (COMPAC) opened–
  • Final run of luxury train 20th Century Limited finished–
  • Pioneer 10, U.S. unmanned spacecraft, reached its closest approach to Jupiter, 21 months after its launch–
  • Jupiter flyby of Pioneer 11 spacecraft–
  • Polar bear cub born, Toledo Zoo, Ohio–

Weather

  • A storm raged in Denver, Colorado, and eventually left 45.7 inches of snow, smashing a previous record–
  • Providence, Rhode Island, had a record high of 66 degrees F–
  • Boston, Massachusetts, had a temperature of 69 degrees F, breaking the old record of 65 degrees F for this date–
  • Concord, New Hampshire, set a record at 65 degrees F–
  • In Portland, Maine, the temperature reached 68 degrees F, beating the old record high of 55 for this date–

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