Daily Calendar for December 3rd, 2019

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  • 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)

  • 1963: Commonwealth Pacific Cable (COMPAC) opened

  • 1967: Final run of luxury train 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

  • 1974: Jupiter flyby of Pioneer 11 spacecraft


  • 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

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