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Today In History - December 3
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson

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Today in History in 1828 Andrew Jackson was elected seventh President of the U.S.; in 1931 Alka Seltzer went on sale; and in 1967 the first human heart transplant was performed.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 741 - St Zachary begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III
  • 1678 - Edmund Halley receives MA from The Queen's College, Oxford
  • 1736 - Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton's theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere
  • 1828 - Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President
  • 1926 - Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days
  • 1931 - Alka Seltzer goes on sale
  • 1950 - Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast
  • 1956 - Wilt Chamberlain's 1st collegiate basketball game (scores 52)
  • 1967 - 1st human heart transplant performed (Dr Christian Barnard, South Africa)
  • 1999 - NASA loses radio contact with the Mars Polar Lander moments before the spacecraft enters the Martian atmosphere.

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1826 - George McClellan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Union army major general, (d. 1885)
  • 1857 - Joseph Conrad, Berdychiv, Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness), (d. 1924)
  • 1927 - Andy Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show) (d. 2012)
  • 1948 - Ozzy Osbourne, Aston, Birmingham, rock vocalist (Black Sabbath-Bark at the Moon)
  • 1960 - Julianne Moore, Fayetteville North Carolina, American actress (Magnolia, The Kids are Alright)
  • 1981 - Brian Bonsall, actor (Family Ties, Star Trek Next Generation)

Famous Weddings

  • 1931 - Silent film actress Clara Bow (26) weds actor and politician Rex Bell (28) in Las Vegas
  • 1940 - Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France
  • 1984 - Oldest groom - Harry Stevens, 103, weds Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisc
  • 1993 - Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) weds Charisse Simon (26)
  • 2005 - NBC correspondent Hoda Kotb (41) weds New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga in the Dominican Republic
  • 2005 - "The Last Samurai" actor Ken Watanabe (46) weds actress Kaho Minami (41) in Tokyo
  • 2005 - French heiress Athina Onassis (20) weds Olympic gold medalist equestrian Alvaro de Miranda Neto (32) in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2005 - Marilyn Manson lead singer Brian Warner (36) weds burlesque performer Dita Von Teese (33) at Castle Gurteen in County Tipperary, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • 311 - Diocletian, Roman Emperor (284-305), dies at 66
  • 1894 - Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, dies at 45
  • 1910 - Mary Baker Eddy, founder (Christian Science (Monitor)), dies at 89
  • 1919 - Pierre A Renoir, French painter/sculptor, dies at 78
  • 1999 - Madeline Kahn, American actress (b. 1942)

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