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3 December

741 – Rome – Zachary became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Zachary

1154 – Rome – Pope Anasatasius IV died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Anastasius_IV

1799 – Germany – Battle of Wiesloch (War of the Second Coalition). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wiesloch_(1799)

1800 – Germany – Battle of Hohenlinden (War of the Second Coalition). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hohenlinden

1818 – USA – Illinois became 21st State. http://www.50states.com/illinois.htm#.Vl-8fNInzcs

1834 – Germany – First regular census taken. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Census_in_Germany


1854 – Australia – Uprising over mining licenses at Ballarat, Victoria, 20+ killed. https://youtu.be/_soWzKnjWh4 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka_Rebellion#Trials_for_sedition_and_high_treason

1868 – UK – William Ewart Gladstone became Prime Minister (Liberal). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/william-ewart-gladstone


1919 – Canada – Quebec Bridge opened by Prince of Wales. https://youtu.be/CO1cq2qbV2E http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_Bridge

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Leipzig (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – Canada – RCAF plane crashed at Clayquot, Vancouver Island, 9 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441203-0

1944 – France – USAAF plane near Saint-Valery-en-Caux, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441203-2

1944 – Greece – Dekemvriana began (Greek Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dekemvriana

1945 – Bhutan – USAAF plane crashed near Chukha, 44 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19451103-0

1955 – France – RCAF plane crashed near Marville RCAF Station, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19551203-0

1971 – Pakistan – Indo-Pakistani War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Pakistani_War_of_1971

1976 – Jamaica – Attempted assassination of Bob Marley. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2006/jul/16/urban.worldmusic


1979 – USA – The Who concert disaster, Riverfront Colliseum, Cincinnati, 11 killed. https://youtu.be/lgceZ7p31Cg WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Who_concert_disaster


1984 – India – Leak from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, 3,800 killed. https://youtu.be/YPY5HVzNPbs  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/3/newsid_2698000/2698709.stm

1990 – USA – Northwest Airlines Flights 1482 & 299 crshed at Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19901203-1

1990 – Republic of Ireland – Mary Robinson became first female President. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Robinson

1992 – Spain – Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea ran aground causing oil spill. http://wwz.cedre.fr/en/Our-resources/Spills/Spills/Aegean-Sea

1997 – Canada – The Ottawa Treaty signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa_Treaty

1999 – USA – Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire, 6 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcester_Cold_Storage_and_Warehouse_Co._fire

2009 – Somalia – Suicide bombing in Mogadishu, 25 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8392468.stm

2012 – Philippines – Typhoon Bopha made landfall, 1000+ killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_Bopha


2014 – Japan – Hayabusa 2 launched. https://youtu.be/x7s9LRkLrTk http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/hayabusa2/