Saturday, December 3, 2011
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The Convention on Cluster Munitions opens for signature in Oslo.ref name=cluster/
Officials announce that one of the Taliban prisoners captured after the prison uprising at Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan is John Walker Lindh, an American citizen.
The United States government indicts Zacarias Moussaoui
for involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Wednesday, December 3, 1997
In Ottawa, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign a treaty prohibiting the manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel land mines. However, the United States, the People's Republic of China, and Russia do not sign the treaty.
paralyze France's public sector.
A final soil sle is taken from the site of Times Beach, Missouri. It is found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.
Wednesday, December 3, 1975
Pioneer program: "Pioneer 10" sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.
December 4 ndash The Pakistani submarine PNS "Ghazi" (former USS "Diablo") sinks mysteriously near Indian coast while laying mines.
The McGurk's Bar bombing by the UVF in Belfast kills 15.
Thursday, December 3, 1970
Burgos Trial: In Burgos, Spain, the trial of 16 Basque terrorism suspects begins.
Giovanni Enrico Bucher, the Swiss ambassador to Brazil, is kidnapped in Rio de Janeiro
kidnappers demand the release of 70 political prisoners.
The U.N. General Assembly supports the isolation of South Africa
for its apartheid policies.
During his visit to the Polish capital, German Chancellor Willy Brandt goes down on his knees in front of a monument to the victims of the Warsaw Ghetto.
The Asian and Australian tour of Pope Paul VI ends.
The U.N. announces that Portuguese navy and army units were responsible for the attempted invasion of Guinea.
The Spanish government declares a 3-month martial law in the Basque county of Guipuzco, over strikes and demonstrations.
Tuesday, December 3, 1968
The '68 Comeback Special marks the concert return of Elvis Presley.
At 6:50 PM, a volcano erupts on Deception Island in Antarctica.
Saturday, December 3, 1966
Anti-Portuguese demonstrations occur in Macau
is declared the next day.
Thursday, December 3, 1964
Berkeley Free Speech Movement
: Police arrest about 800 students at the University of California, Berkeley
, following their takeover of and massive sit-in at the Sproul Hall administration building. The sit-in most directly protested the U.C. Regents' decision to punish student activists for what many thought had been justified civil disobedience earlier in the conflict.
Tuesday, December 3, 1963
The Warren Commission begins its investigation.
Communist demonstrations in Athens presage the Greek Civil War.
WWII: Fighting breaks out between Communists
and royalists in newly liberated Greece, eventually leading to a full-scale Greek Civil War
Edward R. Murrow delivers his classic Orchestrated Hell broadcast over CBS Radio, describing a Royal Air Force nighttime bombing raid on Berlin.
World War II: In Yugoslavia
, resistance leader Marshal Josip Broz Tito
proclaims a provisional democratic Yugoslav government in-exile.
The Great Depression officially ends in the United States: With unemployment figures falling fast due to WWII-related employment, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt closes the Works Progress Administration
Thursday, December 3, 1936
Radio station WQXR is officially founded in New York City.
After nearly 20 years of planning and construction, the Quebec Bridge opens to traffic (the bridge partially collapsed on August 29, 1907 and September 11, 1916).
officially declares independence from Russia.
Saturday, December 3, 1904
Tuesday, December 3, 1872
Wednesday, December 3, 1828
Thursday, December 3, 1818
Wednesday, December 3, 1800
An assault on Napoleon Bonaparte fails in Paris.
James Rumsey demonstrates a water-jet propelled boat on the Potomac.
Thursday, December 3, 1699
Baron Jacob Hop is appointed as the treasurer-general of The Hague
The Parliament of England passes the Triennial Act requiring general elections every three years.
Saturday, December 3, 1678
Roman Catholics banned from English parliament
The first chrysanthemums are planted in Europe.
Sunday, November 23, 1533 (Julianian calendar)
1533–1534 ndash Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent makes the Ruthenian harem girl Roxelana his legal wife.
Thursday, November 24, 1468 (Julianian calendar)
The Great Council of the Republic of Venice
attempts to curb the power of the Council of Ten
through legislation restricting them to acting on emergency matters.
Sunday, December 2, 311 (Julianian calendar)