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 This day in History - December 3
358 Historic Events for December 3
1970

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1971

Miss Teenage America Pageant

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1971

Pres Nixon commutes Jimmy Hoffa's jail term

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1972

Eva Nemcova, WNBA forward/guard (Cleveland Rockers)

Birth
1972

Peter Wright, US, 1500m freestyle (Olympics-96)

Birth
1972

Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die

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1973

Brian Loyd, Lynwood CA, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)

Birth
1973

Pioneer 10 passes Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet) [Dec 4-GMT]

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1973

Michael O'Shea, actor (Denny- It's a Great Life), dies at 67

Death
1973

Andrew McNally, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1974

Ralph Staten, safety (Baltimore Ravens)

Birth
1975

Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist, dies at 76

Death
1975

Laos falls to communist forces; Lao People's Democratic Rep proclaimed

Event
1975

Nadine Neumann, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1975

Lauren E Roman, Wilmington NC, actress (Laura Kirk-All My Children)

Birth
1975

Hugh Thurlow, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1932), dies

Death
1976

Dr Patrick J Hillery elected president of Iraq

Event
1976

Mary Nash, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies at 91

Death
1977

David Sales, cricketer (Northampton batsman, 210 on fc debut 1996)

Birth
1978

Pat Bradley/Lon Hinkle wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Event
1978

"King of Hearts" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances

Event
1978

William Grant Still, composer, dies at 83

Death
1979

11 trampled to death at Cincinnati Who concert [or 1204?]

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1979

45th Heisman Trophy Award: Charles White, Southern Cal (RB)

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1979

Christies auctions a thimble for a record $18,400

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