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 This day in History - December 3
358 Historic Events for December 3
1838

Cleveland Abbe, US, meteorologist (Father of Weather Bureau)

Birth
1839

Frederik VI, king of Denmark (1808-39)/Norway (1803-14), dies at 71

Death
1842

Ellen Henrietta Richards, US, chemist (Amer Home Eco Assn-1st Pres)

Birth
1844

RC Society Apostole of Prayer forms

Event
1847

Frederick Douglass publishes 1st issue of his newspaper "North Star"

Event
1857

Christian D Rauch, German sculptor, dies at 80

Death
1857

Joseph Conrad, writer

Birth
1857

Joseph Conrad, Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness)

Birth
1862

Jules Renkin, Belgian jurist/minister/premier (1931-32)

Birth
1863

Longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN

Event
1864

Skirmish at Thomas' Station, Georgia

Event
1864

Herman Heijermans Jr, Dutch writer (Kamertjeszonde, Diamond City)

Birth
1866

Paid fire dept replaces volunteer companies

Event
1866

Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer, dies at 65

Death
1868

Trial of Jefferson Davis starts; 1st blacks on US trial jury

Event
1875

Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist

Birth
1876

Hermann Goetz, composer, dies at 35

Death
1878

Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah Israel

Event
1881

Henry M Stanley finds Leopoldville/Kinshasa

Event
1883

Anton (Friedrich Wilhelm) von Webern, Vienna Aust, 12-tone composer

Birth
1883

Albert "Tibby" Cotter, cricketer (great Aussie quick of early century)

Birth
1883

48th Congress (1883-85) convenes

Event
1885

Marchien Zwitsers, farmer in Lutten (died at 109 years old)

Birth
1886

Karl MG Siegbahn, Swedish physicist (rā€ntgen spectroscope, Nobel 1924)

Birth
1888

Ion Nonna Otescu, composer

Birth