ON THIS DAY: December 3, 2016

December 3rd is

National Peppermint Latte Day


Roof over Your Head Day

SKYWARN Recognition Day *


International Day of Persons with Disabilities *


MORE!  Galileo, Anna Freud and Joseph Conrad, click



Germany – Mannheim:international Flags
Nature One TOXICATOR Music Fest

Spain – Salamanca: San Francisco Javier

United States –
Los Angeles CA:
› International Tea Festival
Bethesda MD:
› Winter Wonderland Ice Festival
Minco OK:
› Minco Honey Festival


On This Day in HISTORY

1468 – Lorenzo il Magnifico and his brother Giuliano succeed their father, Piero de Medici, as rulers of Florence Italy


1557 – The 1st Covenant of Scottish protestants forms

1621 –  Galileo develops the telescope


1678 – Edmund Halley receives an MA from Queen’s College, Oxford.

1684 – Ludvig Baron Holberg, founder of Danish & Norwegian literature, is born

1685 – Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm, Sweden

1729 – Padre Antonio Francisco J. Jose Soler, Spanish composer, is born

1755 – Gilbert Stuart born, American portrait painter


1792 – The trial of France’s King Louis XVI begins which will lead to his execution

1795 – Rowland Hill, who would introduce 1st adhesive postage stamp in 1840, born

1803 – Hector Berlioz born, French composer

1818 – Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state

1838 – Octavia Hill born, leader of the British Open-Space Movement, co-founder of the National Trust to preserve places of historic interest or natural beauty for the enjoyment of the British public, a pioneer of what would become social services.

1847 – Frederick Douglass and Martin R. Delaney begin publishing the North Star, an anti-slavery paper


1849 – California asks to be admitted to the Union as a free state

1861 – In his first annual message President Lincoln argues that “labor is prior to, and independent of capital. Capital is the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed…”

1883 – Anton von Werbern is born, Austrian composer

1895 – Anna Freud is born in Austria, pioneer in child psychoanalysis


1931 – Alka Seltzer is sold for the first time

1833 – Oberlin College in Ohio opened as the first truly coeducational school of higher education in the United States.

1834 – The Zollverein (German Customs Union) begins first regular census in Germany

1835 –  The Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Rhode Island issues the first fire insurance policy

1857 – Joseph Conrad is born, Polish-English author


1901 – In the State of the Union, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt asks Congress to curb the power of trusts “within reasonable limits”

1904 – Charles Dillon Perrine discovers Jovian moon Himalia at Lick Observatory

1906 – U.S. Supreme Court ordered Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) leaders extradited to Idaho for trial in the Steunenberg murder case

1907 – George M. Cohan’s musical “Talk of the Town,” premieres in New York

1908 – Edward Elgar’s 1st Symphony in A premieres

1910 – Georges Claude unveils the first modern neon lighting at the Paris Motor Show

1911 – Nino Rota, Italian pianist, film score composer, and conductor

1915 – The U.S. expels German attaches on spy charges

1925 – “Concerto in F,” by George Gershwin, world premiere at New York’s Carnegie Hall, with Gershwin at the piano

1927 – Putting Pants on Philip, the first Laurel and Hardy film, is released

1937 – Stephen Rubin, English shoe manufacturer, Reebok and Adidas, is born

1947 – The Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire opened at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre


1948 – The House Un-American Activities Committee announces the “Pumpkin Papers” produced by former Communist spy Whittaker Chambers – they are microfilm of supposed secret documents he claims he hid inside a pumpkin on his Maryland farm

1960 – The musical Camelot debuts at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway

1964 – Free Speech Movement: Police arrest over 800 students at the University of California, Berkeley, following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building in protest of the UC Regents’ decision to forbid protests on UC property.

1965 – The Beatles album Rubber Soul is released

1967 – At Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South African,  Christiaan Barnard’s team performs the first human heart transplant on 53-year-old Louis Washkansky)

1973 – NASA’s Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter

1979 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini becomes the first Supreme Leader of Iran

1992 – First International Day of Persons with Disabilities * is proclaimed by the United Nations on anniversary of the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981)

1994 – The PlayStation was released in Japan

1997 – In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, representatives from 121 countries sign the Ottawa Treaty prohibiting manufacture and deployment of anti-personnel landmines, but the United States, People’s Republic of China, and Russia do not sign the treaty

1999 – SKYWARN Recognition Day * was created by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) to recognize the importance that amateur radio operators provide during severe weather

2002 – Christina Aguilera’s album “Stripped” is released in the U.S

2005 – XCOR Aerospace, first manned rocket delivery of U.S. Mail in Kern County CA

2014 – The Japanese space agency, JAXA, launches the space explorer Hayabusa 2 from the Tanegashima Space Center on a six-year round trip mission to an asteroid to collect rock samples



  • SKYWARN logo
  • International Day for Persons with Disabilities poster
  • International flags
  • Lorenzo il Magnifico admiring Michelangelo’s Faun by Ottavio Vannini
  • Galileo’s telescope
  • Self-Portrait, Gilbert Stuart
  • The North Star, first issue
  • Anna Freud, with quote
  • Heart of Darkness quote, Joseph Conrad
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, original playbill



About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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