On This Day: December 3rd

December 3rd:

1967- 1st human heart transplant performed in South Africa by Dr Christiaan Barnard on Louis Washkansky

1989- Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over

1639- 1st annulment by court decree passes

1775- First official US flag raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS Alfred

1828- Andrew Jackson elected 7th US President

1833- Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational college, opens

1847- Frederick Douglass publishes first issue of his newspaper “North Star”

1863- Confederate General James Longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN

1868- 1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial

1920- Turkey & Armenia agree to peace treaty

1926- Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days

1931- Alka Seltzer goes on sale

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