On This Day In History, 3 December

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World Events Today

  • Sir David Attenborough warned today in 2018 that, “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon”
  • Georges Claude, the French engineer and inventor, demonstrated Neon lights for the first time today in 1910, it was at the Paris Motor Show
  • Quebec Bridge, with the longest cantilever bridge span in the world, opened to cars, trains and pedestrians, today in 1919

Entertainment Events Today

  • Putting Pants on Phillip, Laurel and Hardy’s first official movie together, was released today in 1927
  • The Reggae singer Bob Marley, his wife and his manager, survived an assassination attempt today in 1976
  • The hit charity record Do They Know It’s Christmas, was released today in the UK in 1984, it was released in the US a week later

Family Events Today

  • Robert Louis Stevenson, the Scottish novelist and travel writer whose notable publications include Treasure Island, Kidnapped and the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, was born today in 1850 in Edinburgh
  • The British rock star Ozzy Osbourne, who was the lead vocalist with the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, was born today in 1948 in Birmingham
  • Harry Stevens, aged 103, married Thelma Lucas, aged 83, in Wisconsin in the United States today in 1984, to become the world’s oldest recorded groom

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Roof Over Your Head Day

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