11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 3rd December

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1818 - Illinois becomes the 21st state in the United States

2. 1919 - French painter and sculptor Pierre A. Renoir dies at age 78

3. 1947 - The Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire opens at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre

4. 1948 - Ozzy Osbourne is born 

5. 1965 - An all-white U.S. jury convicts members of the KKK over the murder of a white civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo

6. 1967 - Dr. Christiaan N. Barnard performs the world's first successful human heart transplant

7. 1984 - Thousands of people die from the effects of toxic gases which leaked from Union Carbide Factory near the central Indian city of Bhopal

8. 1989 - The leaders of the two world superpowers, the USA and the USSR, declare an end to the Cold War after two days of talks at the Malta summit

9. 1992 - The first ever text message is sent to a mobile phone

10. 1992 - Two bombs planted by the IRA explode in the centre of Manchester injuring 65 people

11. 1997 - Pierce Brosnan receives a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia,historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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