Today is my birthday. Celebrating another year! Now there are so many of them. Good! after all the alternative is such a bummer...
I share a birthday with Ozzy Osbourne. Imagine that.
also Darryl Hannah. Feel better about that one! So I looked up to see what else happed on December 3rd. Lots of stuff it would seem. A lot of it not so nice but it is the not nice stuff that hits the news after all.
On this date in:
The House Un-American Activities Committee announced that former Communist spy Whittaker Chambers had produced microfilm of secret documents hidden inside a pumpkin on his Maryland farm.
Police arrested some 800 students at the University of California at Berkeley, one day after the students stormed the administration building and staged a massive sit-in.
The album ''Rubber Soul'' by the Beatles was released. This is a good one!
Surgeons in Cape Town, South Africa, led by Dr. Christiaan Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant. Louis Washkansky lived 18 days with the new heart. another good one
The 20th Century Limited, the famed luxury train, completed its final run from New York City to Chicago.
Eleven people were killed in a crush of fans at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum before a concert by The Who. I remember when this happened..terrible.
East German Communist leader Egon Krenz, the ruling Politburo and the party's Central Committee resigned.
Radicals in Lebanon released American hostage Alann Steen, who'd been held captive nearly five years.
Elizabeth Glaser, who became an AIDS activist after she and her two children were infected with HIV via a blood transfusion, died at age 47. so sad
South Korea struck a deal with the International Monetary Fund for a record $55 billion bailout of its foundering economy.
Scientists failed to make contact with the Mars Polar Lander after it began its fiery descent toward the red planet; the spacecraft was presumed destroyed.
Thousands of personnel files released under a court order showed that the Archdiocese of Boston went to great lengths to hide priests accused of abuse, including clergy who allegedly snorted cocaine and had sex with girls aspiring to be nuns.