On This Day In History—December 3

Year 741

St Zachary begun his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III.

Year 1347

Roman tribunal Coke di Rienzo was declared as heretics by Pope Clemens VI.

Year 1557

1st Covenant of Scottish Protestants was formed.

Year 1586

Sir Thomas Herriot introduced potatoes to England from Colombia.

Year 1639

1st annulment by court decree was passed.

Year 1676

Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeated a larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000.

Year 1678

Edmund Halley received MA from The Queen’s College, Oxford.

Year 1685

Jews from settling in Stockholm, Sweden were put behind the bars by Charles II.

Year 1694

English parliamentary election was set for every 3 years.

Year 1699

Baron Jacob Hop appointed treasurer—General of the Hague.

Year 1736

Astronomer Anders Celsius took measurements that confirmed Newton’s theory —the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere.

Year 1775

First official US flag was raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS Alfred.

Year 1818

Illinois became 21st state USA (Admission day).

Year 1828

Andrew Jackson was elected as 7th US President.

Year 1833

The first truly coeducational college was opened in Ohio—Oberlin College.

Year 1834

First US dental society was organized (NY).

Year 1835

First US mutual fire insurance company issued the first policy (Rhode Island).

Year 1844

RC Society Apostole of Prayer was formed.

Year 1847

Frederick Douglass published first issue of his newspaper “North Star”.

Year 1854

Eureka Stockade which is claimed by many people to be the birth of Australian democracy, over 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, were killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licenses.

Year 1863

Confederate General James Longstreet abandoned his siege at Knoxville, TN.

Year 1868

1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial.

Year 1878

Settlers arrived at Petach Tikvah, Israel.

Year 1881

Henry Morton Stanley found Leopoldville (now Kinshasa).

Year 1883

48th US Congress (1883-85) was assembled.

Year 1901

Milwaukee was dropped from the AL and was replaced by St Louis Browns.

Year 1903

Panglima Polim surrendered to Capt. Colijn at Atjeh.

Stay Tuned for the Next Piece of History….!!

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