Today in History, English
Today in History, English

137041December 3Death2012 – Janet Shaw, Australian cyclist and author (b. 1966)
137042December 3Death2012 – Jeroen Willems, Dutch actor and singer (b. 1962)
137043December 3Death2013 – Paul Aussaresses, French general (b. 1918)
137044December 3Death2013 – Ronald Hunter, American actor (b. 1943)
137045December 3Death2013 – Reda Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed, Egyptian air marshal (b. 1952)
137046December 3Death2013 – Ahmed Fouad Negm, Egyptian poet (b. 1929)
137047December 3Death2013 – Sefi Rivlin, Israeli actor (b. 1947)
137048December 3Death2014 – Herman Badillo, Puerto Rican-American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)
137049December 3Death2014 – Jacques Barrot, French politician, French European Commissioner (b. 1937)
137050December 3Death2014 – Nathaniel Branden, Canadian–American psychotherapist and author (b. 1930)
137051December 3Death2014 – Ian McLagan, English-American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Small Faces, Faces, and The New Barbarians) (b. 1945)
137052December 3Death2014 – James Stewart, Canadian mathematician and academic (b. 1941)
137053December 3Holiday and observanceAdvocate's Day (India)
137054December 3Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:BirinusFrancis XavierDecember 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
137055December 3Holiday and observanceDoctors' Day (Cuba)
137056December 3Holiday and observanceInternational Day of People with Disability (International)
137057December 4Event771 – Austrasian king Carloman I dies, leaving his brother Charlemagne king of the now complete Frankish Kingdom.
137058December 4Event1110 – The Kingdom of Jerusalem captures Sidon.
137059December 4Event1259 – Kings Louis IX of France and Henry III of England agree to the Treaty of Paris, in which Henry renounces his claims to French-controlled territory on continental Europe (including Normandy) in exchange for Louis withdrawing his support for English
137060December 4Event1563 – The final session of the Council of Trent is held. (It had opened on December 13, 1545.)
137061December 4Event1619 – Thirty-eight colonists arrive at Berkeley Hundred, Virginia. The group's charter proclaims that the day "be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God."
137062December 4Event1674 – Father Jacques Marquette founds a mission on the shores of Lake Michigan to minister to the Illiniwek. (The mission would later grow into the city of Chicago.)
137063December 4Event1676 – Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt.
137064December 4Event1745 – Charles Edward Stuart's army reaches Derby, its furthest point during the Second Jacobite Rising.
137065December 4Event1783 – At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, U.S. General George Washington bids farewell to his officers.
137066December 4Event1786 – Mission Santa Barbara is dedicated (on the feast day of Saint Barbara).
137067December 4Event1791 – The first edition of The Observer, the world's first Sunday newspaper, is published.
137068December 4Event1829 – In the face of fierce local opposition, British Governor-General Lord William Bentinck issues a regulation declaring that anyone who abets suttee in Bengal is guilty of culpable homicide.
137069December 4Event1864 – American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea – At Waynesboro, Georgia, forces under Union General Judson Kilpatrick prevent troops led by Confederate General Joseph Wheeler from interfering with Union General William T. Sherman's campaign destroy
137070December 4Event1867 – Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).

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