Today is Thursday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2015. There are 28 days left in the year.
1991 – Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become 4th time WWF champion
1967 – The world’s first Heart Transplant is performed in South Africa on 3rd. Surgeons at the Groote Shur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, led by Dr. Christiaan Barnard, perform the first human heart transplant. It was a nine hour long operation and the recipient was Louis Washkansky, a fifty three year old grocer with a debilitating heart condition.
1993 – Britain’s Princess Diana announced she would be limiting her public appearances because she was tired of the media’s intrusions into her life.
2014- Somalia and North Korea tie for the most corrupt country in the world according to the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index.
1984- Oldest groom – Harry Stevens, 103, weds his cousin Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisconsin at retirement home
Today December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Theme for 2015: Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities
With an estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide facing many barriers to inclusion in many key aspects of society; access to equal basis with others, which includes areas of transportation, employment, and education as well as social and political participation, this is a call aimed at promoting empowerment and real opportunities.