Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 3

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This is a list of selected December 3 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled December 3, 2019 featured article or the December 3, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities refimprove section
1834 – The German Customs Union instituted the first regular census in Germany. refimprove
1854 – At least 22 people were killed and 35 others were injured when rebelling miners at the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, clashed violently with the police and the military. lots of {{cn}} tags
1910 – Modern neon lighting was first seen publicly after installation by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show. refimprove section
1919 – The Quebec Bridge, linking Quebec City and Lévis, Quebec, Canada, opened to traffic, becoming the longest cantilever bridge span in the world to date. unreferenced sections
1944 – The Greek Civil War broke out between communists and royalists in a newly liberated Greece. lots of {{cn}} tags
1971 – The formal initiation of hostilities of the Indo-Pakistani War began with the Pakistani Air Force launching pre-emptive airstrikes on several forward airbases and radar installations of the Indian Air Force. refimprove section
1973 – The Pioneer 10 spacecraft sent back the first close-up images of the planet Jupiter. appears on June 13
1979Eleven people were crushed in a human stampede at a concert by British rock band The Who in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. unreferenced section



December 3: First day of Hanukkah (Judaism, 2018)

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Sheng Shicai (b. 1895) · Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (d. 1939) · Julianne Moore (b. 1960)

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