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On this day: December 3

Laurel and Hardy team up, a human heart is transplanted for the first time, an assassin targets Bob Marley, and the first text message is sent via phone, all on this day.

On this day: December 2

The Ford Model A goes on sale, a historic atomic milestone is reached under some Chicago football bleachers, Pablo Escobar is shot dead, and Enron files for bankruptcy, all on this day.

On this day: December 1

Dr Pepper is served for the first time, Ford introduces the first moving assembly line, Rosa Parks refuses to move to the back of the bus, and TWA completes its last flight, all on this day.

On this day: November 30

Mark Twain is born, Lucy and Desi elope, civil war breaks out in Palestine, and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is released, all on this day.

On this day: November 29

Edison shows off his phonograph, atom bomb testing heads underground, a chimpanzee orbits the Earth, the Pong craze begins, and the world loses another Beatle, all on this day.

On this day: November 28

Magellan reaches the Pacific, William Shakespeare gets hitched, the Grand Ole Opry debuts, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci defects, and Jeffrey Dahmer is killed in prison, all on this day.

On this day: November 27

Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, Baby Face Nelson dies in a shootout with the FBI, Harvey Milk is assassinated, MTV bans Madonna, and Tiger Woods crashes his SUV, all on this day.

On this day: November 26

Thanksgiving Day becomes an official holiday, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is published, the NHL is formed, "Casablanca" premieres, and the Concorde lands for the last time, all on this day.

On this day: November 24

Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species," Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald, D. B. Cooper leaps from a plane, and Freddie Mercury and Florence Henderson die, all on this day.

On this day: November 23

The first jukebox goes into service, JFK lays in repose at the White House, "Doctor Who" debuts on TV, and Africa gets its first elected female head of state, all on this day.

On this day: November 22

A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, JFK is assassinated, and The Beatles release "The White Album," all on this day.

On this day: November 21

Thomas Edison announces the phonograph, "Frankenstein" terrorizes moviegoers, Tweety Bird makes his debut, and millions tune in to find out "who shot J.R.," all on this day.