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December 3rd is...
National Roof Over Your Head Day
- a day of appreciation for the things we have, starting with the roof over our heads. A roof over our head usually signifies living in a house that protects us from the elements, keeping us warm, dry, and cozy. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky as you and I. There are many homeless people right here in our country. There are millions of people around the world who live in poverty or disaster areas, and do not have a home to keep them comfortable and safe.
Make a Gift Day
- When a person takes the time to make a gift, they put their heart and soul into that gift, therefore the gift becomes more meaningful. This holiday is a great day to promote the idea of making gifts and remind everyone to find those crafty and artistic abilities that we have and make a gift for someone.
International Day of Disabled Persons
- On Oct 14, 1992 (Res 47/3), at the end of the Decade of Disabled Persons, the General Assembly proclaimed Dec 3 to be an annual observance to promote the continuation of integrating the disabled into general society.
Let's Hug Day
- Give a great big hug to all your family and friends and share if you dare the best hug you have ever received and why it was so special!
Neon Lighting Birthday
- Neon lighting is created by brightly glowing, electrified glass tubes or bulbs that contain rarefied neon or other gases. Georges Claude, a French engineer and inventor, presented neon tube lighting in essentially its modern form at the Paris Motor Show from December 3–18, 1910
- The word "telescope" was coined in 1611 by the Greek mathematician Giovanni Demisiani for one of Galileo Galilei's instruments presented at a banquet at the Accademia dei Lincei. In the Starry Messenger Galileo had used the term "perspicillum".
A Streetcar Named Desire Broadway Opening
- Tennessee Williams’s drama opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 1947 with Jessica Tandy (as Blanche Du Bois) and newcomer Marlon Brando (as Stanley Kowalski). Williams was already a Broadway star with his first play, Glass Menagerie, and Streetcar was to be equally successful: it ran for two years and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.