On this day: December 3

POSTED: 08:34 PM PST Dec 02, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 02, 2015 

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.

OTD December 3 - Gwendolyn Brooks
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2000: American poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first black writer to win the Pulitzer Prize, dies of cancer at age 83 in Chicago, Illinois. Brooks won a Pulitzer in 1950 for her book of poetry titled "Annie Allen."


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