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 - text message
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1992: Neil Papworth, a 22-year-old test engineer for Sema Group, uses a personal computer to send the world's first SMS text message via the Vodafone network to the phone of a colleague. Papworth sent the message "Merry Christmas."


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