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On this day: December 3

POSTED: 08:34 PM PST Dec 02, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 02, 2013 

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 - Indio-Pakistani War of 1971
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1971: Pakistan launches a pre-emptive strike against 11 air bases in India, setting off a full-scale war that would last 13 days and leave more than 12,000 dead. The war also led to the creation of Bangladesh, then known as East Pakistan, as an independent nation.

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