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 - John Bartlett
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1905: Author and publisher John Bartlett, best known for editing "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," the longest-lived and most widely distributed collection of quotations, dies at the age of 85 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The collection has been continually revised and reissued for more than a century since his death.


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