On this day: December 3

POSTED: 08:34 PM PST Dec 02, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 02, 2014 

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 - Grand Union Flag
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1775: The Grand Union flag, the precursor to the Stars and Stripes, is first raised aboard the Continental Navy vessel Alfred in Philadelphia by newly appointed Lt. John Paul Jones.

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