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December 3


1609   Galileo builds an improved telescope after hearing of Hans Lippershey's invention.

1775   1st official U.S. flag raising takes place on the navy ship Alfred.

1818   Illinois is admitted as the 21st U.S. state.

1988   Barry Sanders wins the Heisman Trophy Award.

Famous Birthdays:

1857   Joseph Conrad (Author)

1948   Ozzy Osbourne (Rock singer)

1968   Brendan Fraser (Actor)

1973   Holly Marie Combs (Actress)

1980   Anna Chlumsky (Actress)

1985   Amanda Seyfried (Actress)

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