December 03

This Day in History

1976

Helium Pig Chase

"On this day in 1976, a giant helium pig intended for a photo shoot for the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd escaped, bewildering pilots flying high above London, before finally going … (more...)

1967

First Successful Heart Transplant

On December 3, 1967, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky receives the first successful heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa. Washkansky, a grocer who suffered from chronic heart disease, received the … (more...)

1910

Neon Lights Debut in Paris

"On this day in 1910, the renowned French engineer and chemist Georges Claude publicly debuted neon light at the Paris Motor Show. Over the next fifty years neon would soar in use, illuminating … (more...)