spotlight Today in history: Dec. 3 Dec 3, 2019 0 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1928: Andrew Jackson In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States by the Electoral College. AP 1960: Camelot In 1960, the Lerner and Loewe musical "Camelot," starring Julie Andrews as Guenevere, Richard Burton as King Arthur and Robert Goulet as Lancelot, opened on Broadway. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1964: University of California at Berkeley In 1964, police arrested some 800 students at the University of California at Berkeley, one day after the students stormed the administration building and staged a massive sit-in. Robert Klein 1967: First Human Heart Transplant In 1967, a surgical team in Cape Town, South Africa, led by Dr. Christiaan Barnard (BAHR'-nard) performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky, who lived 18 days with the donor organ, which came from Denise Darvall, a 25-year-old bank clerk who had died in a traffic accident. CAPETIMES 1979: The Who Concert Tragedy On Dec. 3, 1979, 11 people were killed in a crush of fans at Cincinnati's Riverfront Coliseum, where the British rock group The Who was performing. Brian Horton 1984: Indian Bhopal Tragedy In 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, India. Peter Kemp 1992: Aegean Sea Tanker Oil Spill In 1992, the Greek tanker Aegean Sea spilled more than 21 million gallons of crude oil when it ran aground off northwestern Spain. Dominique Mollard 1992: Alann Steen In 1991, radicals in Lebanon released American hostage Alann Steen, who'd been held captive nearly five years. KURT STRUMPF 1999: Tori Murden In 1999, Tori Murden of the United States became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean alone as she arrived at the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, 81 days after leaving the Canary Islands near the coast of Africa. JOHN RILEY 2001: Ariel Sharon In 2001, in the wake of bombings that had killed 26 Israelis, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared a war on terror. ELIZABETH DALZIEL 2001: Tom Ridge In 2001, Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge asked Americans to return to a high state of alert, citing threats of more terrorist attacks. SUSAN WALSH 2009: NBC Universal Ten years ago: Comcast and GE announced joint venture plans, with Comcast owning a 51 percent controlling stake in NBC Universal. Mark Lennihan 2009: Pope Benedict XVI & Dmitry Medvedev Ten years ago: Pope Benedict XVI and visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (dih-MEE'-tree med-VYEH'-dyev) agreed to upgrade Vatican-Kremlin ties to full diplomatic relations. Dmitry Astakhov 2009: President Barack Obama Ten years ago: President Barack Obama hosted a White House-sponsored jobs forum, where he said he'd heard many "exciting ideas" and proposals and expressed hope some could be put into action quickly. J. Scott Applewhite 2014: Death of Eric Garner Five years ago: A Staten Island, New York, grand jury declined to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. Seth Wenig 2014: Herman Badillo Five years ago: Herman Badillo (bah-DEE’-yoh), a Bronx politician who was the first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman, died at age 85. Charles P. Gorry 2018: Antonio Guterres One year ago: At the U.N.’s annual climate summit in Poland, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a dramatic appeal to world leaders to take global warming seriously, calling it “the most important issue we face.” Czarek Sokolowski 2018: Bennu One year ago: After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived at the ancient asteroid Bennu, some 76 million miles from Earth; the goal is to grab gravel samples in 2020 for return to Earth in 2023. HOGP 2018: George H.W. Bush One year ago: A casket containing the body of former President George H.W. Bush was flown from Texas to Washington to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol. David J. 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