There’s three sides to every story: there’s the history you were taught in school, the history the revisionist dig up and the truth.

Saturday December 3rd

1621: Galileo Galilei perfects his telescope.

1677: Culpeper’s Rebellion (North Carolina) begins.

1753: Samuel Crompton (REP 1753-1827) inventor of the spinning mule.

1755: Gilbert Stuart (REP 1755-1828) America’s foremost portrait painter.

1780: General Nathanael Greene takes over the Southern Department of the American Revolution.

1818: Illinois is admitted to the Union.

1833: Oberlin College in Ohio becomes a coed institution of higher learning

1833: Carlos Juan Finlay (GILD 1833-1915) Cuban physician who theorized that yellow fever was caused by the mosquito Aedes (1882).

1838: Cleveland Abbe (GILD 1838-1916) meteorologist who establish the US Weather Bureau.

1842: Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911) foremost female industrial and environmental chemist.

1847: Frederick Douglas founds the abolitionist newspaper The North Star.

1857: Joseph Conrad (PROG 1857-1924) Polish-English author Heart of Darkness (1899), Lord Jim (1900).

1877: Richard Pearse (MISS 1877-1953) New Zealand inventor of the first airplane.

1896: Dr. Herman Hollerith incorporates the Tabulating Machine Company, the predecessor of IBM.

1907: Connee Boswell (GI 1907-1976) jazz singer The Boswell Sisters (1925-36).

1910: George Claude introduced the Neon light at the Paris Auto Show.

1927: Andy Williams (SIL 1927-2012) singer The Andy Williams Show (1962-63).

1937: The Dandy (1937-2012:, the third longest running comic book, is published in Scotland.

1946: My Darling Clementine is released directed by John Ford, staring Henry Fonda and Walter Brennan.

1947: The point-contact transistor is invented by researchers John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain at Bell Laboratories.

1947: Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire opens on Broadway.

1948: Ozzy Osbourne (BOOM 1948- ) English rock singer Black Sabbath

1960: Camelot with Julie Andrews and Richard Burton opens on Broadway.

1964: The Free Speech Movement begins with the arrest of 800 students at the University of California at Berkeley.

1965: A jury in Alabama convicted three Klansmen for the murder of white civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo.

1965: The Beatles release Rubber Soul.

1967: Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant.

1968: Brendan Fraser (13th 1968- ) actor George of the Jungle (1997), Blast from the Past (1999), The Mummy (1999), The Quiet American (2002).

1984: Bhopal disaster.

1985: Amanda Seyfried (MILL 1985- ) actress Mamma Mia! (2008), Jennifer’s Body (2009), Les Misérables (2012), Lovelace (2013).