On this day: December 3

Published On: Dec 02 2012 10:34:22 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 03 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Pink Floyd
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1976: During the photo shoot for Pink Floyd's "Animals" album cover, a 40-foot inflatable pig being photographed at Battersea Power Station on the River Thames breaks free. Pilots in the London area were warned of a pig loose in the skies, which reached a height of 18,000 feet before coming down in Kent. The inflatable pig returned the following day for the photo shoot, but, as earlier photographs of the power station were considered better, the image of the pig would actually later be superimposed onto one of those photos. Pictured here is a September 2011 recreation of the album cover to mark the release of a remastered version of the album.

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