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On this day: December 3

Published On: Dec 02 2012 10:34:22 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 03 2013 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 - John Bartlett
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1905: Author and publisher John Bartlett, best known for editing "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," the longest-lived and most widely distributed collection of quotations, dies at the age of 85 in Cambridge, Mass. The collection has been continually revised and reissued for more than a century since his death.

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