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 - Robert Louis Stevenson
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1894: Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson, most famous "Treasure Island," "Kidnapped" and "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 44 in Vailima, Samoa.

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