Today in History - December 3

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Friday, Dec 3 2010 by

2005 – XCOR Aerospace makes first manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail in Mojave, California.

XCOR EZ Rocket (Google Maps)
XCOR EZ Rocket

1984 – Bhopal Disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, kills more than 3,800 people outright and injures 150,000–600,000 others (some 6,000 of whom would later die from their injuries) in one of the worst industrial disasters in history.

Bhopal Disaster Site (Google Maps)
Bhopal Disaster Site