On December 3,1775, the first official US flag (the Grand Union Flag) was raised aboard the naval vessel USS Alfred.

On December 3, 1944, the Greek Civil War broke out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists.

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Today’s guest article first appeared in the Alt-Market.us blog. It is reposted with permission.