December 3, 1926 - Agatha Christie disappeared from her Surrey home. She was discovered on the 14th under an assumed name at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate. She said she had no idea how she got to Yorkshire.
December 3, 1936 - The Royal Family canceled all engagements as the news broke of Edward VIII's determination to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. He would have to abdicate his throne in order to marry her and they lived their lives in relative obscurity in France.