Birthdays on December 3
Birth of Mitsuo Fuchida, the Japanese military general who flew the lead place in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was converted April 14, 1950, five years after World War II ended, through representatives of the Pocket Testament League. He became a prolific writer of religious tracts.
Clara H. Jones Clark was born in Elk Grove, Illinois. In 1856 she attended the first musical institute in Chicago, conducted by C. M. Cady. After her marriage to Henry Clay Scott in 1861, she became an acquaintance of hymn writer Horatio R. Palmer, who greatly encouraged her in creative writing. In addition to numerous piano music in sheet music form, she published The Royal Anthem Book (1882), the first collection of anthems published by a woman. But she is remembered every time we sing, "Open My Eyes That I May See." While visiting Dubuque, Iowa, she was killed when thrown from a buggy by a runaway horse, June 21, 1897.