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    • December 4, 0771 "Austrasian King Carloman dies, leaving his brother Charlemagne King of the now complete Frankish Kingdom."

    • December 4, 1110 First Crusade: The Crusaders conquer Sidon.

    • December 4, 1259 "Kings Louis IX of France and Henry III of England agree to the Treaty of Paris, in which Henry renounces his claims to French-controlled territory on continental Europe (including Normandy) in exchange for Louis withdrawing his support for English rebels."

    • December 4, 1423 "Treaty of London provided for the release of James 1 from English captivity, for ransom of 40,000 paid in 6 annual instalments, and for the sessation of reinforcements to Scottish troops in France"

    • December 4, 1489 Battle of Baza-Spanish army captures Baza from the Moors

    • December 4, 1563 "Council of Trent holds last session, after 18 years"

    • December 4, 1563 "The final session of the Council of Trent is held (it opened on December 13, 1545)."

    • December 4, 1619 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God (this is considered by many to be the first Thanksgiving in the Americas).

    • December 4, 1619 America's first Thanksgiving Day (Va)

    • December 4, 1639 Jeremiah Horrocks made the first observation of a transit of Venus. (November 24 under the Julian calendar.)

    • December 4, 1674 "Father Jacques Marquette founds a mission on the shores of Lake Michigan to minister to the Illiniwek (the mission would later grow into the city of Chicago, Illinois)."

    • December 4, 1674 Father Marquette builds first dwelling in what is now Chicago

    • December 4, 1676 Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt.

    • December 4, 1680 Hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th

    • December 4, 1682 First General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)

    • December 4, 1762 First Manifesto issued by Catherine II. It invited foreign settlers to come to Russia. This manifesto brought few results.

    • December 4, 1783 "At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, US General George Washington formally bids his officers farewell."

    • December 4, 1783 "General Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern, New York NY"

    • December 4, 1791 "The first issue of The Observer, the world's first Sunday newspaper, is published."

    • December 4, 1808 "Napoleon moves into Spain in the autumn with an army of 150,000, routs the Spanish in a series of engagements in November, takes Madrid December 4, and puts his brother Joseph back on the throne
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    • December 4, 1812 "Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pa patents a horse-drawn mower"

    • December 4, 1816 "James Monroe, Va elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King"

    • December 4, 1829 "In the face of fierce opposition, British governor Lord William Bentinck carries a regulation declaring that all who abetted suttee in India were guilty of culpable homicide."

    • December 4, 1836 "Whig party holds its first national convention, Harrisburg, Pa"

    • December 4, 1843 "Manila paper (made from sails, canvas & rope) patented, Mass"

    • December 4, 1859 Mekteb-i Mlkiye founded.

    • December 4, 1864 "American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea - At Waynesboro, Georgia, forces under Union General Judson Kilpatrick prevent troops led by Confederate General Joseph Wheeler from interfering with Union General William T. Sherman's campaign destroying a wide swath of the South on his march to the Atlantic Ocean from Atlanta (Union forces did suffer more than three times the Confederate casualties, however)."

    • December 4, 1864 Romanian Jews are forbidden to practice law

    • December 4, 1867 Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).

    • December 4, 1867 Grange organized to protect farm interests

    • December 4, 1872 The crewless American ship Mary Celeste is found by the British brig Dei Gratia (the ship was abandoned for 9 days but was only slightly damaged).

    • December 4, 1872 The ship Mary Celeste was found adrift with crew missing

    • December 4, 1875 "Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees to Cuba, then Spain."

    • December 4, 1875 "William Marcy ""Boss"" Tweed (NYC-Tammany Hall) escapes from jail"

    • December 4, 1899 56th Congress (1899-1901) convenes

    • December 4, 1899 Webb Hayes son of President Rutherford Hayes receives medal of honor

    • December 4, 1906 "Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity in the United States established for men of African descent, was founded at Cornell University."

    • December 4, 1909 "First Grey Cup game (University of Toronto 26, Toronto Parkdale 6)"

    • December 4, 1915 Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County GA

    • December 4, 1918 "Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes (Yugoslavia) proclaimed"

    • December 4, 1918 President Woodrow Wilson sails in USS George Washington for Paris Peace Conference.

    • December 4, 1918 "US President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first US president to travel to Europe while in office."

    • December 4, 1921 The Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ends in a hung jury.

    • December 4, 1922 "Lucille Atcherson, becomes first woman legation sect-US foreign service"

    • December 4, 1927 Duke Ellington opens at the Cotton Club in Harlem

    • December 4, 1933 FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration

    • December 4, 1935 "1,200 at St Joseph's College (Philadelphia) enroll in anticommunism class"

    • December 4, 1942 FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration

    • December 4, 1942 First US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)

    • December 4, 1942 "Holocaust: In Warsaw, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Filipowicz set up the egota organization."

    • December 4, 1942 US bombers struck Italian mainland for first time in WW II

    • December 4, 1943 "Aircraft from USS Lexington (CV-16) and USS Independence (CVL-22) attack Kwajalein Atoll, sinking four Japanese ships and damaging five others, while only three U.S. ships suffered damage."

    • December 4, 1943 "US President Franklin D. Roosevelt closes down the Works Progress Administration, because of the high levels of wartime employment in the United States."

    • December 4, 1943 "World War II: In Yugoslavia, resistance leader Marshal Tito proclaims a provisional democratic Yugoslav government in-exile."

    • December 4, 1944 "USS Flasher (SS-249) sinks Japanese destroyer Kishinami and damages a merchant ship in South China Sea. Flasher is only U.S. submarine to sink over 100,000 tons of enemy shipping in World War II."

    • December 4, 1945 "By a vote of 65 to 7, the United States Senate approves United States participation in the United Nations (the UN was established on October 24, 1945)."

    • December 4, 1945 Senate approves US participation in UN

    • December 4, 1947 USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union

    • December 4, 1949 Bob Gage ties NFL record of a 97 yard touchdown run

    • December 4, 1951 Mir Waiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusouf appointed President of Azad Kashmir Government.

    • December 4, 1951 "Superheated gases roll down Mount Catarman (Phillippines), kills 500"

    • December 4, 1952 "Great Smog of 1952: A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow."

    • December 4, 1952 "Killer fogs begin in London England. ""Smog"" becomes a word"

    • December 4, 1956 "During a Carl Perkins recording session also involving Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, Elvis Presley visits the studio and jams with Perkins and Lewis extensively with the tape recorders rolling. (Cash reportedly participates briefly in the jam before leaving the studio with his wife and daughter.) The four men become known as the Million Dollar Quartet, and the complete tape from this legendary session is eventually released on compact disc (CD) in 1987."

    • December 4, 1956 Paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy

    • December 4, 1957 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's England)

    • December 4, 1957 "First edition of ""Chase's Annual Events"" published"

    • December 4, 1958 "Dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within Fr Community"

    • December 4, 1958 Dahomey (present-day Benin) becomes a self-governing country within the French Community.

    • December 4, 1959 "A monkey returns to Earth safely, after being launched 55 miles high into outer space by the United States space program."

    • December 4, 1961 Museum of Modern Art hung Matisse's Le Bateau upside down for 47 days

    • December 4, 1961 "Smallest New York Knick, 49th St MSG crowd-1,300 (snowstorm)"

    • December 4, 1961 Tanganyika becomes the 104th member of the UN

    • December 4, 1964 "Beatles release ""Beatles For Sale"" album"

    • December 4, 1965 2nd New York Knick game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers' owner)

    • December 4, 1965 "Launch of Gemini 7 piloted by CDR James A. Lovell, USN. This flight consisted of 206 orbits at an altitude of 327 km and lasted 13 days and 18 hours. Recovery by HS-11 helicopters from USS Wasp (CVS-18)"

    • December 4, 1967 Vietnam War: US and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta. (But this happened all the time.)

    • December 4, 1969 "Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, killed in Chicago"

    • December 4, 1969 Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.

    • December 4, 1969 "Surfer Greg Noll rides a 65-foot high wave off the North Shore of Oahu, still the highest ocean surfing ever recorded."

    • December 4, 1971 Attack on Pakistan Navy and Karachi by the Indian Navy.

    • December 4, 1971 "The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be noted in the Deep Purple song ""Smoke on the Water""."

    • December 4, 1971 UN Security Council calls emergency session to consider deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.

    • December 4, 1974 Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Moslem pilgrims

    • December 4, 1976 Liz Taylor's 7th marriage (John Warner)

    • December 4, 1976 Number one hit on UK music charts - Showaddywaddy - Under The Moon Of Love

    • December 4, 1977 "Jean-Bdel Bokassa, president of the Central African Republic, crowns himself Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire."

    • December 4, 1977 "Malaysia Airlines Flight 653 is hijacked and crashes in Tanjong Kupang, Johor, killing 100."

    • December 4, 1978 Dianne Feinstein is named San Francisco first female mayor

    • December 4, 1978 "Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco, California's first woman mayor (she served until January 8, 1988)."

    • December 4, 1978 Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus

    • December 4, 1979 Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)

    • December 4, 1979 "The Hastie fire in Hull, kills three schoolboys and eventually leads police to arrest Bruce George Peter Lee."

    • December 4, 1980 The rock group Led Zeppelin formally announces its breakup.

    • December 4, 1981 """Falcon Crest"" premieres on CBS-TV"

    • December 4, 1981 "According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence. Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa"

    • December 4, 1981 President Reagan allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence

    • December 4, 1981 "South Africa grants ""homeland"" Ciskei independence (not recognized by any government outside South Africa)."

    • December 4, 1982 Number one hit on UK music charts - Jam - Beat Surrender

    • December 4, 1982 The People's Republic of China adopts its current constitution.

    • December 4, 1983 Aircraft from USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and USS Independence (CV-62) launch strike against anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon that fired on U.S. aircraft. Two U.S. Navy planes shot down.

    • December 4, 1984 "Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane, killing four passengers."

    • December 4, 1984 Hijackers commandeered a Kuwaiti airliner

    • December 4, 1985 President Reagan appoints Vice Admiral John Poindexter as security adviser

    • December 4, 1988 Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash

    • December 4, 1990 Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC

    • December 4, 1990 "Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages"

    • December 4, 1991 Journalist Terry Anderson is released after 7 years in captivity as a hostage in Beirut. He was the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon.

    • December 4, 1991 The Judds final concert (Nashville)

    • December 4, 1991 US airline Pan Am ends operations.

    • December 4, 1992 "Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somalia, east Africa."

    • December 4, 1992 US Troops land in Somalia

    • December 4, 1993 A truce is concluded between the government of Angola and UNITA rebels.

    • December 4, 1998 "The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched."

    • December 4, 2005 Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage.

    • December 4, 2006 "Adult giant squid was finally caught on video by Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo."

    • December 4, 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is to be released on DVD and Blu-ray . There will be one-disc and two-disc versions of the package

    • December 4, 2009 "A fire at a nightclub in the North Sumatra capital of Medan, Indonesia, kills at least 20 people."

    • December 4, 2009 "A further three people are sentenced to death for their involvement in the July riots in rmqi, Xinjiang, in northwestern China."

    • December 4, 2009 "An explosion at a nightclub in Perm, Russia, kills at least one hundred and injures around a hundred people."

    • December 4, 2009 "An Italian jury finds Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito guilty in the case of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia. Knox is sentenced to 26 years in prison, Sollecito to 25."

    • December 4, 2009 "At least 30 people are killed in an attack at a mosque in Rawalpindi, Pakistan."

    • December 4, 2009 "At least 47 people drown after a ferry capsizes in Kishoreganj District, Bangladesh."

    • December 4, 2009 At least 50 people are missing after two ferries collide on the River Nile near Rashid

    • December 4, 2009 Guinea's military leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara is flown to Morocco for medical treatment after being shot by an aide in an assassination attempt.

    • December 4, 2009 Militants in southern Thailand kill a Muslim family of three while a bomb attack injures two in Pattani Province. (Bernama) (RT)

    • December 4, 2009 Namibian incumbent President Hifikepunye Pohamba is reelected along with the ruling SWAPO party after elections last week.

    • December 4, 2009 Nepal's cabinet meets on Mount Everest to highlight the impact of climate change in the Himalayas.

    • December 4, 2009 Security forces in the Philippines raid the compounds of clans suspected of being involved in the Maguindanao massacre.

    • December 4, 2009 "The final draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup takes place in Cape Town, South Africa."

    • December 4, 2009 "The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation announces that 25 member countries will contribute a further 7,000 troops to the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in addition to 30,000 additional American and 500 British troops previously announced."

    • December 4, 2009 The U.S. Office of Thrift Supervision closes down the Cleveland based AmTrust Bank.

    • December 4, 2009 "The venue, Cape Town International Convention Centre, is sealed off after two bomb scares."

    • December 4, 2009 Two Rwandan soldiers are killed while on a peacekeeping mission in Darfur.

    • December 4, 2009 US Marines and Afghan troops launch Operation Cobra's Anger in northern Helmand province. (Bloomberg)







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