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Fray García de San Francisco founded Ciudad Juárez—a town along the Mexican border.


British general James Stanhope detained by the French and Spanish forces during battle of Brihuega.


Retreating army of George Washington crossed Delaware River from New Jersey.


Captain Cook left Society Islands.


First formal cremation of political figure in the US named as Henry Laurens.

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Premier held of 7th symphony by Ludwig von Beethoven.


“Poor of Newyork” was produced, which was debut production of Dion Boucicault.


Due to fire outbreak at Jesuit Church of La Compana, Santiago, 2500 people were killed.


Eaton Co. Limited was founded by Timothy Eaton in Toronto Canada.


Premier of “Volki i Ovsty” by Volki Aleksandr Ostrovsky was arranged at St. Petersburg.


Suriname, a sovereign state on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America, commenced mandate education for 7-12 years.


5,000 Boers carrying weapons gather in Paardekraal, South Africa.


Sherlock Holmes starts its “Adventure of Missing 3 Quarter”


Bird banding society established.


British navy demolished German regiment in Battle of Falkland Island.


Friendship treaty signed between Germany and the US.


Broadway Theater inaugurated at 1681 Broadway NYC.


Coaxial cable patented.


Anastasio Somoza García was elected as President of Nicaragua.


The US recorded the highest temperature at La Mesa Southern California.


The US and Britain announced war on Japan.


Rocket Plane XS-1 made by the US army makes it first flight.


Isaak Ben-Zwi was elected as president of Israel.


16th Olympic games at Melbourne ended.


Wilt Chamberlain became the second highest scorer in NBA.


Treaty signed between the US and USSR to restrict the utilization of nuclear weapons in outer space.


Soyuz—a series of spacecraft intended for the Soviet space program, 16 returned to Earth.


France executed nuclear test.


Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was awarded with Nobel Prize for Literature.


Lome III treaty signed by Europe and 64 other countries.


“Magical Mystery Tour” album by Beatles was released in the UK.


Kirsty Williams, the first female leader in the political history of Wales was elected as leader of Welsh Liberal Democrats.

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On this day in History: December 7

Year 1492

Christopher Columbus, in search of gold, landed on the island of Santo Domingo.

Year 1776

The first scholastic fraternity was established in Williamsburg at the College of William and Mary.

Year 1812

The greater part of Napoleon Bonaparte-owned Grand Armeé wobbled into Vilna and Lithuania, which ended the unsuccessful Russian campaign.

Year 1863

Weehawken sank in Charleston Harbor.

Year 1876

Jack McCall was found guilty for the assassination of Wild Bill Hickok and judgmented to death.

Year 1906

A powered and man-carrying kite was flied by Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge that carried him 168 feet high in the air for seven long minutes at Nova Scotia.

Year 1917

Czar Nicholas II, along with his family, was imprisoned by Bolsheviks in Tobolsk.

Year 1921

26 of Ireland’s southern districts formed the Irish Free state after they became independent from Britain.

Year 1941

Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the USA, issued a personal appeal to use his influence in order to avoid war to Emperor Hirohito.

Year 1945

A $3 billion loan was extended by the United States to Great Britain which helped them compensate for the extinction of the Lend-Lease agreement.

Year 1957

Vanguard TV3 exploded on the launchpad, which registered the first fail of the US-attempt to launch a satellite into Earth’s orbit.

Year 1969

Hells Angels hit concert-goer Meredith Hunter to death. They were hired to provide defense at a concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.

Year 1971

After reorganization of the new state of Bangladesh by New Delhi, Pakistan maintained a diplomatic relation with India.

Year 1976

Democrat Tip O’Neill was voted as the speaker of the House of Representatives. He served the longest uninterrupted period as speaker.

Year 1992

The Babri Mosque located in Ayodhya, India, was shattered during a rebellion that began a political protest.

Year 2006

NASA disclosed snaps from Mars Global Surveyor that proposed the occurrence of water on the red planet.

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Year 1862 

39 Santee Sioux Indians were sentenced to hang till death by the US President Lincioln.

Year 1865

United States Constitution signed the 13th Amendment for eradicate slavery.

Year 1866 

The tunnel for Chicago water supply of 3227 m was completed which led to the Michigan Lake.

Year 1877 

First recording was completed of the human voice by the Thomas Edison reciting “Mary had a little lamb”

Year 1873 

First International football game was played in the US between Yale and Eton.

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Year 1882

Venus atmosphere was identified during passage.

Year 1897 

London was the first city to introduce the licensed taxicabs around the globe.

Year 1912 

China casted vote to support universal human rights.

Year 1916 

The Central Powers confined Bucharest in World War I.

Year 1917 

Finland announced itself a republic, taking advantage of provisional relaxation of Russia.

Year 1921 

Ireland received authority due to Anglo-Irish Treaty leading to partition created Northern Ireland.

Year 1922

First ever electrically powered commercial transportation was introduced in the US, NY.

Year 1929 

Turkey introduced rights to vote for female.

Year 1938 

A non-attack treaty (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact) was drawn between French and German

Year 1941 

New York Council approved to construct Idlewild (Kennedy) Airport.

Year 1956 

Nelson Mandela was detained for political activities along with 156 others in South Africa.

Year 1957 

The first attempt of satellite launching failed due to Vanguard rocket busted.

Year 1969 

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics executed nuclear test.

Year 1980 

Intelsat V satellite was launched by NASA.

Year 1981 

Marathon record of 2:08:18 was set by Rob de Castella of Australia.

Year 1984 

France executed nuclear test.

Year 1988 

Carlos Andres Perez was once again elected as President of Venezuela.

Year 1990 

Saddam declared releasing of all foreign hostages

Year 1992

300,000 Hindus demolished mosque of Babri in India.

Year 1995 

Michael Jackson fell down in between of the rehearsals of HBO special.

Year 2005 

Protest killed infinite villagers in Dongzhou, China

Year 2006 

NASA disclosed pictures of Mars Global Surveyor which indicated the existence of water on Mars.

Year 2012 

Nyasasaurus fossil aged 243 million year old was found in Tanzania.

Year 2013 

The outbreak of Ebola in Meliandou, Guinea killed 2-year-old boy.

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On this day in History—December 5

Year 771

Charlemagne became the only ruler of the Frankish Empire after the death of his brother Carloman.

Year 1861

Due to joining of Confederate Army, the U.S. Senate suspended Senator John C. Brekinridge of Kentucky.

Year 1861

Export of firearms, gunpowder, and all materials were forbidden by Queen Victoria of Britain for their production.

Year 1863

After firing 1,307 rounds for seven solid days by The Union, the bombardment ended at Charleston, S.C.

Year 1872

The U.S. Ship Marie Celeste was found unanchored and empty of people with its cargo unbroken and undamaged in the Atlantic Ocean.

Year 1900

The French National Assembly dismissed the manifest of Nationalist General Mercier to plan a seizure of England.

Year 1914

German Navy officially formed the first Seaplane Unit. It came into reality and initiated operations from Belgium.


Year 1918

France ended the trade regions in order to have a strong position in the postwar economic battles.

Year 1941

Operation Taifun was halted due to sub-zero temperatures and absence of intact aircraft.

Year 1950

The University of Tennessee ignored court decision by dismissing five Negro applicants.

Year 1952

The Grumman XS2F-1 took its first flight officially.

Year 1981

President Ronald Reagan extended the capability of the CIA by giving them permission to spy in the United States.

Year 1985

Robert McFarland vacated as National Security Advisor.

Year 1991

The last and the only American hostages were released which were held in Lebanon.

Year 1992

28,000 troops were ordered to Somalia by George Bush during the Somali Civil War.

Year 1993

“Timon of Athens” closed at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances.

Year 1995

The Sri Lankan government announced the conquest of Tamil stronghold of Jaffna.

Year 1996

“Dreams & Nightmares” opened at Martin Beck Theater NYC.

Year 1997

1st Game at Wash Capitals’ MCI Center vs Fla Panthers was played.

Year 1998

7th SEC Championship Game: #1 Tennessee beats #23 Mississippi State, 24-14.

Year 1999

88th Davis Cup: Australia defeated France in Nice (3-2).

Year 2002

“The Two Towers” 2nd Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen was released in New York.

Year 2004

93rd Davis Cup: Spain defeated USA in Seville (3-2).

Year 2005

The Lake Tanganyika earthquake caused significant damage, mostly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Year 2006

Commodore Frank Bainimarama toppled the Government in Fiji.

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On This Day In History—December 4

Year 1110

Syrian harbor city Saida (Sidon) surrendered to Crusaders.

Year 1197

Crusaders wounded Rabbi Elezar ben Judah.

Year 1489

Spanish army captured Baza from Moors in Battle of Baza.

Year 1534

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman, the Magnificent occupied Baghdad.

Year 1563

Council of Trent held last session—after 18 years.

Year 1619

38 colonists from Berkeley Parish, England disembarked in Virginia and gave thanks to God. This is also considered by many people the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.

Year 1644

First European peace congress opened in Munster.

Year 1655

Middelburg Neth was forbidden from building synagogue.

Year 1674

Father Marquette built first dwelling in Chicago.

Year 1676

A Danish army under the control of King Christian V of Denmark engaged the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt in the Battle of Lund.

Year 1680

Hen in Rome laid an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16.

Year 1688

General John Churchill (later 1st Duke of Marlborough) changed allegiance from James II to William of Orange.

Year 1691

Emperor Leopold I took control of Transsylvania.

Year 1691

Spanish king Carlos II named Maximilian II viceroy of S Netherlands.

Year 1745

Bonnie Prince Charles reached Derby.

Year 1783

Gen Washington bid officers farewell at Fraunce’s Tavern, NYC.

Year 1791

Britain’s Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, was first published.

Year 1798

Rebellious Flemish farmers occupied Hasselt.

Year 1816

James Monroe (VA) was elected 5th president defeating Federalist Rufus King.

Year 1829

Britain outlawed “suttee” in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre).

Year 1832

French army had begun bombing citadel of Antwerp.

Year 1833

American Anti-Slavery Society was formed by Arthur Tappan in Philadelphia.

Year 1836

Whig party held its first national convention in Harrisburg, Pa.

Year 1844

James Knox Polk was elected as 11th US President.

Year 1863

Storm flood devastated Netherlands coastal provinces.

Year 1864

Battle of Waynesborough (Brier Creek) GA.

Year 1864

Romanian Jews were forbidden to practice law.

Year 1867

Former Minnesota farmer, Oliver Hudson Kelley, found the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).

Year 1872

Ship the Mary Celeste was discovered mysteriously abandoned by her crew in the Atlantic Ocean.

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On This Day In History—December 3

Year 741

St Zachary begun his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III.

Year 1347

Roman tribunal Coke di Rienzo was declared as heretics by Pope Clemens VI.

Year 1557

1st Covenant of Scottish Protestants was formed.

Year 1586

Sir Thomas Herriot introduced potatoes to England from Colombia.

Year 1639

1st annulment by court decree was passed.

Year 1676

Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeated a larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000.

Year 1678

Edmund Halley received MA from The Queen’s College, Oxford.

Year 1685

Jews from settling in Stockholm, Sweden were put behind the bars by Charles II.

Year 1694

English parliamentary election was set for every 3 years.

Year 1699

Baron Jacob Hop appointed treasurer—General of the Hague.

Year 1736

Astronomer Anders Celsius took measurements that confirmed Newton’s theory —the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere.

Year 1775

First official US flag was raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS Alfred.

Year 1818

Illinois became 21st state USA (Admission day).

Year 1828

Andrew Jackson was elected as 7th US President.

Year 1833

The first truly coeducational college was opened in Ohio—Oberlin College.

Year 1834

First US dental society was organized (NY).

Year 1835

First US mutual fire insurance company issued the first policy (Rhode Island).

Year 1844

RC Society Apostole of Prayer was formed.

Year 1847

Frederick Douglass published first issue of his newspaper “North Star”.

Year 1854

Eureka Stockade which is claimed by many people to be the birth of Australian democracy, over 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, were killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licenses.

Year 1863

Confederate General James Longstreet abandoned his siege at Knoxville, TN.

Year 1868

1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial.

Year 1878

Settlers arrived at Petach Tikvah, Israel.

Year 1881

Henry Morton Stanley found Leopoldville (now Kinshasa).

Year 1883

48th US Congress (1883-85) was assembled.

Year 1901

Milwaukee was dropped from the AL and was replaced by St Louis Browns.

Year 1903

Panglima Polim surrendered to Capt. Colijn at Atjeh.

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Year 1790

Austrian army took on Brussels.

Year 1802 

Suriname sold to the Netherlands by Britain.

Year 1804 

Napoleon Bonaparte was enthroned as Emperor of France in Paris.

Year 1816 

First saving bank named as Philadelphia Savings Fund Society was opened in the United States.

Year 1848 

Franz Josef I was crowned as an Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary.

Year 1899 

Germany and the US agreed to make the partition of Samoa among them.

Year 1907 

Association of English Professional Football Players’ was formed.

Year 1901 

King Camp Gillette initiated selling safety razor blades.

Year 1908 

The Chinese thrown was led by the child emperor Pu YI at the age of two.

Year 1927 

Ford sold its first model A for $385.

Year 1929

50 km away from the Peking (Beijing) at Tsjoe Koe Tien, the first skull of Peking man was discovered.

Year 1939 

Two British airways merged named British Imperial Airways and British Airways in order to form BOAC.

Year 1941 

Japanese Marshal Admiral Yamamoto drived his fleet towards Pearl Harbor.

Year 1942

World’s first nuclear chain reaction took place in Chicagi Pile-1) at University of Chicago, supervised by Enrico Fermi.

Year 1944 

German troop confiscated Betuwse watercourse.

Year 1950 

Vic Toweel banged down Danny O’Sullivan fourteen times in title fight.

Year 1952 

First human birth broadcasted to public on KOA-TV Denver.

Year 1956 

Fidel Castro landed on shore of Cuba with “Granma” (An official Newspaper of Cuban Communist party).

Year 1957 

First largest nuclear power plant was opened by the US at shipping port Penn.

Year 1958 

Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium signed the Benelux treaty.

Year 1961 

Fidel Castro announced that he was a Marxist and will direct Cuba towards Communism.

Year 1963 

Dutch launched the first rocket that reached the height of 10 km.

Year 1969

First preview disclosed to public of Boeing 747 jumbo from Seattle to NYC.

Year 1971 

United Arab Emirates affirmed freedom from the UK.

Year 1976

Fidel Castro was elected as President of Cuba.

Year 1987 

Nuclear test was performed at Nevada Test site by US.

Year 1990 

For the first time, twelve people were in space at the same time.

Year 2014 

Stephen Hawking stated that Artificial Intelligence possibly will be a “threat to mankind” and may bring the human race to an end.

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On this day in History: December 1

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Year 1782

The United Kingdom signed a preliminary agreement acknowledging American independence, in Paris.

Year 1838

Mexico announced war against France.

Year 1861

An ultimatum was sent to Queen Victoria by the British Parliament for the United States, nagging the rescue of two Confederate diplomats who were clutched on the British ship Trent.

Year 1864

Battle of Franklin was won by the Union.

Year 1900

The French Government castigated British actions in South Africa, showing pity for the Boers.

Year 1906

After having a conversation with the rooms’ wallpaper which included the sentence: “One of us has to go”, Oscar Wilde died in a hotel room in Paris.

Year 1919

First time in the history, women were allowed to vote in the French legislative elections.

Year 1945

Austria was invaded and Danzig was taken down by Russia.

Year 1948

Government was established in Soviet sector by dividing Berlin by the Soviet Union.

Year 1950

President Turman announced to use the A-bomb to get peace in Korea.

Year 1961

Making Iraq’s profit, the Soviet Union rejected a UN seat for Kuwait.

Year 1974

A decade old trade ban was put to an end by India and Pakistan.

Year 1981

To initiate an agreement on lowering the number of intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe, representatives of the US and the USSR met on this day.

Year 1993

Bill Clinton signed the Brady Bill into law.

Year 1994

MS Achille Lauro, which was hijacked by 1985 terrorists, caught fire at the coast of Somalia.

Year 2005

Becoming the first black archbishop of Church of England, John Sentamu created a history.

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