Today in History December

Today In History

12th December

1098: 1st Crusaders capture & plunder Mara Syria.

1474: Isabella crowns herself queen of Castile & Aragon.

1527: Composer Adrian Willaert moves from Milan to Venice.

1911: Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.

1918: The Flag of Estonia is raised atop the Pikk Hermann for the first time.

11th December

1936: Edward VIII Abdicates.

1946: Unicef Founded.

1941: Germany declares war on the United States.

1969: Soviets declares nudity a sign of western decadence.

2008: Billionaire conman Bernard madoff arrested.

10th December

1778: John Lay is elected president of the Continental Congress.

1901: First Nobel Prize awarded.

1915: Ford Builds its 1 millionth cars.

1917: Red Cross is awarded Nobel Peace Prize.

1941: Japan becomes master of the Pacific and South China Sea.

9th December

656 : Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion.

1315: Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society).

1625: Netherlands & England sign military treaty.

1983: Dariusz Dudka, Polish footballer was born.

1992: Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce a formal separation.

8th December

1542: Mary, Queen of Scots was born.

1863: Abraham Lincoln issues his Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of the South.

1941: US & Britain declare war on Japan, US enters WW II.

1966: US & USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space.

2013: Riots break out in Singapore after a fatal accident in Little India.

7th December

1354: Margaretha van Bavarian’s son earl Willem V signs peace treaty.

1595: Injo of Joseon, Korean king was born.

1696: Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways in the U.S. is completed to Trumbull.

1732: The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.

1787: Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify the US constitution.

6th December

963 : Leo VIII elected Pope.

1060: Bela I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary.

1240: Mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev.

1520: Barbara Radziwill queen of Poland was born.

1877: The first edition of The Washington Post is published.

5th December

1349: 500 Jews of Nuremberg massacred during Black Death riots.

1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born.

1831: Former U.S. President John Quincy Adams takes his seat in the House of Representatives.

1848: US President Polk triggers Gold Rush of 1849 by confirming gold discovery in California.

1916: The French defeat the Germans in the Battle of Verdun.

4th December

1110: Syrian harbor city Saida (Sidon) surrenders to Crusaders.

1197: Crusaders wound Rabbi Elezar ben Judah.

1259: Treaty of Paris: English King Henry III & French King Louis IX.

1489: Battle of Baza – Spanish army captures Baza from Moors.

2015: A firebomb is thrown into a restaurant in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing 17 people.

3rd December

1586: Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia.

1818: Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state.

1967: 1st human heart transplant performed by Dr Christian Barnard in South Africa.

1989: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over.

2012: At least 475 people are killed after Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines.

2nd December

1848: Franz Joseph I becomes Emperor of Austria.

1908: Puyi becomes Emperor of China at the age of two.

1939: New York City’s LaGuardia Airport opens.

1970: The United States Environmental Protection Agency begins operations.

2016: Thirty-six people die in a fire at a converted Oakland, California, warehouse serving as an artist collective.

1st December 

1822: Peter I is crowned Emperor of Brazil.

1913: Ford Motor Company institutes world’s 1st moving assembly line for the Model T Ford.

1955: Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to move to the back of a bus and give her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama.

1958: The Our Lady of the Angels School fire in Chicago kills 92 children and three nuns.

1988: Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan).

Today in History December Month Complete