St Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
Pope Gregory II names Boniface as missionary bishop
Cnut the Great (or Canute), King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund 'Ironside'.
Pope Innocent III closes 4th council of Lateranen
Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII
Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics
England reconciles with Pope Julius III
16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague
English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I
Roman Catholics banned from English parliament
King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva [NS]
Turkey declares war on Russia
Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/IJsselstein go on Gregoria calendar
Beijing hit by Earthquake; about 100,000 die
States of Holland forbid Free Masonry
Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women
Benjamin Franklin receives Godfrey Copley-Penny
Captain Cook begins 3rd & last trip to Pacific (South Sea)
Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence
Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day.
Spanish governor leaves Philippines
Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France
Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins
Prince Willem Frederik returns to Netherlands
First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.
First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.
Mexico declares war on France
Harper's Weekly publishes EE Beers' "All quiet along the Potomac"
Confederate troops vacate Fort Esperanza, Texas
Battle of Franklin Tennessee: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualities
Battle of Honey Hill SC (Broad River) 96 dead/665 wounded
Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel, Chicago
The inauguration of a statue of King Charles XII of Sweden takes place in the King's garden in Stockholm.
First international soccer game, Scotland-England 0-0 (Glasgow)
Opera "El Cid" premieres (Paris)
First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY
The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
1st indoor softball game (Chicago)
Pope Leo XIII's encyclical "Rerum novarum" published
A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles
The First Isthmian Canal Commission, appointed by the President having examined possible routes for a canal, issues its report favoring that through Nicaragua over the Panama route
American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.
Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle
8th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
The US Secretary of State and Japan's ambassador to the US exchange notes in what becomes known as the Root-Takahira Agreement: they affirm support for an independent China with an 'open door' policy and for the status quo in the Pacific
9th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Sydney (5-0)
The British House of Lords rejects the 'People's Budget' prepared by David Loyd George; the budget tries to shift the tax burden to the wealthy
4th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Alerts defeats Toronto Argonauts, 11-4
11th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Australasia in Melbourne (3-2)
St John Ervine's "John Ferguson" premieres in Dublin
Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho
Hitler speaks to 50,000 national-socialists in Munich
Dutch Catholic minority government of Wilhelm Marx forms
1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
Last French/Belgian troops leave Ruhrgebied
French/Belgium troops completely withdrawn from the Rurh
Test Cricket debut of Don Bradman, who scored 18 & 1 vs England
17th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 14-3
His Master's Voice & Columbia Records merge into EMI
CCC Camps are established in Cleveland Park District
London's Crystal Palace (built 1851) destroyed by fire
3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB)
Fascist coup in Romania, fails
Germany bans Jews being lawyers
21 U boats sunk this month (52,000 ton)
Paul Osborn's "Mornings at 7" premieres in NYC
USSR invades Finland, bombs Helsinki
28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 1): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 8-2
32 U boats sunk this month (147,000 ton)
101 year old Nyack-Tarrytown (NY) ferry makes its last run
13 U boats sunk this month (62,000 ton)
Japanese Emperor Hirohito consults with admirals Shimada & Nagano
-Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal
109 U boats sunk this month (729,000 ton)
30th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Hurricanes defeats Winnipeg Bombers, 8-5
Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system
German scout ship Altmark explode & sinks off Yokohama
Biggest & last British Battleship HMS Vanguard runs aground
33rd CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 35-0
Bradman scores 187 in 1st Test Cricket v England at the Gabba
Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
Baseball's Negro National League disbands
Player-manager Lou Boudreau is selected AL MVP
Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin
Chinese Communists captured Chungking
KOTV TV channel 6 in Tulsa, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting
US President Harry Truman threatens China with atom bomb
Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism
French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu
Edward Mutesa II, the kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda.
1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)
20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)
John Strydom succeeds Malan as premier of South Africa
"Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 245 performances
Argentine government disbands Peronistic party
1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)
Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
"Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances
45th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 32-7
Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8
1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me
WKBW TV channel 7 in Buffalo, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL
French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons
Tad Mosels "All the Way Home" premieres in NYC
Billy Williams of the Cubs is voted NL Rookie of Year
USSR vetoes Kuwaits application for UN membership
U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of UN unanimously
51st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats BC Lions, 21-10
Martin Walser's "Überlebensgross Herr Krott" premieres in Stuttgart
USSR launches Zond 2 towards Mars; no data returned
Barbados gains independence from Great Britain (National Day)
Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland
Julie Nixon & David Eisenhower announce their engagement
Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman
People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from the UK
Senenator Eugene McCarthy begins run for US presidency
The Pakistan Peoples Party is founded by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who becomes its first Chairman later as the Head of state and Head of government after the 1971 Civil War.
56th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21
A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Armagh is stopped by Royal Ulster Constabulary because of the presence of a Loyalist counter demonstration led by Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting
57th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 29-11
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"
TV movie "Brian's Song" airs for 1st time on ABC-TV
The government of the Republic of Ireland states that it will take the allegations of brutality against the security forces in Northern Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights
BBC bans Wings' "Hi, Hi, Hi"
Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy)
M T Ghani scores 104 on FC debut for Commerce Bank (Pak) age 44
Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Jim Godman
"Good Evening" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 438 performances
"Mack & Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 66 performances
20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks)
Miss Teenage America Pageant
Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.
Dahomey becomes Benin
42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)
France performs nuclear test
Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC)
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
"Banjo Dancing" closes at Century Theater NYC after 38 performances
"Perfectly Frank" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 16 performances
"West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 perfs
Uruguay's new constitution rejected by referendum
NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award
Porn star John Holmes arrested on fugitive charges
South Africa anti-apartheid advocate Bulelani Ngcuka arrested
Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).
STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad
US sub Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in So China Sea
USSR performs nuclear test
6th Emmy Sports Award presentation
Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam
Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)
Raúl Alfonsín wins Argentine presidential election
Sam Shepards "Fool for love" premieres in NYC
Denver Nugget coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record
"Flamenco Puro" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 40 perfs
74th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 39-15
Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million, lifetime
Afghanistan Constitution adopted
Cyclone lashes Bangladesh, Eastern India; 317 killed
France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase
Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO's Arafat visa
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.
Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.
Actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke
US President George H. W. Bush offers to send Secretary of State James Baker to Baghdad to meet with Saddam Hussein
1st world championship of women's soccer, US defeats Norway 2-1
93 cars & 11 truck accident near SF during a dust storm, 17 die
Rob Pilatus, 27, of Milli-Vanilli attempts suicide
San Diego State's Marshall Faulk is 1st freshman to capture national rushing & scoring titles
David Boon's 14th Test Cricket century, 111 v WI at Brisbane
Intercity-train derailed at Village chief, 5 die
NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars
President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill
Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain
Cruiser Achille Lauro destroyed by fire at Somalia, 4 die
Man Mohan Adhikary sworn in as 1st communist premier of Nepal
Official end of Operation Desert Storm.
"Eugene Onegin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)
Deutsche Bank announces a $10 billion USDdeal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.
In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe's largest defence contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.
92nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Melbourne (3-1)
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns.
Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television's all-time biggest game show haul.
Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.
John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.
The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks
Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg entered the campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with a device suspected of being a bomb and held three people hostage for 5 hours.
Canada begins its recovery from the recession; economic growth is at 0.4% after 14 months of economic stagnation
At least 32 people are killed in a Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane crash in the Congo
Australia defeats New Zealand to win the Rugby League World Cup
Ghostly ships filled with dead bodies arrive on Japan's shores
NBA star Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers announces he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season.
Canada PM Approves Controversial Pipeline to Pacific Coast
Cuba returning Castro's ashes to birthplace of the Revolution
Saudi Arabia asks Opec to cut world oil supply
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