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20 Dec.

69 Vespians's supporters enter Rome and kill Vitellius

1355 Stephen Urosh IV of Serbia dies while marching to attack Constantinople.

1802 The United States buys the Louisiana territory from France.

1860 South Carolina secedes from the Union.

1861 English transports loaded with 8,000 troops set sail for Canada so that troops are available if the "Trent Affair" is not settled without war.

1924 Adolf Hitler is released from prison after serving less than one year of a five year sentence for treason.

1930 Thousands of Spaniards sign a revolutionary manifesto.

1933 The German government announces 400,000 citizens are to be sterilized because of hereditary defects.

1938 First electronic television system is patented.

1941 The Flying Tigers, American pilots in China, enter combat.

1943 Soviet forces halt a German army trying to relieve the besieged city of Stalingrad.

1946 Viet Minh and French forces fight fiercely in Annamite section of Hanoi.

1948 U.S. Supreme Court announces that it has no jurisdiction to hear the appeals of Japanese war criminals sentenced by the International Military Tribunal.
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21 Dec.

68 Vespian enters Rome and is named emperor by the Senate.

1620 The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock.

1708 French forces seize control of Newfoundland.

1790 Samuel Slater opens the first cotton mill in the United States.

1862 The U.S. Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor

1866 Indians, led by Red Cloud and Crazy Horse, kill Captain William J. Fetterman and 79 other men

1879 Joseph Stalin, Communist leader of the Soviet Union.

1910 Over 2.5 million plague victims are reported in the An-Hul province of China.

1928 President Calvin Coolidge signs the Boulder Dam bill.

1944 German troops surround the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne in Belgium.

1945 General George S. Patton dies at the age of 60 after being injured in a car accident.
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22 Dec.

1135 Stephen of Blois is crowned the king of England.

1775 Esek Hopkins takes command of the Continental Navy

1807 Congress passes the Embargo Act.

1829 The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad opens the first passenger railway line.

1912 Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

1918 The last of the food restrictions, enforced because of the shortages during World War I, are lifted.

1929 Soviet troops leave Manchuria.

1941 Japanese troops make an amphibious landing on the coast of Lingayen Gulf on Luzon, the Philippines.

1942 The Soviets drive German troops back 15 miles at the Don River.

1944 General Anthony McAuliffe responds to a German surrender request with a one word answer: "Nuts!"

1945 The United States recognizes Tito's government in Yugoslavia.
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1790 Jean François Champollion, French founder of Egyptology who deciphered the Rosetta Stone is born.

1805 Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church is born.

1861 Lord Lyons, The British minister to America presents a formal complaint to secretary of state, William Seward, regarding the Trent affair.

1900 The Federal Party, which recognizes American sovereignty, is formed in the Philippines.

1919 Great Britain institutes a new constitution for India.

1921 President Warren G. Harding frees Socialist Eugene Debs and 23 other political prisoners.

1937 London warns Rome to stop anti-British propaganda in Palestine.

1939 The first Canadian troops arrive in Britain.

1940 Chiang Kai-shek dissolves all Communist associations in China.

1941 U.S. Marines and Navy defenders on Wake Island capitulate.

1944 General Dwight D. Eisenhower confirms the death sentence of Private Eddie Slovik, the only American shot for desertion since the Civil War.

1947 President Harry S Truman grants a pardon to 1,523 who had evaded the World War II draft.

1948 Japan's Prime Minister, Hideki Tojo and six other collaborators are hanged for war crimes.
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1638 The Ottomans under Murad IV recapture Baghdad from Safavid Persia.

1745 Benjamin Rush, American medical pioneer and signer of the Declaration of Independence is born.

1812 Joel Barlow, aged 58, American poet and lawyer, dies from exposure near Vilna, Poland, during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow.

1814 A treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain, ending the War of 1812, is signed at Ghent, Belgium.

1861 The USS Gem of the Sea destroys the British blockade runner Prince of Wales off the coast at Georgetown, S.C.

1914 Over 577,000 Allied soldiers are to spend Christmas as prisoners in Germany.

1917 The Kaiser warns Russia that he will use "iron fist" and "shining sword" if peace is spurned.

1943 General Dwight D. Eisenhower is appointed the Allied Supreme Commander
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25 Dec.

376 The Bishop of Milan, forces Theodosius to perform public penance for his massacre.

800 The pope crowns Charlemagne emperor in Rome.

1066 William I is crowned king of England.

1621 The governor of New Plymouth prevents newcomers from playing cards.

1651 The General Court of Boston levies a five shilling fine on anyone caught "observing any such day as Christmas."

1776 George Washington crosses the Delaware River with 5,400 troops in Trenton, New Jersey.

1861 Stonewall Jackson spends Christmas with his wife; their last together.

1862 John Hunt Morgan and his raiders clash with Union forces near Bear Wallow, Kentucky.

1862 President and Mrs. Lincoln visit hospitals in the Washington D.C. area on this Christmas Day.

1912 Italy lands troops in Albania to protect its interests during a revolt there.

1914 German and British troops on the Western Front declare an unofficial truce to celebrate Christmas during World War I.

1918 A revolt erupts in Berlin.

1925 U.S. troops in Nicaragua disarm insurgents in support of the Diaz regime.

1927 The Mexican congress opens land to foreign investors, reversing the 1917 ban enacted to preserve the domestic economy.

1939 Finnish troops enter Soviet territory.

1941 Free French troops occupy the French Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon off the Canadian coast.
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28 Dec.

1688 William of Orange makes a triumphant march into London.


1694 George I of England gets divorced.


1846 Iowa is admitted as the 29th State of the Union.


1872 A U.S. Army force defeats a group of Apache warriors at Salt River Canyon, Arizona Territory.


1904 Farmers in Georgia burn two million bales of cotton to prop up falling prices.


1920 The United States resumes the deportation of communists and suspected communists.


1933 President Franklin Roosevelt states, "The definite policy of the United States, from now on, is one opposed to armed intervention."


1936 Benito Mussolini sends planes to Spain to support Francisco Franco's forces.


1938 France orders the doubling of forces in Somaliland.


1946 The French declare martial law in Vietnam as a full-scale war appears inevitable.

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29 Dec.

1170 Thomas Becket, the archbishop of Canterbury, is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights of Henry II.


1607 Indian chief Powhatan spares John Smith's life after the pleas of his daughter Pocahontas.


1778 British troops, attempting a new strategy to defeat the colonials in America, capture Savannah.


1845 Texas  is admitted as the 28th state of the Union


1849 Gas lighting is installed in the White House.


1862 Union General William T. Sherman's troops try to gain the north side of Vicksburg in the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs.


1890 The last major conflict of the Indian wars takes place at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota 


1921 Sears Roebuck president Julius Rosenwald pledges $20 million of his personal fortune to help Sears through hard times.


1926 Germany and Italy sign an arbitration treaty.


1934 Japan formally denounces Washington Naval Treaty of 1922.

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30 Dec.
1460 The Duke of York is defeated and killed  at the Battle of Wakefield.
1803 The United States takes possession of the Louisiana area from France at New Orleans with a simple ceremony, the simultaneous lowering and raising of the national flags.
1861 Banks in the United States suspend the practice of redeeming paper money for metal currency, a practice that would continue until 1879.
1862 The draft of the Emancipation Proclamation is finished and circulated among President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet for comment.
1865 Rudyard Kipling is born
1905 Governor Frank Steunenberg of Idaho is killed by an assassin's bomb.
1922 Soviet Russia is renamed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
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31 Dec.

1775 George Washington orders recruiting officers to accept free blacks into the army.

1852 The richest year of the gold rush ends with $81.3 million in gold produced.

1862 Union General William Rosecrans' army repels two Confederate attacks at the Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone's River).

1889  George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army during World War II is born

1910 John B. Moisant and Arch Hoxsey, two of America's foremost aviators, die in separate plane crashes. 

1911 Helene Dutrieu wins the Femina aviation cup in Etampes. She sets a distance record for women at 158 miles.

1915 The Germans torpedo the British liner Persia without any warning killing 335 passengers.

1923 The Sahara is crossed by an automobile for the first time.

1930 Brewery heir Adolphus Busch is kidnapped.

1942 After five months of battle, Emperor Hirohito allows the Japanese commanders at Guadalcanal to retreat.

1944 Hungary declares war on Germany.

1977 Cambodia breaks relations with Vietnam.



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1 Jan.
1500   The Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral searches the coast of Brazil.
1586   Sir Francis Drake launches a surprise attack on the heavily fortified city of Santo Domingo in Hipanola.
1698   The Abenaki Indians and Massachusetts colonists sign a treaty halting hostilities between the two.
1766   The Old Pretender, son of James III, dies.
1788   The Times, London's oldest running newspaper, publishes its first edition.
1808   A U.S. law banning the import of slaves comes into effect, but is widely ignored.
1824   The Camp Street Theatre opens as the first English-language playhouse in New Orleans.
1830   William Lloyd Garrison publishes the first edition of a journal entitled The Liberator.
1863   Confederate General Braxton Bragg and Union General William Rosecrans readjust their troops as the Battle of Murfreesboro continues.
1863   President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves in the Confederacy.
1891   Facilities opened on Ellis Island, New York, to cope with the vast flood of immigrants coming into the United States.
1907   The Pure Food and Drug Act becomes law in the United States.
1915   The German submarine U-24 sinks the British battleship Formidable in the English Channel.



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2 Jan.

1492 Catholic forces under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella take the town of Granada, the last Muslim kingdom in Spain.

1758 The French begin bombardment of Madras, India.

1839 Photography pioneer Louis Daguerre takes the first photograph of the moon.

1861 The USS Brooklyn is readied at Norfolk to aid Fort Sumter. 

1863 In the second day of hard fighting at Stone's River, near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Union troops defeat the Confederates.

1903 President Theodore Roosevelt closes a post office in Indianola, Mississippi, for refusing to hire a Black postmistress.

1904 U.S. Marines are sent to Santo Domingo to aid the government against rebel forces.

1905 After a six-month siege, Russians surrender Port Arthur to the Japanese.

1918 Russian Bolsheviks threaten to re-enter the war unless Germany returns occupied territory.

1932 Japanese forces in Manchuria set up a puppet government known as Manchukuo.

1936 In Berlin, Nazi officials claim that their treatment of Jews is not the business of the League of Nations. 

1942 In the Philippines, the city of Manila and the U.S. Naval base at Cavite fall to Japanese forces.

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3 Jan.

1521 Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

1777 George Washington defeats the British at Princeton, New Jersey. 

1861 Delaware rejects a proposal that it join the South in seceding from the Union.

1903 The Bulgarian government renounces the Treaty of Commerce.

1910 The Social Democratic Congress in Germany demands universal suffrage.

1916 Three armored Japanese cruisers are ordered to guard the Suez Canal.

1920 The last of the U.S. troops depart France. 

1921 Italy halts the issuing of passports to those emigrating to the United States.

1924 King Tutankhamen's sarcophagus is uncovered near Luxor, Egypt.

1930 The second conference on Germany's war reparations begins at the Hague

1931 Hundreds of farmers storm a small town in depression-plagued Arkansas demanding food.

1933 The Japanese take Shuangyashan, China, killing 500 Chinese.

1959 Alaska is admitted into the Union as the 49th and largest state.

1959 Fidel Castro takes command of the Cuban army.

1961 The United States breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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Rage of King Tutankhamen will find you cause he was awaken on this day!Stay home and be aware!Wink  
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Ok King Tut's "curse" sure is slow acting! 
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Ok King Tut's "curse" sure is slow acting! 

Slow but sure, a hundred years from now it will probably have finished you off

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Ok King Tut's "curse" sure is slow acting! 

Slow but sure, a hundred years from now it will probably have finished you off


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Who does weeks his curse?Too much chemicals in his blood.
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4 Jan.
1896Utah was admitted to the Union as the 45th state.
1948Britain granted independence to Burma.
1951North Korean and Communist Chinese forces captured the city of Seoul during the Korean War.
1960Nobel Prize-winning French author Albert Camus died in a car accident at age 46.
1965Poet T.S. Eliot died at age 76.
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5 Jan.
1477 Swiss troops defeat the forces under Charles the Bold of Burgundy at the Battle of Nancy.
1815 Federalists from all over New England, angered over the War of 1812, draw up the Hartford Convention, demanding several important changes in the U.S. Constitution.
1861 The merchant vessel Star of the West sets sail from New York to Fort Sumter, in response to rebel attack, carrying supplies and 250 troops.
1904 American Marines arrive in Seoul, Korea, to guard the U.S. legation there.
1914 Henry Ford astounds the world as he announces that he will pay a minimum wage of $5 a day and will share with employees $10 million in the previous year's profits.
1917 Bulgarian and German troops occupy the Port of Braila.
1919 British ships shell the Bolshevik headquarters in Riga.
1920 GOP women demand equal representation at the Republican National Convention in June.
1921 Wagner's "Die Walkyrie" opens in Paris. This is the first German opera performed in Paris since the beginning of World War I.

 
1925 Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is sworn in as the first woman governor in the United States.
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