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Importance of 04th December in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 04th December special in the world history.

1996
The Guatemalan government signed a peace agreement with rebel leaders, ending the 35-year civil war
1993
Death of Frank Zappa, American rock musician and composer .
1976
Death of Benjamin Britten, British composer
1969
American surfer Greg Noll (Da Bull) rode a 65-foot (19.8m) wave at Makaha, Oahu, Hawaii thought to be the biggest wave ever surfed
1969
Two members of the Black Panther Party, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, were shot and killed during a police raid in Chicago
1961
The 'pill' becomes available on the NHS
Great Britain
1958
Dahomey (now Benin) became a self-governing country within the French Community.
1957
Lewisham rail disaster – 90 killed as two trains collide in thick fog and a viaduct collapses on top of them
1952
Great smog hits London
1937
The Dandy first published
1933
Death of Stefan George, German poet .
1908
Birth of Alfred Hershey, American bacteriologist, Nobel Prize winner .
United States
1872
American ship Mary Celeste is found abandoned by the British brig Dei Gratia in the Atlantic Ocean – the ship was unmanned but under full sail – she was recovered and used again for another 12 years or so
1835
Birth of Samuel Butler, writer
Great Britain
1808
Napoleon Bonaparte abolished the Spanish Inquisition .
1791
First publication of The Observer – world's oldest Sunday newspaper
1639
Jeremiah Horrocks makes the first observation of a transit of Venus
1619
Colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God (considered by many to be the first Thanksgiving in the Americas)
1609
Death of Alexander Hume, Scottish religious poet
1259
Treaty of Paris between Henry III and Louis IX of France – Henry agreed to renounce control of Normandy (except for the Channel Islands), Maine, Anjou and Poitou, which had been lost under the reign of King John. He was able to keep Gascony and parts of A
France
1154
Nicholas Breakspear becomes Pope Adrian IV, the only English Pope.
Great Britain
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