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ⓘ December 4. 1906 – Alpha Phi Alpha the first black intercollegiate Greek lettered fraternity was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. 1965 – Launc ..



December 4
                                     

ⓘ December 4

  • 1906 – Alpha Phi Alpha the first black intercollegiate Greek lettered fraternity was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
  • 1965 – Launch of Gemini 7 with crew members Frank Borman and Jim Lovell. The Gemini 7 spacecraft was the passive target for the first crewed space rendezvous performed by the crew of Gemini 6A.
  • 1971 – The PNS Ghazi, a submarine belonging to the Pakistan Navy, sinks during the course of the Indo-Pakistani Naval War of 1971.
  • 1991 – Terry A. Anderson is released after seven years in captivity as a hostage in Beirut; he is the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon.
  • 1943 – World War II: In Yugoslavia, resistance leader Marshal Josip Broz Tito proclaims a provisional democratic Yugoslav government in-exile.
  • 1786 – Mission Santa Barbara is dedicated on the feast day of Saint Barbara.
  • 1965 – The Grateful Deads first concert performance under this new name.
  • 1875 – Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison; he is later recaptured in Spain.
  • 1943 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt closes down the Works Progress Administration, because of the high levels of wartime employment in the United States.
  • 1867 – Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry better known today as the Grange.
  • 1977 – Jean-Bedel Bokassa, president of the Central African Republic, crowns himself Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire.
  • 1945 – By a vote of 65–7, the United States Senate approves United States participation in the United Nations. The UN had been established on October 24, 1945.
  • 1745 – Charles Edward Stuarts army reaches Derby, its furthest point during the Second Jacobite Rising.
  • 1977 – Malaysian Airline System Flight 653 is hijacked and crashes in Tanjong Kupang, Johor, killing 100.
  • 1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida.
  • 1971 – The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
  • 1676 – The Danish army under the command of King Christian V engages the Swedish army commanded by the Swedish king Charles XI at the Battle of Lund, to this day it is counted as the bloodiest battle in Scandinavian history and a turning point in the Scanian War.
  • 1939 – World War II: HMS Nelson is struck by a mine laid by U-31 off the Scottish coast and is laid up for repairs until August 1940.
  • 1992 – Somali Civil War: President George H. W. Bush orders 28.000 U.S. troops to Somalia in Northeast Africa.
  • 1893 – First Matabele War: A patrol of 34 British South Africa Company soldiers is ambushed and annihilated by more than 3.000 Matabele warriors on the Shangani River in Matabeleland.
  • 1979 – The Hastie fire in Hull kills three schoolboys and eventually leads police to arrest Bruce George Peter Lee.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Shermans March to the Sea: At Waynesboro, Georgia, forces under Union General Judson Kilpatrick prevent troops led by Confederate General Joseph Wheeler from interfering with Union General William T. Shermans campaign destroying a wide swath of the South on his march to the Atlantic Ocean from Atlanta.
  • 1259 – Kings Louis IX of France and Henry III of England agree to the Treaty of Paris, in which Henry renounces his claims to French-controlled territory on continental Europe including Normandy in exchange for Louis withdrawing his support for English rebels.
  • 1983 – US Navy aircraft from USS John F. Kennedy and USS Independence attack Syrian Missile sites in Lebanon in response to an F-14 being fired on by an SA-7. One A-6 Intruder and A-7 Corsair are shot down. 1 American pilot was killed, one was rescued and one is captured.
  • 1991 – Pan American World Airways ceases its operations after 64 years.
  • 2017 – The Thomas Fire starts near Santa Paula in California. It eventually becomes the largest wildfire in modern California history at that time after burning 440 square miles 281.893 acres; 114.078 ha in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
  • 1791 – The first edition of The Observer, the worlds first Sunday newspaper, is published.
  • 1865 – North Carolina ratifies 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, followed soon by Georgia, and U.S. slaves were legally free within two weeks.
  • 2014 – Islamic insurgents kill three state police at a traffic circle before taking an empty school and a "press house" in Grozny. Ten state forces die with 28 injured in gun battles ending with ten insurgents killed.
  • 1563 – The final session of the Council of Trent is held. It had opened on December 13, 1545.
  • 1909 – In Canadian football, the First Grey Cup game is played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club, 26–6.
  • 2006 – Six black youths assault a white teenager in Jena, Louisiana.
  • 1998 – The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched.
  • 1978 – Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Franciscos first female mayor.
  • 2005 – Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the government to allow universal and equal suffrage.
  • 1110 – The Kingdom of Jerusalem captures Sidon.
  • 1783 – At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, U.S. General George Washington bids farewell to his officers.
  • 1964 – Free Speech Movement: Police arrest over 800 students at the University of California, Berkeley, following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building in protest of the UC Regents decision to forbid protests on UC property.
  • 1982 – The Peoples Republic of China adopts its current constitution.
  • 1969 – Black Panther Party members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark are shot and killed during a raid by 14 Chicago police officers.
  • 2015 – A firebomb is thrown into a restaurant in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing 17 people.
  • 2017 – The Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan is imploded, one day after failing to be imploded.
  • 1872 – The crewless American ship Mary Celeste is found by the Canadian brig Dei Gratia. The ship had been abandoned for nine days but was only slightly damaged.
  • 1956 – The Million Dollar Quartet get together at Sun Studio for the first and last time.
  • 1984 – Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Army soldiers kill 107–150 civilians in Mannar.
  • 1619 – Thirty-eight colonists arrive at Berkeley Hundred, Virginia. The groups charter proclaims that the day "be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God."
  • 1861 – The 109 Electors of the several states of the Confederate States of America unanimously elect Jefferson Davis as President and Alexander H. Stephens as Vice President.
  • 1981 – South Africa grants independence to the Ciskei "homeland" not recognized by any government outside South Africa.
  • 1949 – Sir Duncan George Stewart was fatally stabbed by Rosli Dhobi, a member leader of the Rukun 13, in Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia during the British crown colony era in that state.
  • 1942 – World War II: Carlsons patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign ends.
  • 1909 – The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club, the oldest surviving professional hockey franchise in the world, is founded as a charter member of the National Hockey Association.
  • 1829 – In the face of fierce local opposition, British Governor-General Lord William Bentinck issues a regulation declaring that anyone who abets suttee in Bengal is guilty of culpable homicide.
  • 1918 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first US president to travel to Europe while in office.
  • 1967 – Vietnam War: U.S. and South Vietnamese forces engage Viet Cong troops in the Mekong Delta.
  • 1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
  • 771 – Austrasian king Carloman I dies, leaving his brother Charlemagne king of the now complete Frankish Kingdom.
                                     

1. Births

  • 1991 – Reality Winner, American intelligence specialist convicted of espionage
  • 1992 – Peta Hiku, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1929 – Sakir Eczacıbası, Turkish pharmacist, photographer, and businessman d. 2010
  • 1981 – Brian Vandborg, Danish cyclist
  • 1965 – Alex de la Iglesia, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1428 – Bernard VII, Lord of Lippe d. 1511
  • 1957 – Eric S. Raymond, American computer programmer and author
  • 1893 – Herbert Read, English poet and critic d. 1968
  • 1964 – Marisa Tomei, American actress
  • 1777 – Juliette Recamier, French businesswoman d. 1849
  • 1966 – Suzanne Malveaux, American journalist
  • 1973 – Steven Menzies, Australian rugby league player
  • 1973 – Tyra Banks, American model, actress, and producer
  • 1921 – Deanna Durbin, Canadian actress and singer d. 2013
  • 1984 – Anna Petrakova, Russian basketball player
  • 1950 – Bjorn Kjellemyr, Norwegian bassist and composer
  • AD 34 – Persius, Roman poet d. 62
  • 1868 – Jesse Burkett, American baseball player, coach, and manager d. 1953
  • 1996 – Sheryl Sheinafia, Indonesian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1971 – Shannon Briggs, American boxer and actor
  • 1986 – Martell Webster, American basketball player
  • 1920 – Jeanne Manford, American educator and activist, co-founded PFLAG d. 2013
  • 1912 – Pappy Boyington, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient d. 1988
  • 1972 – Jassen Cullimore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1944 – Anna McGarrigle, Canadian musician and singer-songwriter
  • 1977 – Ajit Agarkar, Indian cricketer
  • 1798 – Jules Armand Dufaure, French lawyer and politician, 33rd Prime Minister of France d. 1881
  • 1955 – Cassandra Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1924 – John C. Portman, Jr., American architect, designed the Renaissance Center and Tomorrow Square d. 2017
  • 1964 – Scott Hastings, Scottish rugby player and sportscaster
  • 1946 – Karina, Spanish singer/actress
  • 1899 – Karl-Gunther Heimsoth, German physician and politician d. 1934
  • 1897 – Robert Redfield, American anthropologist of Mexico d. 1958
  • 846 – Hasan al-Askari 11th Imam of Twelver Shia Islam d. 874
  • 1977 – Darvis Patton, American sprinter
  • 1875 – Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian-Swiss poet and author d. 1926
  • 1910 – R. Venkataraman, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th President of India d. 2009
  • 1908 – Alfred Hershey, American bacteriologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate d. 1997
  • 1960 – Glynis Nunn, Australian heptathlete and hurler
  • 1670 – John Aislabie, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer d. 1742
  • 1903 – Cornell Woolrich, American author d. 1968
  • 1944 – François Migault, French race car driver d. 2012
  • 1933 – Horst Buchholz, German actor d. 2003
  • 1951 – Gary Rossington, American guitarist
  • 1963 – Nigel Heslop, English rugby player
  • 1930 – Ronnie Corbett, Scottish actor and screenwriter d. 2016
  • 1966 – Andy Hess, American bass player
  • 1974 – Tadahito Iguchi, Japanese baseball player
  • 1969 – Jay Z, American rapper, producer, and actor, co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records
  • 1973 – Mina Caputo, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1990 – Blake Leary, Australian rugby league player
  • 1965 – Ulf Kirsten, German footballer and manager
  • 1923 – John Krish, English director and screenwriter d. 2016
  • 1939 – Stephen W. Bosworth, American academic and diplomat, United States Ambassador to South Korea d. 2016
  • 1835 – Samuel Butler, English author and critic d. 1902
  • 1979 – Jay DeMerit, American soccer player
  • 1817 – Nikoloz Baratashvili, Georgian poet and author d. 1845
  • 1914 – Claude Renoir, French cinematographer d. 1993
  • 1949 – Jock Stirrup, Baron Stirrup, English air marshal and politician
  • 1962 – Nixon Kiprotich, Kenyan runner
  • 1982 – Nick Vujicic, Australian evangelist
  • 1960 – David Green, Nicaraguan-American baseball player
  • 1934 – Bill Collins, Australian film critic and author d. 2019
  • 1944 – Dennis Wilson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer d. 1983
  • 1931 – Wally George, American radio and television host d. 2003
  • 1996 – Sebastian Vegas, Chilean footballer
  • 1575 – Sister Virginia Maria, Italian nun d. 1650
  • 1968 – Tahir Dawar, Pakistani police officer and Pashto poet d. 2018
  • 1913 – Mark Robson, Canadian-American director and producer d. 1978
  • 1957 – Raul Boesel, Brazilian race car driver and radio host
  • 1942 – Bob Mosley, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1667 – Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, French composer and educator d. 1737
  • 1973 – Kate Rusby, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1990 – Lukman Haruna, Nigerian footballer
  • 1962 – Gary Freeman, New Zealand rugby league player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1965 – Shaun Hollamby, English race car driver and businessman
  • 1976 – Kristina Groves, Canadian speed skater
  • 1938 – Yvonne Minton, Australian-English soprano and actress
  • 1955 – Dave Taylor, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
  • 1861 – Hannes Hafstein, Icelandic poet and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Iceland d. 1922
  • 1580 – Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer d. 1626
  • 1899 – Charlie Spencer, English footballer and manager d. 1953
  • 1969 – Dionne Farris, American singer-songwriter, producer and actress
  • 1920 – Nadir Afonso, Portuguese painter and architect d. 2013
  • 1941 – Marty Riessen, American tennis player and coach
  • 1977 – Morten Veland, Norwegian guitarist and songwriter
  • 1955 – Philip Hammond, English businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • 1961 – Frank Reich, American football player and coach
  • 1844 – Franz Xavier Wernz, German religious leader, 25th Superior General of the Society of Jesus d. 1914
  • 1996 – Diogo Jota, Portuguese professional footballer
  • 1982 – Waldo Ponce, Chilean footballer
  • 1953 – Rick Middleton, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1987 – Orlando Brown, American actor and rapper
  • 1978 – Jaclyn Victor, Malaysian singer and actress
  • 1982 – Nathan Douglas, English triple jumper
  • 1940 – Gerd Achterberg, German footballer and manager
  • 1916 – Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American journalist and author d. 1994
  • 1923 – Charles Keating, American lawyer and financier d. 2014
  • 1969 – Plum Sykes, English journalist and author
  • 1925 – Albert Bandura, Canadian-American psychologist and academic
  • 1892 – Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator, Prime Minister of Spain d. 1975
  • 1938 – Andre Marrou, American lawyer and politician
  • 1985 – Carlos Gomez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1945 – Roberta Bondar, Canadian neurologist, academic, and astronaut
  • 1984 – Joe Thomas, American football player
  • 1555 – Heinrich Meibom, German poet and historian d. 1625
  • 1875 – Joe Corbett, American baseball player and coach d. 1945
  • 1934 – Victor French, American actor and director d. 1989
  • 1982 – Ho-Pin Tung, Dutch-Chinese race car driver
  • 1986 – Kaija Udras, Estonian skier
  • 1983 – Jimmy Bartel, Australian footballer
  • 1988 – Yeng Constantino, Filipina singer and songwriter
  • 1992 – Jean-Claude Iranzi, Rwandan footballer
  • 1984 – Marco Giambruno, Italian footballer
  • 1939 – Freddy Cannon, American singer and guitarist
  • 1951 – Patricia Wettig, American actress and playwright
  • 1935 – Paul ONeill, American businessman and politician, 72nd United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1915 – Eddie Heywood, American pianist and composer d. 1989
  • 1882 – Constance Davey, Australian psychologist d. 1963
  • 1931 – Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
  • 1963 – Sergey Bubka, Ukrainian pole vaulter
  • 1867 – Stanley Argyle, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of Victoria d. 1940
  • 1962 – Kevin Richardson, English footballer and manager
  • 1980 – Rick Victor, Canadian wrestler and manager
  • 1932 – Roh Tae-woo, South Korean general and politician, 6th President of South Korea
  • 1973 – Michael Jackson, English footballer and manager
  • 1904 – Albert Norden, German journalist and politician d. 1982
  • 1930 – Jim Hall, American guitarist and composer d. 2013
  • 1940 – Gary Gilmore, American murderer d. 1977
  • 1962 – Vinnie Dombroski, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1992 – Kim Seok-Jin, South Korean singer, songwriter and actor
  • 1948 – Southside Johnny, American singer-songwriter
  • 1795 – Thomas Carlyle, Scottish-English historian, philosopher, and academic d. 1881
  • 1936 – John Giorno, American poet and performance artist d. 2019
  • 1881 – Erwin von Witzleben, Polish-German field marshal d. 1944
  • 1944 – Chris Hillman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1875 – Agnes Forbes Blackadder, Scottish medical doctor d. 1964
  • 1966 – Fred Armisen, American actor and musician
  • 1985 – Andrew Brackman, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Yūko Miyamura, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1884 – R. C. Majumdar, Indian historian d. 1980
  • 1966 – Suzette M. Malveaux, American lawyer and academic
  • 1914 – Rudolf Hausner, Austrian painter and sculptor d. 1995
  • 1865 – Edith Cavell, English nurse, humanitarian, and saint Anglicanism d. 1915
  • 1595 – Jean Chapelain, French poet and critic d. 1674
  • 1939 – Joan Brady, American-British author
  • 1933 – Wink Martindale, American game show host and producer
  • 1506 – Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy of Chiche d. 1558
  • 1923 – Eagle Keys, American-Canadian football player and coach d. 2012
  • 1660 – Andre Campra, French composer and conductor d. 1744
  • 1883 – Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian author and playwright d. 1969
  • 1979 – Ysabella Brave, American singer-songwriter
  • 1937 – Max Baer, Jr., American actor, director, and producer
  • 1713 – Gasparo Gozzi, Italian playwright and critic d. 1786
  • 1956 – Nia Griffith, Welsh educator and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
  • 1967 – Guillermo Amor, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1985 – Stephen Dawson, Irish footballer
  • 1996 – Ivan Belikov, Russian footballer
  • 1647 – Daniel Eberlin, German soldier and composer d. 1715
  • 1988 – Andriy Pylyavskyi, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1910 – Alex North, American composer and conductor d. 1991
  • 1947 – Jane Lubchenco, American ecologist, academic, and diplomat
  • 1973 – Frank Boeijen, Dutch keyboard player
  • 1956 – Bernard King, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1920 – Michael Bates, English actor d. 1978
  • 1919 – I. K. Gujral, Indian poet and politician, 12th Prime Minister of India d. 2012
  • 1585 – John Cotton, English-American minister and theologian d. 1652
  • 1990 – Igor Sjunin, Estonian triple jumper
  • 1953 – Jean-Marie Pfaff, Belgian footballer and manager
  • 1892 – Liu Bocheng, Chinese commander and politician d. 1986
  • 1895 – Feng Youlan, Chinese philosopher and academic d. 1990
  • 1949 – Jeff Bridges, American actor
                                     

2. Deaths

  • 2010 – King Curtis Iaukea, American wrestler b. 1937
  • 2006 – Ross A. McGinnis, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient b. 1987
  • 2015 – Robert Loggia, American actor and director b. 1930
  • 2012 – Vasily Belov, Russian author, poet, and playwright b. 1932
  • 2014 – Jeremy Thorpe, English lawyer and politician b. 1929
  • 2012 – Miguel Calero, Colombian footballer and manager b. 1971
  • 1933 – Stefan George, German-Swiss poet and translator b. 1868
  • 1984 – Jack Mercer, American animator, screenwriter, voice actor, and singer b. 1910
  • 1999 – Rose Bird, American academic and judge, 25th Chief Justice of California b. 1936
  • 2012 – Jack Brooks, American colonel, lawyer, and politician b. 1922
  • 1603 – Maerten de Vos, Flemish painter and draughtsman b. 1532
  • 1576 – Georg Joachim Rheticus, Austrian-Slovak mathematician and cartographer b. 1514
  • 2009 – Liam Clancy, Irish singer, actor, and guitarist b. 1935
  • 2011 – Sonia Pierre, Haitian-Dominican activist b. 1965
  • 1637 – Nicholas Ferrar, English trader b. 1592
  • 1942 – Fritz Lohner-Beda, Jewish Austrian librettist, lyricist and writer b. 1883
  • 2017 – Shashi Kapoor, Indian actor b. 1938
  • 1987 – Arnold Lobel, American author and illustrator b. 1933
  • 1980 – Francisco de Sa Carneiro, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 111th Prime Minister of Portugal b. 1934
  • 2012 – Anthony Deane-Drummond, English general b. 1917
  • 2003 – Iggy Katona, American race car driver b. 1916
  • 1942 – Juhan Kukk, Estonian politician, 3rd Head of State of Estonia b. 1885
  • 1649 – William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet b. 1585
  • 1679 – Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher and theorist b. 1588
  • 2005 – Gregg Hoffman, American film producer b. 1963
  • 1987 – Rouben Mamoulian, Georgian-American director and screenwriter b. 1897
  • 1955 – Jozsef Galamb, Hungarian-American engineer b. 1881
  • 1976 – W. F. McCoy, Irish soldier, lawyer, and politician b. 1886
  • 1971 – Shunryū Suzuki, Japanese-American monk and educator, founded the San Francisco Zen Center b. 1904
  • 2013 – Joana Raspall i Juanola, Spanish author and poet b. 1913
  • 1993 – Margaret Landon, American missionary and author b. 1903
  • 2014 – V. R. Krishna Iyer, Indian lawyer and judge b. 1914
  • 1131 – Omar Khayyam, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher b. 1048
  • 2014 – Claudia Emerson, American poet and academic b. 1957
  • 1969 – Fred Hampton, American Black Panthers activist b. 1948
  • 1839 – John Leamy, Irish–American merchant b. 1757
  • 1850 – William Sturgeon, English physicist, invented the electric motor b. 1783
  • 1341 – Janislaw I, Archbishop of Gniezno
  • 749 – John of Damascus, Syrian priest and saint b. 676
  • 1944 – Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player and manager b. 1879
  • 1696 – Empress Meishō of Japan b. 1624
  • 1459 – Adolphus VIII, Count of Holstein b. 1401
  • 1798 – Luigi Galvani, Italian physician, physicist, and philosopher b. 1737
  • 1680 – Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian b. 1616
  • 1993 – Frank Zappa, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer b. 1940
  • 1976 – Benjamin Britten, English pianist, composer, and conductor b. 1913
  • 1075 – Anno II, German archbishop and saint b. 1010
  • 2015 – Bill Bennett, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Premier of British Columbia b. 1932
  • 1334 – Pope John XXII b. 1249
  • 1270 – Theobald II of Navarre b. 1238
  • 1732 – John Gay, English poet and playwright b. 1685
  • 1642 – Cardinal Richelieu, French cardinal and politician, Chief Minister to the French Monarch b. 1585
  • 1963 – Constance Davey, Australian psychologist b. 1882
  • 1828 – Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom b. 1770
  • 1988 – Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist and academic b. 1899
  • 2016 – Patricia Robins, British writer and WAAF officer b. 1921.
  • 1340 – Henry Burghersh, English bishop and politician, Lord Chancellor of England b. 1292
  • 2000 – Henck Arron, Surinamese banker and politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Republic of Suriname b. 1936
  • 530 BC – Cyrus the Great, king of Persia b. 600 BC
  • 2015 – Yossi Sarid, Israeli journalist and politician, 15th Israeli Minister of Education b. 1940
  • 1893 – John Tyndall, Irish-English physicist and chemist b. 1820
  • 1945 – Thomas Hunt Morgan, American geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate b. 1866
  • 1980 – Don Warrington, Canadian football player b. 1948
  • 2007 – Pimp C, American rapper b. 1973
  • 2004 – Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano and actress b. 1943
  • 1585 – John Willock, Scottish minister and reformer b. 1515
  • 2006 – K. Ganeshalingam, Sri Lankan accountant and politician, Mayor of Colombo b. 1938
  • 1214 – William the Lion, Scottish king b. 1143
  • 1948 – Frank Benford, American physicist and engineer b. 1883
  • 1976 – Tommy Bolin, American guitarist and songwriter b. 1951
  • 1975 – Hannah Arendt, German-American historian, theorist, and academic b. 1906
  • 1967 – Bert Lahr, American actor b. 1895
  • 2011 – Hubert Sumlin, American singer and guitarist b. 1931
  • 1609 – Alexander Hume, Scottish poet b. 1560
  • 1845 – Gregor MacGregor, Scottish soldier and explorer b. 1786
  • 1902 – Charles Dow, American journalist and publisher, co-founded the Dow Jones & Company b. 1851
  • 771 – Carloman I, Frankish king b. 751
  • 2011 – Socrates, Brazilian footballer and manager b. 1954
  • 1897 – Griffith Rhys Jones, Welsh conductor b. 1834
  • 1408 – Valentina Visconti, wife of Louis of Valois, Duke of Orleans
  • 1935 – Charles Richet, French physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate b. 1850
  • 1456 – Charles I, Duke of Bourbon b. 1401
  • 1992 – Henry Clausen, American lawyer and author b. 1905
  • 1841 – David Daniel Davis, Welsh-English physician and academic b. 1777
  • 1935 – Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian violinist, composer, and conductor b. 1864
  • 1980 – Stanislawa Walasiewicz, Polish-American runner b. 1911
  • 1260 – Aymer de Valence, Bishop of Winchester b. 1222
  • 2014 – Vincent L. McKusick, American lawyer and judge b. 1921
  • 1926 – Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian painter b. 1861
  • 870 – Suairlech ind Eidnen mac Ciarain, Irish bishop
  • 1938 – Tamanishiki Sanemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 32nd Yokozuna b. 1903
  • 1981 – Jeanne Block, American psychologist b. 1923
  • 2005 – Errol Brathwaite, New Zealand soldier and author b. 1924
  • 2012 – Carroll E. Lanier, American sailor and politician b. 1926
  • 1954 – George Shepherd, 1st Baron Shepherd b. 1881
                                     

3. Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day
  • Ada
  • Anno II
  • Eid il-Burbara, a holiday similar to Halloween in honor of Saint Barbara.
  • Barborka, Miners Day in Poland
  • Barbara, and its related observances
  • John of Damascus
  • Osmund
  • Giovanni Calabria
  • Nicholas Ferrar Anglicanism
  • Bernardo degli Uberti
  • Clement of Alexandria Anglicanism, Eastern Catholicism
  • Maruthas
  • Sigiramnus
  • December 4 Eastern Orthodox liturgics
  • Tupou I Day Tonga
  • Navy Day India
  • Thai Environment Day Thailand
  • National Cookie Day United States
  • Earliest day on which Detinjci can fall, while December 10 is the latest; celebrated on Sunday two weeks before Christmas Day. Serbia

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