On This Day in History, December 4

Each day something new happens, some that go unnoticed and others that get to the books of history.

Here are some major events that happened on December 4. Read on to find out!

  • 1920 – Greece was warned by The Allied Supreme Council that their financial aid would be withdrawn if King Constantine was returned to power.
  • 1941 – President Roosevelt implied that he would like the production of 50,000 airplanes.
  • 1942 – During World War II, U.S. bombers attacked the Italian mainland.
  • 1943 – Commissioner Landis announced that any baseball club may sign Afro-Americans.
  • 1943 – Ending of the Works Progress Administration that had provided jobs during the great depression.
  • 1945 – The U.S. Senate approved US  participation in the UN.
  • 1952 – The term “Smog” was coined after killer fogs began in London on this day.
  • 1953 – Canadian-U.S. relations were strained.
  • 1961 – The UK birth control pill; oral contraception, would now be available on the National Health Service.
  • 1973 – Pioneer 10 reached Jupiter.
  • 1991 –  Pan American World Airways ceased operations.
  • 1992 – U.S. President George W. Bush ordered American troops to lead a mercy mission to Somalia.
  • 2001 – The United States froze the financial assets of organizations allegedly linked to the terrorist group Hamas.
  • 2001 – O.J. Simpson’s home in Florida was raided by the FBI in an ongoing two-year international investigation into drug trafficking, satellite service pilfering, and money laundering.
  • 2003 – The US has pulled back from implementing a punitive tax on imported steel.
  • 2006 – A 65 million-year-old nest of dinosaur eggs was auctioned for $420,000 in Los Angeles.
  • 2006 – U.N. Ambassador John Bolton resigned.
  • 2011 – Iran announced that it had taken down a US drone that had violated its borders.
  • 2012 – The world’s oldest living person, the 116-year-old Besse Cooper from Georgia died.
  • 2013 – The Norman Rockwell painting “Saying Grace” was sold for forty-six million dollars in New York.

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