Osun Defender History Corner: December 4 In Focus

Posted by Timige, On 4 Dec, 2023 | Updated On 5 Dec, 2023 No Comments »

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Today, on the history corner, we take a trip in the realm of flashback and recall some events that marked this day.

December 4, 1110

The Kingdom of Jerusalem captured the city of Sidon during the Crusades.

December 4, 1619

The first recorded European Thanksgiving was celebrated in Virginia.

December 4, 1783

The last British troops leave New York City, marking the end of the American Revolution.

December 4, 1872

The crew of the British ship Mary Celeste was discovered missing in the Atlantic Ocean, sparking mystery and speculation.

December 4, 1913

Rosa Parks, known as the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” was born.

December 4, 1918

President Woodrow Wilson sailed for the Versailles Peace Conference, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to travel to Europe.

December 4, 1919

The United States entered Prohibition with the ratification of the 18th Amendment.

December 4, 1942

The first controlled nuclear reaction, part of the Manhattan Project, under the leadership of Enrico Fermi.

December 4, 1944

The Battle of Lapland during World War II concluded with Finland defeating Nazi Germany.

December 4, 1948

The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

December 4, 1965

The Gemini 7 spacecraft was launched, marking the first time two manned spacecraft were in space simultaneously.

December 4, 1969

The Rolling Stones released their album “Let It Bleed”

December 4, 1973

Pioneer 10 made the first-ever flyby of Jupiter, providing valuable data about the planet.

December 4, 1977

Jean-Bédel Bokassa crowned himself Emperor of the Central African Empire in a lavish ceremony.

December 4, 1984

The Bhopal gas tragedy occurred when a Union Carbide pesticide plant leaked toxic gas, causing a major disaster.

December 4, 1991

Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) ceased operations after declaring bankruptcy.

December 4, 1995

NATO invited former Warsaw Pact countries to join the alliance, promoting post-Cold War cooperation.

December 4, 1996

The Mars rover Sojourner successfully landed on Mars as part of the Pathfinder mission.

December 4, 2005

The Civil Partnership Act came into effect in the United Kingdom, allowing same-sex couples to legally register their partnerships.

December 4, 2015

The Paris Agreement, a landmark international accord on climate change, was adopted at the COP21 summit.

Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on December 4. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.

Source: State Osun - Osun Defender

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