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Calendar for December 4th, 2012

1640s

  • Died 1642: Cardinal de Richelieu

  • 1780s

  • 1783: At Fraunces Tavern in New York's lower Manhattan, George Washington bade farewell to his officers of the Continental Army, before traveling to Annapolis, Maryland, to resign his commission as commander-in-chief

  • 1790s

  • Born 1795: Thomas Carlyle (historian)

  • 1860s

  • 1867: National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry founded

  • 1870s

  • 1875: "Boss" Tweed escaped jail

  • 1920s

  • Born 1921: Deanna Durbin (actress)

  • 1927: Crew of shipwrecked tanker Kyzikes rescued, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

  • 1930s

  • Born 1931: Ed Flesh (designer of the wheel on the TV game show "Wheel of Fortune")

  • 1940s

  • 1942: In its first aerial attack on Italy, the US bombs Naples

  • Born 1945: Roberta Lynn Bondar (astronaut)

  • Born 1949: Jeff Bridges (actor)

  • 1950s

  • 1955: First television appearance of Marcel Marceau

  • 1960s

  • Born 1964: Marisa Tomei (actress)

  • Born 1969: Jay-Z (hip hop artist)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1993: Frank Zappa (musician)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2012: Besse Cooper (world’s oldest person at time of her death)


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