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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Today in History

1135
Henry I of England dies and the crown is passed to his nephew Stephen of Bloise.
1581
Edmund Champion and other Jesuit martyrs are hanged at Tyburn, England, for sedition, after being tortured.
1861
The U.S. gunboat Penguin seizes the Confederate blockade runner Albion carrying supplies worth almost $100,000.
1862
Lincoln gives the State of the Union address to the 37th Congress.
1863
Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy, is released from prison in Washington.
1881
Virgil, Wyatt and Morgan Earp are exonerated in court for their action in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Ariz.
1900
Kaiser Wilhelm II refuses to meet with Boer leader Paul Kruger in Berlin.
1905
Twenty officers and 230 guards are arrested in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the revolt at the Winter Palace.
1908
The Italian Parliament debates the future of the Triple Alliance and asks for compensation for Austria’s action in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
1909
President William Howard Taft severs official relations with Nicaragua’s Zelaya government and declares support for the revolutionaries.
1916
King Constantine of Greece refuses to surrender to the Allies.
1918
An American army of occupation enters Germany.
1925
After a seven-year occupation, 7,000 British troops evacuate Cologne, Germany.
1933
Nazi storm troops become an official organ of the Reich.
1934
Josef Stalin’s aide, Sergei Kirov, is assassinated in Leningrad.
1941
Japan’s Tojo rejects U.S. proposals for a Pacific settlement as fantastic and unrealistic.
1941
Great Britain declares a state of emergency in Malaya following reports of Japanese attacks.
1941
The first Civil Air Patrol is organized in the United States.
1942
National gasoline rationing goes into effect in the United States.
1955
Rosa Parks refuses to sit in the back of a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, defying the South’s segregationist laws.
1969
America’s first draft lottery since 1942 is held.
1971
Indian Army recaptures part of Kashmir, which had been occupied by Pakistan.
1981
AIDS virus is officially recognized.
1986
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North pleads the 5th Amendment before a Senate panel investigating the Iran-Contra arms sale.
1988
Benazir Bhutto, politician, becomes the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Pakistan and the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state
1989
East Germany’s parliament changes its constitution, abolishing a section that gave the Communist Party the leading role in the state.
1990
Channel Tunnel sections from France and the UK meet beneath the English Channel.
1991
Ukraine’s voters overwhelmingly approve a referendum for independence from the USSR.
2001
Trans World Airlines’ final flight following the carrier’s purchase by American Airlines; TWA began operating 76 years earlier. The final flight, 220, piloted by Capt. Bill Compton, landed at St. Louis International Airport.

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