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What Happened on This Day in History?

Today in history… here is what happened.



1936- Edward VIII abdicates

1997- Kyoto Protocol first adopted in Japan

2008- Billionaire conman Bernard Madoff arrested

2019- 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg named Time’s Person of the Year

1994- Russian forces enter Chechnya

1978- Millions stolen from JFK Airport in infamous ‘Lufthansa heist’

1946- UNICEF founded

1950- American diplomat Ralph Bunche receives Nobel Peace Prize

1964- Sam Cooke dies under suspicious circumstances in LA

1777- British delay Washington’s march to Valley Forge

1941- Germany declares war on the United States

1963- Frank Sinatra Jr. released by kidnappers

1915- Yuan Shih-kai accepts Chinese throne

1961- First U.S. helicopters arrive in South Vietnam

1969- Soviets declare nudity a sigh of “western decadence”


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