today in history

Today in History for December 20th
Ceremonies in New Orleans formally mark the completion of the Louisiana Purchase; SC becomes the first state to secede from the Union; Vermont's Supreme Court rules in favor of homosexual couples; "It's A Wonderful Life" premieres in New York
Today in History for December 14th
George Washington dies at age 67; Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his group reach South Pole; Leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia sign an internationally-brokered peace treaty; Baseball's Roger Maris dies at age 51.
Today in History for December 13th
U.S. forces capture Iraq's ousted dictator Saddam Hussein; Authorities in communist Poland impose martial law; Union forces suffer defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Actor Dick Van Dyke is born.
Today in History for December 10th
Martin Luther King, Junior accepts Nobel Peace Prize; Women get the right to vote in Wyoming Territory; America's first domestic passenger jet flight takes off; Soul singer Otis Redding, General Augusto Pinochet die.
Today in History for December 9th
Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce they are separating; The Charge of the Light Brigade is published in Britain; Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa is elected president in Poland; Actor Kirk Douglas is born. (Dec. 9)