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4 December

771 – Frankish Kingdom – Carloman I died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carloman_I

1110 – Lebanon – Siege of Sidon ended (Norwegian Crusade). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Sidon

1154 – Rome – Cardinal Nicholas of Albano became Pope Adrian IV. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Adrian_IV

1259 – France – Treaty of Paris signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Paris_(1259)

1334 – Rome/Avignon – Pope John XXII died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_XXII

1563 – Italy – Council of Trent ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Trent

1619 – America – Colonists from England landed in Virginia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley_Hundred  http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/home/voyage.htm

1676 – Sweden – Battle of Lund (Scanian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lund

1791 – GB – The Observer newspaper first published. http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/from-the-archive-blog/2011/dec/05/observer-220-first-edition-1791


1872 – Atlantic Ocean – Mary Celeste found off Azores Islands. https://youtu.be/cmVWCqFlzCY  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Celeste

1881 – USA – Los Angeles Times first published. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Times

1893 – Rhodesia – Shangani Patrol Attack. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shangani_Patrol

1929 – USA – US Army Air Corps plane crashed at Goodwater, AL, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19291204-0

1936 – France – Deutsche Lufthansa plane crashed at Le Grand-Bonand, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19361204-0

1937 – Germany – Ala Littoria plane crashed at Bayerisch Eisenstein, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19371204-0

1937 – UK – The Dandy Comic first published. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3638160.stm

1940 – USA – United Air Lines plane crashed near Chicago Municipal Airport, IL, 10 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19401204-0

1942 – Solomon Islands – Carlson’s Patrol ended (Guadalcanal Campaign, WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlson%27s_patrol

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Duisburg (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Fort Benning-Lawson AAF, GA, 1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431204-0

1943 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Pensacola Bay, Florida, 1 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431204-2

1946 – Iran – Aeroflot plane crashed at Meshed, 24 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19461204-0

1949 – China – Civil Air Transport plane crashed, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19491204-0

1951 – USA – United Airlines Flight 16 crashed at Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19511204-2

1951 – USA – USAF plane crashed at San Gabriel Mountains, CA, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19511204-2

1953 – Spain – Aviaco plane crashed near Guaderrama, 23 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19531204-0

1954 – Laos – Air Laos plane crashed near Luang Prabang, 28 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19541204-0

1954 – USA – First Burger King opened in Miami, Florida. http://www.bk.com/en/us/company-info/about-bk.html


1956 – USA – Million Dollar Quartet. https://youtu.be/vKpg3PkGlZs  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million_Dollar_Quartet

1957 – Mongolia – Earthquake measuring 8.1Mw, epicentre in Gobi-Altai Province, 30 killed. http://www.colorado.edu/geolsci/faculty/molnarpdf/1996Geol.Bayarsayhan.GobiAltay.pdf

1965 – USA – Eastern Air Lines Flight 853 and TWA Flight 42 collided over Carmel, New York, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19651204-1

1969 – Sweden – Ehrenström Flyg plane crashed at Stockholm, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19691204-0

1971 – UK – Bomb exploded at McGurk’s Bar, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 15 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/4/newsid_3403000/3403883.stm

1971 – Arabian Sea – Operation Trident began (Indo-Pakistani War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Trident_(1971)

1974 – Sri Lanka – Martinair Flight 138 crashed at Maskeliya, 191 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19741204-2

1975 – Suriname – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1977 – Malaysia – Malaysia Airlines System Flight 653 hijacked and crashed near Tanjung Kupang, 100 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19771204-0

1979 – UK – Serial Killer, Bruce Lee arrested. http://murderpedia.org/male.L/l/lee-bruce-george.htm

1979 – Saudi Arabia – Grand Mosque Seizure ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Mosque_seizure

1984 – Sri Lanka – Mannar Massacre. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Mannar_massacre

1984 – Iran – Kuwait Airways plane hijacked at Tehran-Mehrabad Airport, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19841204-1

1991 – USA – Pan Am stopped operations. http://www.nytimes.com/1991/12/05/business/its-cash-depleted-pan-am-shuts.html

1998 – USA – Unity Node for International Space Station launched. https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/structure/elements/node1.html

2014 – Chechnya – Grozny Clashes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Grozny_clashes

2015 – Egypt – Cairo Restaurant Firebomb. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35003967

York

1641 – John Williams became Archbishop of York. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams_(archbishop_of_York)

1936 – St Paul’s Nursery School opened.