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This Day in History: December

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This Day in History December 15: Leaning Tower of Pisa Reopens
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On this day in 2001, Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after a team of experts spent 11 years and $27 million to fortify the tower without eliminating its famous lean. In the 12th century, construction began on the bell tower for the cathedral of... [more]
September 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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This Day in History December 25: The Christmas Truce
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Just after midnight on Christmas morning, the majority of German troops engaged in World War I cease firing their guns and artillery and commence to sing Christmas carols. At certain points along the eastern and western fronts, the soldiers of Russia... [more]
September 28, 2012 at 01:54 PM
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This Day in History December 29: U.S. Army Massacres Indians at Wounded Knee
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On this day in 1890, in the final chapter of America's long Indian wars, the U.S. Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Throughout 1890, the U.S. government worried about the increasing influence at Pi... [more]
September 28, 2012 at 02:08 PM
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This Day in History December 14: Amundsen Reaches South Pole
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Norwegian Roald Amundsen becomes the first explorer to reach the South Pole, beating his British rival, Robert Falcon Scott. Amundsen, born in Borge, near Oslo, in 1872, was one of the great figures in polar exploration. In 1897, he was first mate on... [more]
September 28, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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This Day in History December 3: Hostage Terry Anderson Freed in Lebanon
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On this day in 1991, Islamic militants in Lebanon release kidnapped American journalist Terry Anderson after 2,454 days in captivity. As chief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, Anderson covered the long-running civil war in Lebanon ... [more]
September 26, 2012 at 05:54 PM
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This Day in History December 1: Chunnel Makes History
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Shortly after 11 a.m. on December 1, 1990, 132 feet below the English Channel, workers drill an opening the size of a car through a wall of rock. This was no ordinary hole--it connected the two ends of an underwater tunnel linking Great Britain with ... [more]
September 26, 2012 at 05:40 PM
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This Day in History December 2: Enron Files for Bankruptcy
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On this day in 2001, the Enron Corporation files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a New York court, sparking one of the largest corporate scandals in U.S. history. An energy-trading company based in Houston, Texas, Enron was formed in 1985 as ... [more]
September 26, 2012 at 05:46 PM
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This Day in History December 30: USSR Established
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In post-revolutionary Russia, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is established, comprising a confederation of Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, and the Transcaucasian Federation (divided in 1936 into the Georgian, Azerbaijan, and Armenian rep... [more]
September 28, 2012 at 02:15 PM
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This Day in History December 13: Al Gore Concedes Presidential Election
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Vice President Al Gore reluctantly concedes defeat to Texas Governor George W. Bush in his bid for the presidency, following weeks of legal battles over the recounting of votes in Florida, on this day in 2000. (1:00)
September 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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This Day in December 10: First Nobel Prizes Awarded
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The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. The ceremony came on the fifth anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite and other high ex... [more]
September 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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