On This Day in History for December 18 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 116 of 116

  • 1990 Bush reiterates his "no concessions" stance against Iraq
  • 1991 General Motors announces closing of 21 plants
  • 1992 FCC vote 4-1 to allow Infinity to purchase Cook Inlet stations
  • 1993 Kevin Scott skates world record 1K (1:12.54)
  • 1994 Socialist Party (ex-communist) wins Bulgaria parliamentary election
  • 1996 US TV industry execs agree to adopt a ratings system
  • 1996 The Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring "Ebonics" a language or dialect.
  • 1996 During a press conference, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Maleki states that Iran supports the free flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz, but reserves the option of closing off the shipping route if it is threatened
  • 1997 HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium.
  • 1999 NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.
  • 2002 Governor of California Gray Davis announces the state faces a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier

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2002 Fashion designer Calvin Klein announces he is selling his company to shirt-maker Phillips-Van Heusen for $430 million

Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
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Calvin Klein
  • 2011 The last US troops withdraw from Iraq, formally ending the Iraq War
  • 2012 4 people are killed and 11 are injured after an apartment block collapses in Palermo, Italy
  • 2012 6 health workers dispensing polio vaccinations are gunned down in Pakistan
  • 2012 The Seleka rebel coalition kills 15 people during its capture of Bria, the Central African Republic

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