On This Day

Historical Events on December 4 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 225 of 225

  • 2011 100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)
  • 2012 29 people are killed by a mortar attack in Bteeha, Syria
  • 2012 Typhoon Bopha makes landfall in the Philippines killing at least 81 people
  • 2013 Xavier Bettel becomes Luxenberg's first openly gay Prime Minister
  • 2014 The United Nations warns that the world is on course for the warmest year since records began
  • 2014 Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels agree to cease fire in the eastern war zone, beginning December 9
  • 2014 US authorities promise a "fair" investigation into the death of African American Eric Garner, after a white New York City police officer held him in a choke-hold faces no charges
  • 2015 Floods in Chennai and Tamil Nadu state, India start receding after a month of heavy rainfall, leaving more 260 dead and thousands stranded
  • 2016 Austria elects liberal independent Alexander Van der Bellen as President, after original vote in May annulled

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2016 New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns after 8 years in office

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key
New Zealand Prime Minister
John Key
  • 2016 Tens of thousands march throughout Brazil against a vote to undermine anti-corruption investigations
  • 2016 Venezuela issues new higher-value notes after currency falls 60% in 1 months against the US dollar

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2017 US Supreme Court allows President Trump's travel ban to come into effect for 6 mostly Muslim countries

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017 US President Donald Trump scales back Utah National Parks - Bears Ears National Monument (85%), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (50%)
  • 2017 New York's Metropolitan Opera suspends conductor James Levine after allegations of sexual misconduct
  • 2017 New York Giants fire head coach Ben McAdoo and manager Jerry Reese after a 2–10 start
  • 2017 Thomas fire begins and spreads to city of Ventura, California
  • 2018 Ownership group Seattle Hockey Partners led by billionaire businessman Davis Bonderman is unanimously granted an NHL license by the Board of Governors; to start play 2020-21 season at KeyArena

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2018 Theresa May's UK government suffers three parliamentary defeats in one day, also found in contempt of parliament for failing to publish report in full on Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May

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2018 French President Emmanuel Macron drops controversial rise in fuel tax after three weeks of mass protests

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
  • 2018 Attempts to establish mob council in Sicily thwarted when 46 members of the mafia arrested including Settimio Mineo
  • 2018 Scottish artist Charlotte Prodger wins the 2018 Turner Prize with film shot on her iPhone
  • 2018 First successful birth resulting from uterus transplant from a deceased donor in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2018 French couture house Chanel ends its use of fur and exotic skins following bans by other companies
  • 2018 Native Americans had just one migration from Siberia to the New World, at most 23,000 years ago, in research published in "Nature" and "Science"