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December 4, 1977 in History

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KnighthoodDictator Bokassa I

Jean-Bédel Bokassa crowns himself Emperor of the Central African Empire in a lavish ceremony costing US$20 million - one third of the nation's budget
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Jean-Bédel Bokassa is crowned as 'Emperor of Central Africa' atop a golden throne in 1976
Jean-Bédel Bokassa is crowned as 'Emperor of Central Africa' atop a golden throne in 1976

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Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon