December 04, 2016
Today is 339th day of the year
28 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1865 - "Edith Cavell, English nurse who was executed by the Germans"
  • 1875 - "Edgar Wallace, Prolific English 'Thriller' writer"
  • 1892 - "General Franco, Spanish military dictator"
  • 1930 - "Ronnie Corbett, Comedian and partner of Ronnie Barker"
  • 1932 - "Maria Callas, Greek/American operatic soprano"
  • 1942 - "Chris Hillman, Member of the Pop group 'The Byrds'"
  • 1949 - "Jeff Bridges, Screen star; son of Lloyd Bridges and brother of Beau"
  • 1950 - "Pamela Stephenson, Australian born comedy actress"
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events today

  • 1154 - "Nicolas Breakspear became the first, and only, British Pope"
  • 1732 - "The poet and playwright, John Gay, died in London"
  • 1791 - "The first issue of 'The Observer', the UK's oldest Sunday newspaper, was published"
  • 1937 - "'Desperate Dan', the strip cartoon character, appeared in the first ever issue, of the 'Dandy' comic"
  • 1959 - "A monkey returned to earth safely, after being launched into orbit 55 miles high by the US"
  • 1961 - The birth control pill was made available on the British NHS
  • 1988 - "South West England was swept by 70mph gale force winds, causing much damage"
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