Events in History for Friday 4th December 2015


Today’s Significant Events

1534 – Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Baghdad
1619 – 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.
1791 – Britain’s Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published
1829 – Britain outlaws “suttee” in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre)
1923 – Cecil B. DeMille’s first version of “Ten Commandments” premieres

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