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On This Day :: December 31

1946 - U.S. President Harry Truman formally declared an end to all hostilities in World War Two. 1997 - Dow index rises over 20 percent...

On This Day :: December 31

1946 - U.S. President Harry Truman formally declared an end to all hostilities in World War Two. 1997 - Dow index rises over 20 percent...

On This Day :: December 30

1916 - Grigory Rasputin, the Siberian peasant, mystic, and favourite of Russian Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra, was shot, poisoned and eventually drowned. 1947...

On This Day :: December 29

1911 - Sun Yat Sen became the first president of the Chinese Republic. 1940 - German aircraft dropped thousands of incendiary bombs on London's city...

On This Day :: December 28

1923 - Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the French engineer who built the tower in Paris that bears his name, died aged 91. 1937 - The French...

On This Day :: December 27

1927 - The Russian Revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, marking a victory for Josef Stalin in their power...

On This Day :: December 26

1908 - American Jack Johnson became the first black boxer to win the world heavyweight title, defeating Canadian Tommy Burns in Sydney. 1972 - Harry...

On This Day :: December 25

1914 - A group of British and German soldiers observed an unofficial "Christmas Truce" on the Western Front, climbing out of their trenches and...

On This Day :: December 24

1942 - An assassin killed Admiral Francois Darlan, a senior figure in France's collaborationist Vichy government. 1989 - Deposed Panamanian strongman General Manuel Antonio Noriega...

On This Day :: December 23

1948 - Hideki Tojo, the Japanese general who was prime minister when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor to begin its war against the United States,...

On This Day :: December 22

1917 - In World War One, peace negotiations opened between the new Russian government and Germany at Brest-Litovsk. 1989 - Samuel Beckett, reclusive Irish writer...

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