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On This Day, December 16

1. 1773: The famous Boston Tea Party It was on this date in 1773 that more than $18,000 worth of tea was dumped into…

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On This Day, December 15th

1. 1791: The Bill of Rights became law of the land It was on this date in 1791 that Virginia ratified the first 10…

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On This Day, December 14th

1. 1911: The first explorer to reach the South Pole One of the great figures in polar exploration, Roald Amundsen, became the first person…

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On This Date, December 13th

1. 1978: First U.S. coin minted honoring a woman It was on this date in 1978 that the first Susan B. Anthony dollar was…

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On This Day, December 12th

1. 1980: Armand Hammer bought Da Vinci’s manuscript for $5 million It was on this date in 1980 that Armand Hammer purchased one of…

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On This Day, December 9th

1. 1992: Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce separation It was on this date in 1992 that it was announced that the royal couple,…

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On This Day, December 8th

1. 1980: The assassination of John Lennon Music fans all over the world mourned on this date in 1980 after it was announced the…

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On This Day, December 7th

1. 1941: Attack on Pearl Harbor It was on this date in 1941 that the Japanese struck a critical blow against the United States…

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On This Day, December 6th

1. 1917: The Halifax explosion It was on this date in 1917 that a massive explosion took place in the Halifax Harbor in the…

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On This Day, December 5th

1. 1933: The end of Prohibition It was on this date in 1933 that the state of Utah became the 36th state to ratify…

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