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Today in History

Today in History: December 8

Friday 08/December/2017 - 01:07 AM
Sada El Balad
Today is Friday، the 342nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days remaining until the end of the year.

Today’s highlight in history:

1714 - The Ottoman Empire declares war on Venice.

On this date:
1907 – King Gustaf V of Sweden accedes to the Swedish throne.
1941 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares December 7 to be "a date which will live in infamy"، after which the U.S. declares war on Japan.
– World War II: Japanese forces simultaneously invade Shanghai International Settlement، Malaya، Thailand، Hong Kong، the Philippines، and the Dutch East Indies. (See December 7 for the concurrent attack on Pearl Harbor in the Western Hemisphere.)
1966 – The Greek ship SS Heraklion sinks in a storm in the Aegean Sea، killing over 200.
1972 – United Airlines Flight 553، a Boeing 737، crashes after aborting its landing attempt at Chicago Midway International Airport، killing 45. This is the first-ever loss of a Boeing 737.
1988 – A United States Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II crashes into an apartment complex in Remscheid، Germany، killing 5 people and injuring 50 others.
1991 – The leaders of Russia، Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.
1998 – Eighty-one people are killed by armed groups in Algeria.
2004 – The Cusco Declaration is signed in Cusco، Peru، establishing the South American Community of Nations.
2009 – Bombings in Baghdad، Iraq، kill 127 people and injure 448 others.
2010 – With the second launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 and the first launch of the SpaceX Dragon، SpaceX becomes the first private company to successfully launch، orbit and recover a spacecraft.
2010 – The Japanese solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS passes the planet Venus at a distance of about 80،800 km.
2013 – Riots break out in Singapore after a fatal accident in Little India.
2016 – Syrian army starts final phase of the attack and progress has been made in the district of، "Sheikh Said" and preparing to storm the neighborhood "Sukkari" in East of Aleppo.

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