11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 4th December

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1783 - George Washington delivers his farewell address to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York City

2. 1791 - The Observer, the UK's oldest Sunday newspaper, is first published

3. 1918 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson sets sail for France to attend the Versailles Peace Conference

4. 1937 - The Dandy comic is first published, introducing Desperate Dan

5. 1945 - The U.S. Senate approves U.S. participation in the UN

6. 1954 - The first Burger King is opened in Miami

7. 1969 - Jay-Z is born

8. 1976 - 'Genius' composer Benjamin Britten dies

9. 1991 - The final American hostage in Lebanon is released by his captors after almost seven years of captivity

10. 1987 - Orlando Brown is born

11. 1987 - Madonna files for divorce from actor Sean Penn. She changed her mind, but files again in January 1988

image: © Valerie Everett

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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