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Once Upon A Time – December 4 – 1791 – Britain’s “The Observer” Is 1st Published, The Oldest Sunday Newspaper In The World

1534 Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Baghdad

1563 Council of Trent holds its last session, after 18 years. Last ecumenical council for more than 300 years.

1619 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish, England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many The First Thanksgiving in the Americas.

1791 Britain’s “The Observer” is first published, the oldest Sunday newspaper in the world

1829 Britain outlaws “suttee” in India, a Hindu practice where a widow burns herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre

1918 US President Woodrow Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France

Historical Events Today
Today in Film & TV
1933 Jack Kirkland’s play “Tobacco Road” premieres in NYC, became the longest-running play of its time

Today in Music
1927 Duke Ellington opens at the Cotton Club in Harlem

Today in Sport
1943 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis announces any baseball club may sign Negroes

2018 Native Americans had just one migration from Siberia to the New World, at most 23,000 years ago, in research published in “Nature” and “Science”

1961 Museum of Modern Art hangs Matisse’s Le Bateau upside down for 47 days

Famous Weddings
1878 Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland

1941 Entertainer Milton Berle (33) marries actress Joyce Matthews (21) for the first time (divorced 1947, remarried 1949)

1952 Actor Jean-Paul Belmondo marries first wife Élodie Constantin (divorced 1968)

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