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December 14, 2018

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2012-The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut leaves 20 young children and 6 adults dead.

December 13, 2018

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2003-Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is captured.

December 12, 2018

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1913-The Mona Lisa painting is recovered in Florence, Italy after being stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris two years before.

December 11, 2018

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1936-King Edward VIII of England abdicates the throne after condemnation for marrying the American divorced woman, Wallis Warfield Simpson

December 10, 2018

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1901-The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, on the five-year anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.

December 7, 2018

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1941-The Japanese bomb the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, marking what President Franklin Delano Roosevelt calls "a date which will live in infamy."

December 6, 2018

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1884-The Washington monument is completed.

December 5, 2018

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1933-Prohibition, the period of American history in which alcohol was illegal, is ended by the ratification of the 21st amendment.

December 4, 2018

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2009-Amanda Knox, an American exchange student, is convicted of murder in Italy in a controversial case; she was later exonerated by the highest Italian court.

December 3, 2018

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1967-The first human heart transplant is successfully completed in a South African hospital.

November 30, 2018

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1874-Winston Churchill, who would serve as prime minister of Great Britain during World War II, is born in Oxfordshire, England.

November 29, 2018

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1981-Actress Natalie Wood drowns in a boating accident near Catalina Island.

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