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Old 12-11-2012, 07:54 AM
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December 11, 1936 -- After ruling for less than one year, Edward VIII becomes the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne. He chose to abdicate after the British government, public, and the Church of England condemned his decision to marry the American divorcée Wallis Warfield Simpson. On the evening of December 11, he gave a radio address in which he explained, "I have found it impossible to carry on the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge the duties of king, as I would wish to do, without the help and support of the woman I love." On December 12, his younger brother, the duke of York, was proclaimed King George VI.
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December 11 1972 - Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon.
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December 12, 2012 -- today is the LAST time most of us will be alive for a repetitive date -- 12/12/12

The next will be January 1, 2101.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:39 AM
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December 17 1777 - France formally recognizes the United States of America.
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December 17, 1903 -- Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft. Orville piloted the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and covered 120 feet on its inaugural flight.

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December 17, 1892 - Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" was first performed in St. Petersburg by the Russian Imperial Ballet.
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December 18, 1620 -- the British ship Mayflower docked at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its passengers prepared to begin their new settlement, Plymouth Colony.
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December 19 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.
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December 19, 1998 -- After nearly 14 hours of debate, the House of Representatives approves two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, charging him with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. Clinton, the second president in American history to be impeached, vowed to finish his term.
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December 27, 1971 - Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Woodstock of Charles Schulz’ famous Peanuts comic strip made the cover of Newsweek magazine this day.
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