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This Day in History for December 4

1816 – James Monroe is elected to become the 5th President of the United States, defeating Rufus King of the Federalist Party.

1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.

1915 – Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County, Georgia.

1915 – Henry Ford’s peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe ‘to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas’

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

1920 – 1st Pro football playoff game, Buffalo 7, Canton 3 at Polo Grounds.

1933 – FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration.

1942 – First US citizenship granted to an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)

1942 – FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration (WPA)

1945 – Senate approves US participation in United Nations.

1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, USA.

1965 – Gemini 7 launched with Frank Borman and Jim Lovell.

1970 – Unemployment in US increases to 5.8%.

1981 – Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333) that allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence.

1983 – US jet fighters strike Syria anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon.

1986 – US launches its Fleet Satellite Communications System (Fltsatcom-7)

1990 – Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC.

1991 – Pan American World Airways ceased operations.

1992 – Somali Civil War: President George H.W. Bush orders 28,000 US troops to Somali.

2014 – The United Nations warns that the world is on course for the warmest year since records began.

2017 – US Supreme Court allow President Trump’s travel ban to come into effect for 6 mostly Muslim countries.

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