Today In History – 4 December, 2020

Important Events

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 Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published

1829 Britain outlaws “suttee” in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband’s funeral pyre)

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

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 Sports

1943 Commissioner Landis announces any baseball club may sign Negroes

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