Today In History – 8 December

Important Events

1863 Abraham Lincoln issues his Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of the South

1941 US and Britain declare war on Japan, US enters World War II

1941 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers “Day of Infamy” speech to US Congress a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor

1965 Pope Paul VI signs 2nd Vatican council

1966 US and USSR sign treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons in outer space

2004 Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the Union of South American Nations

Today In Film & TV

1980 “Bravo” network premieres on cable TV

1992 NBC announces that “Cheers” will go off the air in May 1993

Today In Music

2019 Vienna State Opera stages its first show by a female composer in 150 years – Olga Neuwirth’s opera, “Orlando”

Today In Sports

2018 84th Heisman Trophy Award: Kyler Murray, Oklahoma (QB)

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