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Today in History: December 8
Today in History: December 8
Among today's events in history, rock star John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by an apparently deranged fan in 1980.
Today in History: December 7
Today in History: December 7
Among today's events in history, Imperial Japan's navy launched a pre-emptive attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, one of a series of raids in the Pacific in 1941.
Today in History: December 5
Today in History: December 5
Among today's events in history, national Prohibition came to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment in 1933.
Today in History: December 4
Today in History: December 4
Among today's events in history, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins gathered for the first and only time for a jam session at Sun Records in Memphis in 1956.
Today in History: December 2
Today in History: December 2
Among today's events in history, Cuban leader Fidel Castro declared himself a Marxist-Leninist who would eventually lead Cuba to Communism in 1961.
Today in History: December 1
Today in History: December 1
Among today's events in history, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1956.
Today in History: November 30
Today in History: November 30
Among today's events in history, London's famed Crystal Palace, constructed for the Great Exhibition of 1851, was destroyed in a fire in 1936.
Today in History: November 28
Today in History: November 28
Among today's events in history, nearly 500 people died in a fire that destroyed the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston in 1942.
Today in History: November 25
Today in History: November 25
Among today's events in history, the body of President John F. Kennedy was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in 1963.
Today in History: November 24
Today in History: November 24
Among today's events in history, Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy, in 1963.