December 4 – On This Day In History

4 December

What happened today in history?

  • 1791 The Observer is published for the first time. It is the first newspaper to be published on a Sunday.
  • 1872 – The Mary Celeste ship is discovered crewless and hardly damaged.

  • 1937The Dandy comic is published for the first time.
  • 1954 – The first Burger King restaurant opens in Miami, Florida.


Who was born today?

  • 1930 – Ronnie Corbett – British actor and comedian (one of the Two Ronnies)
  • 1949 – Jeff Bridges – American actor (The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart, Tron and Iron Man)


Who died today?

  • 1993 – Frank Zappa – American singer-songwriter.
  • 2011 – Socrates – Bazilian footballer.

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