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This Day in History for December 17 — Wright Brothers’ First Flight, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1903: Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make history's first successful flight in a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft (more info) 1944: The U.S. Army announces the end of its policy of holding Japanese-Americans in internment camps, allowing "evacuees" to return home (more in
This Day in History for December 7 — Attack on Pearl Harbor, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1787: Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution (more info) 1941: In an early-morning sneak attack, Japanese warplanes bomb the U.S. naval base at Oahu Island's Pearl Harbor, causing the United States to enter World War II (more info)
This Day in History for December 4 — U.S. Joins the U.N., and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1875: Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees the country (more info) 1918: President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first U.S. president to travel to Europe while in office (more info)
This Day in History for December 3 — Illinois Becomes a State, and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1818: Illinois becomes the 21st U.S. state (more info) 1964: Police arrest over 800 students at the University of California-Berkeley following their takeover and sit-in at the administration building to demonstrate against the regents' decision to forbid protests on U.C. property (more info)

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