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August 23, 1975: Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile
September 25, 1926: Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week
June 26, 1935: SDAP and CPH achieve majority in city council in Amsterdam
April 9, 1993: Colorado Rockies 1st home game and 1st victory, 11-4 over Mont Expos
May 21, 1988: "Da'Butt" by EU hits #35

Events That Made History Today - December 2

1620 - English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam
1682 - English earl of Shaftesbury flight to Amsterdam
1697 - St. Paul's Cathedral opens in London
1763 - Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing U.S. synagogue)
1777 - British General Howe plots attack on Washington's army for Dec 4
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Events That Made History Tomorrow - December 3

741 - St. Zachary begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III
1347 - Pope Clemens VI declares Roman tribunal Coke di Rienzo as heretics
1557 - 1st Covenant of Scottish protestants form
1586 - Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, from Colombia
1621 - Galileo invents telescope
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Events That Made History Yesterday - December 1

1167 - Northern Italian towns form Lombardi League
1566 - Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva
1626 - Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh tyrannical Governor of Jerusalem, driven out
1640 - Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule
1641 - Mass becomes 1st colony to give statutory recognition to slavery
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1070 - The Year That Was

June 4: Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France
July 17: Arnulf III the Hapless becomes earl of Flanders

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