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Ημερομηνία: Τρι 06 Δεκ 2005 - 14:14:02 EET

το 1768...
the "Encyclopaedia Britannica" is published for the first time.
  
το 1861...
James Naismith is born in Ontario. Thirty years later, in December 1891, he will invent basketball.
  
το 1863...
American chemist Charles Martin, who invented a cheap method of producing aluminium, is born.
  
το 1865...
the 13th Amendment to the American Constitution, which abolishes slavery, comes into force.
  
το 1876...
Heinrich Schliemann discovers the palaces of Mycenae, in Greece.
  
το 1877...
Thomas Edison makes the first recording on a gramophone in West Orange, New Jersey, narrating "Mary Had a Little Lamb".
  
το 1886...
American poet Joyce Kilmer is born.
  
το 1901...
in Germany, Polish organisations are forced to use German in public gatherings.
  
το 1904...
American President Theodore Roosevelt confirms the Monroe Dogma.
  
το 1905...
American boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Braddock is born.
  
το 1905...
Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen reaches Fort Egbert, Alaska, after travelling for three years from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, along the arctic shores of northwestern America, the northwestern passage. During his trip, Amundsen located the northern magnetic pole on King William's Island and discovered that it had moved since British John Ross had first discovered it, 60 years earlier.
  
το 1907...
361 workers are killed in a West Virginia mine explosion.
  
το 1912...
during the First Balkan War, the Greek army liberates Goritsa. A year later, on 4 December 1913, the town, along with Northern Epirus, will be involuntarily handed over by Greece to Albania.
  
το 1912...
the Triple Alliance between Italy, Austria and Germany is renewed for another six years.
  
το 1913...
the Great Forces of Europe recognise German Prince De Wielt as the King of Albania.
  
το 1917...
in Halifax Port, Nova Scotia, the greatest explosion of the pre-nuclear era takes place, when the French ship Mont Blanc, which was carrying explosives, collides with another ship.
  
το 1917...
the Finnish Parliament declares the country's independence, as the country had formed part of Russia since1809.
  
το 1917...
Tsar Nicholas II and his family are held captive in Tobolsk.
  
το 1918...
Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos meets with US President Wilson in Paris.
  
το 1920...
after a referendum, the exiled King Constantine returns to Greece, following Eleftherios Venizelos' electoral defeat and the death of King Alexandros. The Asia Minor Catastrophe will follow.
  
το 1920...
American composer and jazz musician Dave Brudeck is born.
  
το 1921...
Northern Ireland gains its independence, following the London Convention.
  
το 1922...
Utica Gas, the facilities of General Electric and the Power Company, become the first power suppliers in the USA.
  
το 1925...
unionists in Greece demand the payment of the 13th salary, in view of the Christmas holidays.
  
το 1929...
Austrian conductor and violoncellist Nikolaus Harnoncourt is born in Berlin.
  
το 1930...
the German Parliament announces measures to cleanup the Economy, during a discussion for the Budget.
  
το 1933...
Federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce novel "Ulysses" is not obscene.
  
το 1939...
Britain agrees to send weapons to Finland.
  
το 1940...
the Italians burn down Gjirokastra and Saranta, aiming to continue retreating to the north. The Greek army enters Saranta and liberates it for a second time.
  
το 1941...
Britain declares war on Finland, Romania and Hungary, as they did not respond positively to the ultimatums it had sent, demanding that they cease hostilities against Russia.
  
το 1941...
project Manhattan begins in Chicago, Los Angeles and California, aiming at create the first nuclear bomb.
  
το 1942...
in Greece, the ELAS Central Committee is formed, with the Military Resistance Centre as its core.
  
το 1950...
China invades Korea for the first time.
  
το 1952...
a general strike commences in Tunisia, as a protest for the assassination of the workers' leader, Ferat Hased.
  
το 1956...
Nelson Mandela and 156 of his supporters are arrested in South Africa for political activities.
  
το 1957...
in an attempt to surpass the Soviets in Space, the Americans launch their first satellite, but they fail as the satellite exploded while still on the launch pad.
  
το 1958...
the largest oil tanker in the world, with a capacity of one million barrels, is launched in Japan.
  
το 1971...
the USA forbid aid to India, due to their attack on Pakistan.
  
το 1973...
in Maryland, USA, Jockey Sandy Hawley breaks Willie Shoemaker's record of 485 wins.
  
το 1973...
in the USA, Gerald Ford is sworn in as Vice-President following Spiro Agnew's resignation, as the latter was accused of financial irregularities. A few months later, Ford will be sworn in as President, after Nixon's resignation over the Watergate scandal.
  
το 1979...
the USA accuse the USSR, East Germany and Czechoslovakia of violation of human rights.
  
το 1984...
Martina Navratilova loses to Helena Sukova. Her winning streak (74 wins since January 15, 1984) remains the longest in women's tennis.
  
το 1988...
American musician Roy Orbison dies at the age of 52.
  
το 1989...
in Greece, the Zolotas Government announces increases in goods and services.
  
το 1990...
Greek singer and musician Pavlos Sidiropoulos dies.
  
το 1990...
Saddam Hussein orders the freeing of all foreign hostages held in Iraq and Kuwait.
  
το 1990...
three Cypriot parties (DISY, DIKO and EDEK) demand a convocation of a national assembly in order to discuss the issue with Cyprus.
  
το 1991...
at least 17 people die in a 24-car pile-up in Bilbao, Spain.
  
το 1991...
in Greece, the Public Prosecutor, New Democracy MP Konstantionos Konstantinidis, makes his closing arguments in court for the Koskotas case.
  
το 1992...
Bulgaria establishes an Embassy in Skopje, FYROM.
  
το 1992...
Eric Cantona makes his official debut with Manchester United in a match against Manchester City (2-1).
  
το 1992...
in Ayodhya, India, right-wing Hindus belonging to the nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party and allied organisations demolish the Babri Masjid, a 16th century mosque, which they claim was built upon the birth place of Lord Rama.
  
το 1992...
in Munich, over 300,000 people demonstrate against the wave of racist violence, thus showing their support for the immigrants.
  
το 1993...
Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez is born. He will become the focus of international inertest when he will be rescued from a boat, while trying to reach Florida. His mother and another ten of his compatriots will drown in an accident. His father will attempt to have him return to Cuba, while Cuban refugees will try to make him a national symbol. Little Elian will eventually be returned to Cuba.
  
το 1993...
in Russia, President Boris Yeltsin arrives in southern Caucasus to settle the territorial dispute between the two republics of Ossetia.
  
το 1994...
Italian actor Gian Maria Volonte is found dead in a hotel room in Florida. He was due to appear in Greek director Thodoros Angelopoulos' film "Ulysses' Gaze".
  
το 1994...
Public Prosecutor Antonio Di Pietro, Italy's protagonist in the war against corruption, submits his resignation.
  
το 1995...
in Greece, the managers of Petrola are acquitted of all charges, following an explosion in the company's facilities in Elefsina, which resulted in the death of 3 people and the injury of another 19.
  
το 1995...
in Sri Lanka, President Kumaratunga calls on the Tamil rebels to surrender so that the civil war could end.
  
το 1995...
NBA bans Roy Tarpley for life for repeated violations of the league's drug policy.
  
το 1995...
the National Gallery in Athens is inaugurated with an exhibition of the Kostakis' collection, which includes Russian works from the period 1910-1930.
  
το 1996...
in Britain, the government and the Conservatives, under PM John Major, lose the majority in Parliament after the resignation of an MP.
  
το 1997...
Oscar de la Hoya batters Wilfredo Rivera forcing referee Joe Cortez to stop the fight in round 8 out of pity for Rivera. It is De la Hoya's 27th win (22 knockouts).
  
το 1997...
the President of the Hellenic Republic, Kostis Stefanopoulos, hosts a reception in the Presidential Mansion for representatives of the Media.
  
το 1998...
the IOC appoints French-English computer company Sema as the chief of Olympic information and technology from 2002 to 2008. Sema takes over from IBM, which ends its 38-year partnership with the IOC.
  
το 1999...
the British Open Squash Championship, the oldest and most prestigious event in the game, is moved to Aberdeen, Scotland, for the first time.
  
το 2000...
Carl Malone of Utah Jazz becomes second all-time NBA scorer, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain (31,419 points) in a game against the Toronto Raptors (98-84). Kareem Abdul Jabbar remains the leading all-time NBA scorer.
  
το 2002...
with regard to the Annan Plan for the resolution of the issue with Cyprus, Denktash responds to the UN Secretary-General for the terms that have to be negotiated by both sides. The Greek Cypriot side will respond a little later, after having been reassured in writing that the Turkish side has already answered. The UN will recommence negotiations, via negotiator Alvaro de Soto, who is expected to present a new, revised resolution plan.
  
το 2004...
the attack by armed Islamic militants on the American Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, results in nine dead and many injured. Al Qaeda claims responsibility for the attack, calling it "the holy battle of Falluja," while the Saudi authorities declare determined to combat terrorism in all its forms. The attack gives George Bush the opportunity to announce that "terrorists are still active".
  

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