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  • Madrid, Spain
    Sunday Dec 4, 1808

    Napoleon

    Napoleon entered Madrid

    Madrid, Spain
    Sunday Dec 4, 1808

    After clearing the last Spanish force guarding the capital at Somosierra, Napoleon entered Madrid on 4 December with 80,000 troops.




  • Korea
    Thursday Dec 4, 1884

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Gapsin Coup

    Korea
    Thursday Dec 4, 1884

    On December 4, 1884, with the help of the Japanese minister Takezoe Shinichiro who promised to mobilize Japanese legation guards to provide assistance, the reformers staged their coup under the guise of a banquet hosted by Hong Yeong-sik, the director of the General Postal Administration. The banquet was to celebrate the opening of the new national post office. King Gojong was expected to attend together with several foreign diplomats and high-ranking officials, most of whom were members of the pro-Chinese Sadaedang faction. Kim Ok-gyun and his comrades approached King Gojong falsely stating that Chinese troops had created a disturbance and escorted him to the small Gyoengu Palace, where they placed him in the custody of Japanese legation guards. They then proceeded to kill and wound several senior officials of the Sadaedang faction. Consequently, within three days, even before the reform measures were made public, the coup was suppressed by the Chinese troops who attacked and defeated the Japanese forces and restored power to the pro-Chinese Sadaedang faction.




  • Ferrol, Galicia, Spain
    Sunday Dec 4, 1892

    Francisco Franco

    Birth

    Ferrol, Galicia, Spain
    Sunday Dec 4, 1892

    Franco was born on 4 December 1892 at 108 Calle Frutos Saavedra in Ferrol, Galicia.




  • Germany
    Thursday Dec 4, 1941

    Martin Bormann

    The Edict on Criminal Law Practices against Poles and Jews in the Incorporated Eastern Territories

    Germany
    Thursday Dec 4, 1941

    Knowing Hitler viewed Slavic people as inferior, Bormann opposed the introduction of German criminal law into the conquered eastern territories. He lobbied for and eventually achieved a strict separate penal code that implemented martial law for the Polish and Jewish inhabitants of these areas. The "Edict on Criminal Law Practices against Poles and Jews in the Incorporated Eastern Territories", promulgated 4 December 1941, permitted corporal punishment and death sentences for even the most trivial of offences.




  • Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 4, 1955

    Rosa Parks

    The Montgomery Bus boycott

    Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 4, 1955

    On Sunday, December 4, 1955, plans for the Montgomery bus boycott were announced at black churches in the area, and a front-page article in the Montgomery Advertiser helped spread the word. At a church rally that night, those attending agreed unanimously to continue the boycott until they were treated with the level of courtesy they expected, until black drivers were hired, and until seating in the middle of the bus was handled on a first-come basis.




  • Federal Way, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 4, 1985

    Cinnabon

    Opening The First Cinnabon

    Federal Way, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 4, 1985

    The first Cinnabon opened on December 4, 1985, Federal Way, Washington at SeaTac Mall, now called The Commons at Federal Way. Cinnabon was an offshoot of the Seattle Based Restaurants Unlimited restaurant chain majority owned by Rich Komen with minority partner and CEO Ray Lindstrom at the helm.




  • Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Saturday Dec 4, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Grozny was fully blockaded by Russian troops

    Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
    Saturday Dec 4, 1999

    On 4 December 1999, the commander of Russian forces in the North Caucasus, General Viktor Kazantsev, claimed that Grozny was fully blockaded by Russian troops.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 4, 2009

    Kobe Bryant

    One of the luckiest shots

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 4, 2009

    During the 2009–10 season, Bryant made six game-winning shots including a buzzer-beating, one-legged 3-pointer against the Miami Heat on December 4, 2009. Bryant considered the shot one of the luckiest he has made.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Dec 4, 2012

    Kaká

    The top Brazilian goalscorer in Champions League history

    Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Dec 4, 2012

    On 4 December 2012, after scoring in a 4–1 win against Ajax, Kaká became the top Brazilian goalscorer in Champions League history, with 28 goals.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 4, 2015

    Uber

    Uber announces that it is raising $2.1 billion at a $62.5 billion valuation

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Friday Dec 4, 2015

    Uber announces that it is raising $2.1 billion at a $62.5 billion valuation.


  • Worldwide
    Friday Dec 4, 2015

    Uber

    Global technology and service alliance

    Worldwide
    Friday Dec 4, 2015

    Uber competitors Lyft (United States), Didi Kuaidi (China), Ola Cabs (India), and GrabTaxi (South-East Asia) (all of which have Softbank as an investor) announce a global technology and service alliance.


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