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21st December in History

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1898 – Scientists Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium

1907 – Dutch government of De Master falls due to war budget

1909 – U of Coopenhagen rejects Cook’s claim that he was 1st to North Pole

1923 – Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent nation

1958 – Charles de Gaulle wins 7 year term as 1st pres of 5th Rep of France

1968 – Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage

1972 – Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany

1973 – Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict

1987 – Soyuz TM-4 launches 3 cosmonauts to space station Mir

 

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