On This Day In History, 4 December

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World Events Today

  • The British Observer, the oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, was first published today in 1791
  • The first Burger King restaurant opened in Miami today in 1954
  • French President Emmanuel Macron, suspended a proposed rise in fuel tax today in 2018, it was after weeks of mass protests

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American prime time soap opera, Falcon Crest, appeared on television for the first time today in 1981 on the CBS network
  • The musical, Les Misérables, based on the historical French novel by Victor Hugo, opened today in 1985 at the Palace Theatre in London
  • The Scottish artist Charlotte Prodger won the Turner Prize today in 2018, for her work shot using old camcorders and an iphone

Family Events Today

  • The English composer, conductor and pianist, Benjamin Britten, died today in 1976 aged 63
  • The actress Elizabeth Taylor married for the 7th time today in 1976, it was to the politician John Warner
  • The Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, was born today in 1892 in Ferrol

Main Event Today

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Cookie Day

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