Historical Events December 4th

1619 America’s 1st Thanksgiving Day (Va)
1674 Father Marquette builds 1st dwelling in what is now Chicago
1783 At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, US General George Washington
formally bids his officers farewell.
1791 Britain’s Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in world, 1st published
1812 Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pa patents a horse-drawn mower
1843 Robert Schumann’s “Das Paradies und die Peri,” premieres in Leipzig
1881 The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
1927 Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem
1927 Dmitri Shostakovich’s 2nd Symphony, premieres in Moscow
1931 “Frankenstein” the movie opens at Mayfair Theater in NYC
1954 The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, United States
1985 “Les Miserables” opens at Palace Theatre, London
1991 Pan American World Airways ceased operations
1994 Tony Kushner’s”Angels in America-Perestroika” closes at W Kerr NYC after
216 performances

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