Today’s Significant Events
1492 – 1st Spanish settlement La Navidad (modern Môle-Saint-Nicolas) in New World founded, by Columbus
1620 – Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth, MA
1792 – During trial of French King Louis XVI court hears the kings defense brought by Raymond Desèze
1825 – Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins [O.S. 14 December]
2004 – A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people.
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