|A Chinese emperor died after a reign of 'Kangxi' longest (61 years), so his son Yongzheng was made emperor.
|Bonnie Prince Charlie's army reached the river Esq.
|Lord Clive was made the Governor of Bengal.
|Britain declared war on Holland.
|French flag The formal transfer of the Louisiana Purchase in New Orleans from France to the US for $ 27m. Happened in
|The original Covent Garden Theater in London was destroyed by fire, along with most of the scenery, costumes and scripts.
|The first volume of Grimm's "Fairy Tales" was published in Germany.
|Taxed $ 1 on unmarried men between the ages of 21 and 50) in the US state of Missouri.
|Mexico passed its first "expulsion law ", allowing Spain's citizens to be expelled in the next 6 months, and not until Spain was identified about Spain's 1810 Declaration of State Independence. Be barred from entry.
|The independence of Belgium was recognized by the great powers.
|The Military College of South Carolina was established.
|South Carolina became the first state to secede from the United States Union.
|South Carolina became the first of the eleven slave states to separate from the United States, which led to the creation of the United States of America and later during the US Civil War.
|ICRM renamed International Committee of Red Cross ICRC).
|The great poet Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay composed the national anthem 'Vande Mataram'.
|Thomas Elva Edison performed the bright light.
|The cantilever railway bridge opened at Niagara Falls.
|Soviet intelligence police force 'cheka' formed.
|Vladimir Jevorikin received a patent for the Iconoscope television system.
|Frank Capra's popular Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life was released in New York City.
|Cardiff (Cardiff City Hall Picture) was declared as the kidnapping of Wales.
|Afro-American woman Rosa Parks' fight against color discrimination in America paid off. Due to which the Supreme Court banned apartheid in buses.
|20 December, the first flight of Boeing 707, the first was a commercially unsuccessful jet aircraft.
|The Zolyak Killer killed five of his confirmies in Valeso, California, a case that is unresolved.
|Spain's Prime Minister Admiral Louise Blanco was killed in a car bombing in Madrid.
|In the Tirupati Balaji temple, Lord Venkateswara was offered a diamond studded crown valued at Rs 5.2 crore.
|History's deadliest maritime disaster MV Douna Paz occurred after hitting an oil tanker on the Tablas Strait of the Philippines, resulting in an estimated 4,000death.
|The United Nations Convention was signed in Vienna against non-government drugs and psychotropic substances controlling international crime against illegal drug business.
|The Parliament approved the bill to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18 years through the 62nd Constitutional Amendment.
|American forces attacked Manhem Noriega to overthrow the government to attack Panama.
|Donald Trump landed Marla Maple.
|Paul Roebson Longcare Theater opens for 14 demonstrations in New York City.
|According to the Daton Agreement ending the Bosnian war, the NATO -led IFOR launched a peace campaign in Bosnia and Herjegovina.
|Portugal transferred the sovereignty of Macau, which he had handed over to China from the mid -16th century.
|Portugal ceded the Macao region to China.
|US District Court Judge John E. Jones III ruled against the teaching of 'intelligent design' in its ruling Kkmiller vs. Dover Area School district.
|Pablo Picasso's Portrait of Suzanne Blowch was stolen from SOAO Paulo Museum of Art.
|Pakistan's federal Sharia court called the Pakistan Citizenship Act discriminatory against women.
|About 100 people died of a fugitive truck in a market in Kogi state in Nigeria.
|The Ministry of Chinese Sciences and Technology has announced that it has developed a circular robot for the first time with binoculars weapons.
|In Cairo, thousands of Egyptian women protest against military police against women protesters in Tahir Square.
|The Atlanta Intercontinental Exchange purchases the world's largest stock exchange, New York Stock Exchange.
|Bolivia's Tupac Katari has been successfully launched from the Zichang Satellite Launch Center in China.
|Britain agrees to help destroy 165 tons of Syria's 165 tons of chemical weapons; Stockpiles include substances that can be used to create highly toxic nerve agents.
|US authorities sent four Afghan prisoners back to Afghanistan after being detained for more than ten years in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; The Obama administration is working to vacate and release the remaining prisoners to close the facility.