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Friday, December 14, 2012

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<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/quake-hits-california-article-1.1220097" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Strong earthquake strikes off California coast: USGS - NY Daily News</a>New York Daily NewsA 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck early Friday off the coast of California, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Friday. The trembler centered about 88 miles off the southwest coast of California — near San Diego. Residents in Long Beach, Newport ...

<a href="http://news.lalate.com/2012/12/15/california-earthquake-today-2012-strikes-outside-los-angeles-san-diego/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California Earthquake Today 2012 Strikes Outside Los Angeles, San Diego</a>LALATELOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A moderate California earthquake today 2012 has struck outside Los Angeles and San Dieog. The Calif

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  • 1799, George Washington, died at his Mount Vernon, Virginia., home at age 67
  • 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, beating out an expedition led by Robert F. Scott
  • 1939, the Soviet Union was dropped from the League of Nations
  • 1945, Josef Kramer, ym"sh, known as "the beast of Belsen," and 10 others were hanged in Hameln for crimes committed at the Belsen and Auschwitz Nazi concentration camps
  • 1946, the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish U.N. headquarters in New York
  • 1962, the U.S. space probe Mariner 2 approached Venus, transmitting information about the planet
  • 1967, first time DNA created in a test tube
  • 1975, six South Moluccan extremists surrendered after holding 23 hostages for 12 days on a train near the Dutch town of Beilen
  • 1981, Israel annexed the Golan Heights, which it won in a defensive war against Syria in 1967
  • 1986, the experimental aircraft Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California on the first nonstop, non-refueled flight around the world
  • 1988, America agreed to talk to PLO (the first time in 13 years)
  • 1990, Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed; she dies 12 days later
  • 1995, Presidents Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia, Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia and Franjo Tudjman of Croatia signed the Bosnian peace treaty in Paris. ALSO: AIDS patient Jeff Getty received the first-ever bone-marrow transplant from a baboon (however, the experimental procedure at a San Francisco hospital was criticized by animal rights activists. The transplant failed, but Getty survived)
  • 2000, President-elect George W. Bush conferred by phone with congressional leaders of both parties and planned a goodwill tour of Washington, D.C.; he also received a flood of congratulatory calls from world leaders on his first full day as president-elect. ALSO: U.S. businessman Edward Pope was pardoned and released by Russia after being convicted of espionage. The Federal Trade Commission unanimously approved the $111 billion merger of America Online and Time Warner.
  • 2006, a British police inquiry concluded that the deaths of Princess Diana and her boyfriend in a 1997 Paris car crash were a "tragic accident" and that allegations of murder were unfounded

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