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USSR WAS ACCEPTED ON THIS DAY IN 1922

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In post-revolutionary Russia, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic
(USSR) was established, comprising a confederatio  of Russia,
Belorussia, Ukraine and the Transcaucasian Federation (divided
in 1936 into the Georgian, Azerbaijan and Armenian republics). Also
known as the Soviet Union, the new communist state was the
successor to the Russian Empire and the first country in the
world to be based on Marxist socialism.



 

 

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Lenin Proclaims Soviet Power in Smolny Palace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ROMANIAN GOVERNMENT FELL ON THIS DAY

1989

The Romanian army defected to the cause of anti-communist demonstrators, and the government of Nicolae Ceausescu was overthrown. The end of 42 years of communist rule came three
days after Ceausescu’s security forces opened fire on the
demonstrators in Timisoara.

After the army’s defection, Ceausescu and his wife fled from
Bucharest in a helicopter (below) but were captured later and
convicted of mass murder in a hasty military trial. On December
25, they were executed by a firing squad.

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Ceausescu and his wife.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Bill of Rights of the United States of America (1791) - Bill of Rights  Institute

The Original Bill of Rights Had 12 Amendments, Not 10

On December 15, 1791, the new United States of America ratified the 
Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

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FORMER U.S. SENATOR DOLE LIES IN STATE

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US President Joe Biden and former US Senator Elizabeth
Dole, Bob Dole’s widow, sit near her husband’s casket at
the US Capitol.

No public viewing will take place because of the Coved-19 pandemic, although invited guests were present.

Bob Dole’s funeral will be held on Friday at the Washington National Cathedral.


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MONUMENT COMPLETED ON THIS DATE IN 1884

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On December 6, 1884, in
Washington, D.C., workers placed a nine-
inch aluminum pyramid atop a tower of white marble, completing
the construction of an impressive monument to the city’s namesake
and the nation’s first president,
George Washington. As early as
1783, the infant U.S. Congress decided that a statue of George
Washington, the great
Revolutionary War general, should be
placed near the site of the new Congressional building,
wherever it might be.

After then-President Washington asked him to lay out federal
capital on the Potomac River in 1791, architect Pierre L ‘Enfant
left a place for the statue at the western end of the sweeping
National Mall (near the monument’s present location). It wasn’t
until 1832, however–33 years after Washington’s death–that
anyone really did anything about the monument.

 

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