|Year|| Event |
|1763|| A troop of 50 armed men entered the Workhouse at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and hacked to death the only 14 surviving Conestoga Indians (the rest of the tribe having been similarly dispensed with 13 days earlier). |
|1899|| Carry Nation attacks her first saloon. The seeds of prohibition are planted. The harvest will not be pretty. |
|1945|| In the aftermath of World War II, foreign ministers from the former Allied nations of the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain agree to divide Korea into two separate occupation zones and govern the nation for five years. |
|1974|| During a Christmas party held to honor the U.S. ambassador, FSLN guerrillas stormed in and took 40 hostages, including high-ranking officials. The raid brought worldwide recognition to the FSLN. Somoza announced a state of siege, leading to brutal repression in rural areas. |
|1978|| King Juan Carlos ratified Spain's first democratic constitution. |
|1979|| President Carter (D) signs the "JUSTICE SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT ACT", which is a major step forward in making the prison business more profitable. |
|1989|| Egypt and Syria resumed full diplomatic relations. |
|1991|| Amid strained U.S.-Philippine relations, the Philippine government orders the United States to close its Subic Bay naval base near Manila by January 12, 1992. |
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