4 December It Happened Today
1154 Nicholas Breakspeare becomes the first English pope, taking the name Adrian IV.
1791 The Observer Sunday newspaper is published in Britain for the first time.
1872 The Marie Celeste is found adrift in the Atlantic with no trace of anyone on board.
1921 Roscoe “fatty” Arbuckle found not guilty of rape and manslaughter on a 10-2 verdict.
1949 Birth of American actor Jeff Bridges.
1974 Death of British composer Benjamin Britten.