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.



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